Part of why I haven’t posted in months is because we’ve been busy and I’ve had some issues with iPhoto. All of my photos from our Easter weekend trip to Dallas have disappeared. We had a fun weekend in Dallas with John’s family, and Baby Boy had lots of fun hunting eggs. His favorite were the confetti eggs he smashed all over the sidewalk.
The following weekend we drove to Galveston to spend time with John’s sister and her fiancé before she started her nursing program. We ate so much good seafood!
Saturday was a busy day for us. We started the day with an Easter Egg hunt and petting zoo at church, and the fun continued until bedtime.
After we left church, we decided to finally tour and join a gym. We had been discussing joining a gym since we moved here, and we finally did it. The gym looks fine, and the kid’s area is promising. They have a small playscape, toys, and a large screen TV. When we looked at the kid’s area, Baby Boy REALLY wanted us to let him go play. Hopefully it all works out because the weather is only going to get hotter, and exercising outside is not a great option.
At this point we tried a new restaurant for lunch. The food was fine, but the best part was the play area we accidentally stumbled on behind the restaurant.
After a 3.5 hour nap, Baby Boy woke up in time for dinner. We then played in the backyard until it was too dark. It was a really fun Saturday!
This past Saturday we headed to the Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary. Almost all the animals have been rescued. One of the lions was found in horrible condition in a junkyard in Arkansas. Several of the reptiles were found in abandoned apartments and duplexes. Other animals like the wolf hybrids were purchased as pets, but then the owners realized owning a wolf wasn’t what they thought it would be and surrendered the animals to the zoo. A set of foxes was seized by immigration when someone ordered them online from Russia.
Anyway, the zoo isn’t too far from our house and is just the right size for a 2.5 year old. We had quite a lot of fun.
We headed to Chipotle for lunch after two goats started getting a bit PG-13. After nap time, our friend Liz stopped by on her way thru Austin. We found a new restaurant to try and then had an even better discovery at a bookstore.
For our “Spring Break,” Baby Boy and I headed to my parents’ house. We had lots of fun things planned to do that week, but Baby Boy ended up getting sick. One night Uncle Mark saved the day/night by taking a late night trip to the pharmacy for us. Then I got sick the following week, and then Baby Boy got sick again two weeks after that. Is it summer yet? We did get to go to the beach at Stahlman Park for a bit and the Houston Zoo.
The week before we headed to Lake Jackson, my mom had been telling us all about the baby giraffe, baby elephant, and the zoo train. Baby Boy was so excited to go, but he didn’t understand that he had to wait a week.