Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Resort

This year, we planned out two vacations... our first... to a beautiful resort just north of Houston in a town called the Woodlands. I guess I should actually call it a 'staycation' because it is only 45 minutes from where we live, but actually when you pull up to the place, it is so secluded, you cannot tell that your are in a city.

This was a view from our patio. It was so nice to wake up, smell the fresh air and see the green.

 Joshua, of course, enjoyed a breakfast made especially for him by Mommy. Chocolate donuts and fruit!

The waterfall at the small pool was so beautiful.

The landscaping there was so beautiful, even a 2 year old boy couldn't resist picking flowers for his Mama.

This is the large pool at the resort, and the one that we spent the most time in.

There were so many turtles in the pond, all you had to do is walk by and they would crawl out of the water as fast as they could so that they can beg you for food.

At one point, Joshua was a little weirded out by their willingness to follow you and try to bite your fingers off.

Can you tell?? I was obsessed with how many there were.

Feeding the turtles..they ate good! All we had to feed them was Hawaiian King Rolls.. yum!

The Caddy Boy.

Flower Joshua picked for me.

You see those big green holes? That is a giant slide.. both Joshua and I went down them. I thought Joshua would be so scared, but he wasn't. He didn't even want to come out. I found him sitting inside the slide just giggling at all the water.

We also go into trouble for taking him down the slide, apparently he was not big enough.  BUT.. there were two ladies watching.. I can't help it that they didn't do their jobs.

Playing ball with Daddy.

The next Basketball superstar!!

The small slide, which is the exit to the larger green slide.

He loved the kiddie pool, it was just his size.

Laughing at the splash pad.

Taking a much needed break for lunch. He wouldn't take a nap though.. way too excited.

The view from my cabana chair.

He would much rather eat Mommy's California wrap, than eat his kiddie hot dog.
Hot dogs on a stick.. great invention.. haha.

They had treasure maps at the pools, which was really neat. On the backside of the paper, they had a list of 8 things that you would have to go around the pool and find. Like a fish sculpture on the wall, or a picture of a dolphin on the tile. It was a lot of fun. Each kid got a prize when they found all eight items.

Roasting Smores was my favorite. I remember doing this on the beach as a kid. My whole family would gather up, usually for a holiday, and although I enjoyed the food and family.. Smores were my favorite.

Joshua didn't seem to like them as much as me.. he took maybe three bites.

Until next time.. Woodlands resort.. we will miss you!
 Our next adventure was over to the Woodlands shopping center. We ate with Daddy at the Cheesecake factory, shopped at Pottery barn for kids, and spent almost a hour in Barnes and Noble. It was a great ending to a perfect vacation.

The vacation was short and sweet, but we made some memories that we will treasure always. We have also docked this as a annual place that we really want to come back to. Now.. only a few more weeks until my favorite vacation - The Beach!!


  1. My husband's company built that resort, and my husband was on the team. He loves that place! We have never been as a family, but it looks like ya'll had a lot of fun. Maybe we should go! :) There is nothing wrong with a little "stay-cation"!

  2. oh my gosh, how fun! great pics and great memories!!