Last week, my sister Merrick and her husband, Philip, and their baby came to visit for six days. It was delightful.
I think we did a pretty good mix of hanging around and relaxing (read: babies got naps), and getting out and having fun.
While it snowed back in Utah, we braved the 100 degree weather at the splash pad. Ella was not sure what she thought about it.
But eventually she stopped clinging to me and figured out that this was like the bathtub on steroids.
Every so often, the Peanut would come by and acknowledge Ella’s existence. She’s not nearly as mobile as he is.
Ella especially loved Uncle Philip. I think he liked that she would sit still for him.
A little trip to the library.
And, of course, the eating of BBQ. This place was new to us and quite tasty. A nice change of pace from the ever-popular Rudy’s.
After four years of Austin living, I finally made the long-awaited trip to Flip Happy Crepes
. Oh my word, it was delicious. Merrick chose the most wisely with a ham and Gruyere.
Ella didn’t approve of my goat cheese and spinach crepe.
I made it up to her by letting her play with Merrick’s water bottle
And then a stop at the Blanton Art Museum on UT’s campus.
On Friday, we went to Zilker Park and played on the playground (Ella tried to eat rocks)
Stuck our feet in Barton Springs
and rode the Zilker Zephyr.
Ella considered joining their family, but eventually decided against it.
We finished the afternoon with a delicious taco lunch. Ella gave it two enthusiastic arms up.
And finally, to finish our week of complete gluttony, we went to Kerbey Lane Cafe for breakfast on Saturday before they caught their flight home.
It was nice for one day to have the apartment back to ourselves and eat vegetarian meals and have Ella not sleeping in our closet. Then that day was over and I was ready for them to come back. We have way too many restaurants we haven’t tried!