Monday, June 22, 2009

Our Trip to Austin

John and I love visiting Austin. There is so much great food and an endless supply of unique shops to explore. We have been there several times but not in the past couple of years. We were really hoping to make this a romantic trip but that didn't work out so we brought along the boys for some family fun.

The best part of the trip was that we were able to stay with some sweet friends. It was so funny how the boys called them "Heather and Mr. Funderburk" all weekend long. The boys (our Burrito and Noodle and their son "T") enjoyed playing together, and the adult time after the kids' bedtime was so fun! Heather and Daniel, we loved hanging out with you!

On Friday we headed to South Congress for some shopping and lunch at Magnolia Cafe.

Noodle and Burrito thought it was hysterical that their water came in a coffee cup and insisted I take their picture drinking coffee!

Then we explored Zilker Park. The boys especially enjoyed the fire truck at the playground.

And there was a random statue of some philosophers in the park so I had all my boys stand next to it with a funny philosophical pose!

After the park, we went to Central Market for a snack and to cool off before meeting the Funderburks for dinner at Kerbey Lane cafe.
Saturday was a lazy day and that was great! This is our friend T. He was a great host and was so sweet to share his toys with Burrito and Noodle. We went swimming at their neighborhood pool and played golf in their backyard. It is tough getting 3 boys to be still long enough for a picture and this is the best of what I got! The big boys went golfing and I had fun playing mommy with Heather at their house.

On Sunday, after eating Daniel's secret recipe pancakes for breakfast, we said goodbye to them and set off towards the capitol. I wasn't sure if the boys would appreciate seeing it or not, but it just seemed weird to not go there while in Austin. They did, in fact, appreciate it enough to warrant the visit, particularly the cannons!

After visiting the capitol, we visited John's favorite place, a local bookstore. We grabbed lunch at Maudie's and then went to a groovy retro shop for me! And of course, we couldn't leave Austin without a quick trip through Ikea! It was a great little vacation with some great friends!

1 comment:

Colored With Memories said...

how fun! i haven't seen them in ages. their little boy is are yours!