Texas

Lee had a conference in Austin, TX last week, so we packed up the kids and headed south to enjoy the warm weather, the BBQ and the TexMex. The kids travelled great. We have been enjoying flying only carry-on to AZ, so we really wanted to see if we could do it to texas too. The problem was we needed carseats on the other end. I didn’t really want to rent them (don’t trust that they’re clean), and we didn’t want to check Harper’s super heavy Clek seat.  Wren’s carseat clicks on her stroller, so it was easy. Jack’s booster is super light and comes with a carry strap, so it was pretty easy too. We ended up buying a cheap cosco scenera for Harper for the trip. It was awesome. It was lightweight, and fit just right over our carryon bag, so pulling it through the denver airport was a breeze. I LOVE the CARES harness for it’s ease of use, but Harper travelled way better in the carseat. It was nice to have her contained in her own space on the plane.

We spent the first couple nights in Austin in a hotel, or should I say Helltel. Our kids and hotels do NOT mix. After 2 nights with no sleep and 1 complaint filed by some cranky childless person who though we were making too much noise at 3 o’clock IN THE AFTERNOON, we moved to a house rental (It wasn’t available the first couple nights).

The house was beautiful, had a ton of space, a pool and a great location. And no crabby neighbours.

We ate some really good food, shopped a little and generally just hung out.

I kept forgetting to take my camera anywhere, so most of the pictures are just of the kids at the parks.

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^^My lunch dates. I took all 3 kids to a sit down restaurant by myself. It was a small victory for me.^^

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^^This little doll did fabulous getting drug around all day. She was less congenial at about 3am^^

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^^Harper was so excited about this princess that was just her size^^

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^^Rocket caps^^

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^^Outdoor coloring^^

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^^Halloween cookies from a local bakery^^

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^^This little boy has become such a help lately.^^

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^^Wren Baby^^

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^^Harper unsuccessfully trying to make Wren happy^^

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^^Looking for the moon^^

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^^Food truck time. Burro Cheese kitchen^^

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^^Little Stacey Park^^

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^^Harper trying to steal some kids bike^^

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^^Caught taking selfies^^

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^^Kisses^^

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^^Return Zerberts^^

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^^Breakfast while dad is at work^^

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^^We went to the Thinkery on our last afternoon. It a science center for little kids, and it was awesome.^^

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^^Shooting rockets/birds^^

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^^Giant lightbright^^

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^^The water station^^

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^^It’s not just fun for kids;)^^

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^^Play structure outdoors^^

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^^Wading pool/stream^^

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Until next time Austin!

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