This past week had a pretty typical start to it, but I wanted to squeeze in one more fun thing with the kids before school starts on Monday. We drove downtown to Hemisfair Park to play and then walked over to the Tower of the Americas, which is the tallest building in San Antonio. We went all the way up to the top observation deck, which is 579 feet up. The building itself (if you count the antenna on the roof, which makes it kind of look like the Space Needle in Seattle) is 750 feet tall. As we were riding up and down the elevator, we had to keep popping our ears. We also got to see a short movie about Texas, but it was 4D; meaning that it was a 3D movie but the chairs moved and we were even spritzed by water and air during parts of it. The kids liked most of the movie, but there were parts that startled them (especially Abigail). Namely when the rattlesnake and the crocodile jumped out at them. Abigail would yell, rip her 3D glasses off, watch for a bit, then decide she needed to put them back on, but would yell and rip them right back off if something startled her. It was a bit hard explaining to her that it was a special effect and not actually jumping off the screen at her. I probably should have explained more before the movie started…whoops! After we got home from our field trip, we came home, relaxed for a bit, and then headed to the school for Meet the Teacher night. Both the kids have really great teachers, so it should be a great year! It’s hard to believe that in two days they’ll be headed back to school!