We were only in Texas for approximately 14 days this summer because we had places to be and people to see, but just because we had crazy traveling plans doesn't mean we could rest on our laurels or just relax while in Austin---when you have five busy babies there is virtually no time to rest...on anything. So, we tried to pack in as much fun as we could before taking off on our cross-country adventures. Here are pictures from the two weeks we were in town before we drove to Utah (the first two weeks of June 2011):
this was the view from my front porch while I waited for Jackie to come over and meet me to go walking, it looked a little ominous but also very cool
we headed straight from fun with the McAdams girls to meet Daddy for lunch at The Cheesecake Factory (Lexie is not pictured because she is in a high chair at the end of the table)
a few Hoopes and Allen kids in the Hoopes' backyard, there are five kids in each family (we both have 3 girls and 2 boys so it works out great to play)
I'm not sure where in the process Bracken decided it was ok to take off his swimsuit and play in only his boxers
a new day a new adventure, into Target we go! i can't remember now what the point of this outing or picture is, maybe just to show the world what it looks like to take five kids into a store?
Ah, Hoppin' Hippo! This was our farewell to Hoppin' Hippo. My kids love this bounce house place but it is a zillion miles from our house and in the middle of nowhere. I guess it just couldn't handle this horrible economy and needed to close for good. Knowing we wouldn't get another chance before the doors were permanently closed on June 30th we went for a farewell play day.
i think these are the weirdest inflatables, you climb into the rear end of an elephant, make your way through an obstacle course, and emerge out the front of a giraffe...strange
Ruby went straight from her Lunchables to this swing. She stayed on the swing for about 30 minutes, then she threw up and we were asked to leave. It was super awesome for me.
lexie partially behind the front desk having a tantrum while ruby played on the swing for those 30 minutes
These adventures were eight months ago now but it feels like they were yesterday. We had a great beginning to our summer!