I warned you that I took an insane amount of photos over the summer. Believe me yet? If you’d like to see the first part (summer birthdays) or the second part (June), head here or here. Otherwise, here are a few memories from our June/July trip to Austin…
On our way up to Austin, we met the Johnsons at the Snake Farm (whose name is a bit deceptive as it also has lions, exotic birds, and a petting zoo just to name a few).
We got to Austin just in time to see the Carnicoms as they passed through on their move from El Paso back to Ohio. The kids loved the chance to play with Quinn again and to smooch on sweet baby Jaxyn. Oh and Jay now ranks on my boys’ list of super cool people as he managed to catch a turtle from the duck pond.
Leslie took us to McKinney Roughs Nature Park. We took a little hike along one of the many paths there. It was beautiful!
We spent some serious time swimming, of course. Granny and Pappy joined us a few times which the kids adored.
The Johnsons invited us to join them at a family night event out at the Ladybird Wildflower Center. That’s one of our favorite places in the area, so we were excited to join them. We saw birds and snakes and furs and all kinds of things that delight little boys.
Back in May, I had an early miscarriage. I wanted to memorialize the loss so we headed out to Our Lady of the Rosary cemetery in Georgetown where our other miscarriage is buried along with my sister’s little angels. We named the baby Anna Jeanne and when her stone arrives, we’ll add her in to the garden of babies.
We never miss an opportunity for ice cream at Amy’s.
William made himself a grappling hook which he used to climb the wall in my parents backyard. From there he monitored traffic (and is positive he saw the real Carmen Sandiego escape).
There was a pool party at NIGHT…seriously, my kids were ecstatic at the idea of staying up after dark. We’re a wild bunch, wouldn’t you say?
For the 4th of July, we headed to Georgetown for the festivities (we were 15 minutes late and managed to miss the entire parade!). Georgetown is such an idyllic American town…perfect for 4th of July events.
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Once again, fantastic pictures and great memories built.
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