My morning started with a pancake breakfast, followed by pressies and a morning of playing with my new toys.
Then I had some buddies around for a party. What a great way to turn 5!
This morning we visited The Alamo and learnt all about the pivotal battle in Texas’ history.
In February / March 1836 the Mexican Army took The Alamo Mission in a 13 day battle against the Texian defenders. The Mexican Army outnumbered the Texian Army 6 to 1 and with the news of the defeat of Alamo, General Santa Anna assumed the Mexican Army would be able to hold back the resistance.
However, the fall of Alamo had the opposite effect and it sparked Texan settlers and adventurers from the United States to flock to Houston’s Army to defeat the Mexican Army in the battle of San Jacito in 18 minutes on April 21. Santa Anna was captured and forced to withdraw Mexican troops and Mexican control of the territory giving legitimacy to the newly formed Republic of Texas.
My day started well – waking up in my new bed!
Followed by opening my wonderful pressies from Abuela and Iggy, Grandpa John and Jennifer and Aunty VJ and Dave – thanks guys I feel so spoilt!
Then we packed a few things in our bags and jumped in the car. We’re off on a road trip! We tailgated lunch at Buc-cees!
Arriving in San Antonio early in the afternoon.
We celebrated with my birthday dinner on the River Walk. Unfortunately WordPress and / or the hotel internet are not cooperating in uploading our pictures of that!
After helping Mum out in the http://www.kiwiimporter.com warehouse all morning we were rewarded with a cafe afternoon tea and a trip to Party City. We both came out with huge bags of birthday party goods – plates, cups, decorations, party favors – the lot! You’ll have to wait for our parties to see what themes we chose!