afternoon at the Alamo

I’ve been operating for months (no, years) under the false impression that admission to the Alamo is extremely expensive.  Therefore I never went, although I walk by it to go to the post office or on jaunts around downtown San Antonio all the time.

“But it’s free,” Elliott told me the other day, a confused expression on his face.  “You didn’t know that?” He’d been there on some Army field trip awhile back.

Nope!  So one fine afternoon we decided to go explore the Alamo.

We discovered that apparently the story of the Alamo is bigger than Texas.  Who knew?!  We also got a great refresher on Texas history as related to the Alamo, which reminded me of many things I learned in that old John Wayne film years ago.  Remember that one, my siblings?

Lena was more interested in the pigeons in the courtyard outside, though.

Someone saw us taking lots of pictures and offered to take a family portrait.  I’m learning to never say no when someone offers, for we have precious few photos of us all together as it is.  Even if we’re very awkward family photo takers…

P.S. I would just like to draw your attention to Lena’s darling new overalls  Doesn’t she look so squeezable in them?!  My cousin Katie bought them for Lena and now my baby girl wears them all the time (in case you haven’t noticed her outfit in this post and the last one).  They’ll be a staple in her wardrobe this winter.  I only wish it were so easy for mamas to pull off the overalls look and I’d be wearing a cute pair myself!

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4 Responses to afternoon at the Alamo

  1. Eden November 7, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    Cool! I only remember it being central to some Pee-wee Herman movie… the one that gave El nightmares for years.

  2. megarber November 8, 2011 at 4:03 am #

    Lovely overalls. I remember having those same kind with a number of my babies. Enjoy all the moments…and thanks for sharing since I didn’t get to see the Alamo.

  3. Sarah November 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm #


  4. Becca November 15, 2011 at 5:03 pm #

    Sarah and Mom, a friend just gave us an overall DRESS this weekend, so now Lena is fully kitted out with all options of overalls!

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