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Our first journey home with Maddie was HORRIFIC. She was like a baby on crack with the Benadryl - laughing hysterically and didn't sleep at all...plus stomach problems. I refer to those 18 hours as my labor pains.
So...the prospect of another flight was met with some apprehension She did GREAT! Loved it. We stayed with my sister in Austin - filled with trips to parks, a kiddie amusement park where she went on all rides (planes, trains, automobiles, ponies, ferris wheel, boats & a merry go round). This was her first pony ride. She wanted Michael - my wonderful nephew - to accompany her on most. Colin - my other wonderful nephew - braved the merry go round. She also saw her first movie in a theatre - Monsters versus Aliens. Alamo Movie House is neat - they have a typical movie theatre set up with a bar in front of you...best queso dip I've ever had. Maddie liked the lemonade. We also had fun at Zilker park feeding the birds.
Best of all was Maddie spending time with her Austin Family. Michael goes to UT San Antonio - he is doing amazingly - he's learning Mandarin and when he switches to UT Austin next year is thinking of majoring in linguistics. He and the family are bound for a trip to China after Colin's year stint in India which starts 6/09 - WOW! Maddie referred to them as the "Big Boys" and had so much fun with chalk, puppets, another Easter Egg Hunt and so many fun things her Austin Family treated her to...spoiled :)