Monday, March 31, 2014

Texas Cousin Time #1

I forgot to add this picture from last a week ago Sunday of us skypping with Brittney and  Spencer. It was such a party! We stayed up talking until one which was fine for Brittany and me, since stats about our normal bedtime, but it was hard on Emily and Becca.  

Bright and early the next morning we loaded up the kids and strollers and headed to the zoo!

Becca models her flamingo stance.

Checking out exhibits.

Then it was time for the rain, which was fun because it lead to matching zoo ponchos. 

Everyone loved the new merry go rounds!

But all good things must come to an end ...

Of course cousin time continued ...

With a little Uncle Sam time thrown in.

Tuesday Sam was off and we all headed to the Alamo.  

I met a good looking guy, but he was rather cold and aloof, and made me miss dad even more. 

Then we went down to the river walk which was absolutely beautiful.

We ate at a Mexican place there, and the abides had a chance to get aquatinted, but the food was not as good as at home, sadly.

Although the chili relent Becca got was definitely Texas size.

I talked Britt into posing in a niche in the Alamo wall.

Back at Emily's we all relax ....

On Wednesday we were off to a museum.

Liam is enjoying the elephant out front.

Here he shows off his skills by hanging from the door of the car.

Next we heeded over to the Japanese Tea Garden which was amazing.  I can't wait to go back in the summer and have tea on the patio of the Chinese Tea House.

The tea garden was built into an old stone quarry near the zoo in 1915 by prison labor ears, then a Japanese family was offered a house to live there, and give it more of an ethnic touch.  

So this brings  us to the end of Wednesday.  Keep watching, I will be sharing the rest of our week in Texas in another post!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like you had a great time! So glad you could all go!

    We are going to the Zoo in Dallas when we go visit Kelsey!