We spent Memorial Day weekend in Austin with our dear friends. We have been on two vacations with the Edwards, to California 5 years ago and to Seattle 3 years ago. This was our first vacation together WITH kids. I must say, vacationing with kids is a totally different ball game. Gone are the relaxing dinners, long days of site seeing, leisurely shopping, quite evenings. Hello CHAOS! Our trip consisted of parks, frantically stuffing meals down, waking up tired because your child was up in the middle of the night, and making late night grocery runs so your child will have something to eat. Although it definitely changed the nature of our vacationing, it really was a lot of fun! Kids, chaos and all, I wouldn't change it for the world. Here are some photos to recap our trip.
We rented a house together...you know you're good friends when you all stay in the same house...with 3 kids 4 and under.
The boys made us breakfast every morning. Love it!
While the girls were shopping, the boys found a lizzard!! They were SUPER excited. Glad we came to Austin for the lizzard.
Gotta love morning bed head. E LOVED hanging out with the boys. Never a dull moment. She thought all their toys were pretty darn fun too.
Sweet moment reading a book...and they didn't try to put it in their mouth like Miss E does.
We went to Zilker Springs for a couple of hours one day.
This girl thought swinging was pretty fantastic. I love this picture...pure joy on her face.
We had a picnic lunch,
and went on a pretty cool train ride.
Austin is always a fun place to visit...fun music, great grocery stores (I'm serious), quirky people, eclectic restaurants. It was a perfect weekend, but we are looking forward to sleeping in our own beds and Elliott sleeping in her own room. Oh the simple pleasures in life.