san antonio zoo

What’s up with zoos? Are they fun educational places to learn about different animals and our world? Or are they depressing animal rights nightmares? Here’s the run-down on the rundown San Antonio, TX Zoo, and how our family trip went.


Pumpkin Painting

We’re so lucky to have found such an awesome play group while we have been at Randolph AFB. The group is organized by Janet S., who plans themes for every Friday’s gathering. One week, we had bubbles and chalk to play with. Another week everyone brought their ride-on toys (tricycles, wagons, scooters, and more) for


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I wasn’t sure how many shows we would get to see, or if they would be too long to hold the kids’ attention, but they were just the right length (even with us getting there early to find good seats just beyond the splash zone) and the kids loved them!


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We discovered that there is a super-fun and relatively new playground in Schertz, just a few minutes from Randolph Air Force Base. We’ve been there a few times and definitely plan to visit more before we leave Texas. Every time we’ve gone, there have been lots of “friends” (what Anneliese calls other kids, whether she


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Want to win a new Boba 4G? You can enter for yourself, a friend, or your local babywearing lending library. Boba is sponsoring the giveaway prize because they’re just that awesome.


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The library on base is our library. This kitchen is my kitchen, where I can nourish my family. We all sleep in the same bedroom here – our bedroom. There is now children’s art taped to our walls, and painted pumpkins decorate the end table. We’re finding local places we love to visit during the week, and having adventures on the weekends.


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I’ve heard amazing things about the San Antonio Botanical Gardens so I knew it had to be on our San Antonio, TX itinerary. We went on Columbus Day, which happened to be a Little Sprout Monday.


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I grew up going to the Detroit Institute of Arts with my awesome Great Aunt Gilda pretty much every year, and other museums here and there, and always enjoyed them. So when I found the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) during my googling, I added it to our San Antonio bucket list.


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We went into San Antonio to visit the Riverwalk, and happened upon Artpace’s Chalk it Up event designed to bring visual art to the masses (and get families to participate in making it). We contributed regular sidewalk chalk doodles, but several larger groups had areas sectioned off that they were doing some hardcore art with. It was really cool to see so many people just having fun together, and to be a part of it.


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We’ve done crafts and cooking projects, met up with a group of moms for a play date (and will do that again for sure), we’ve put kids’ art on the walls (technically not allowed, but we didn’t nail holes or anything), and spend time cuddling, playing, reading, and singing together.


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Check out our creepy EEKology project all about crickets, and enter to win a $100 gift card (AMEX or VISA, to use on whatever you want) from Orkin.


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I asked if they ever do tours at the station for kids, and they invited me to come by the next morning, to crash an elementary school’s tour that was already scheduled.

So in the morning, the kids grabbed their hats and excitedly hopped into their car seats to head to the station.



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