Josh, Chandra and Izzy were awesome hosts as per usual and didn't bat an eyelash when we decided to stay an extra few days. We had planned to be in Austin for a little over a week and when it came time to leave we just didn't feel like we had seen all the people and done all of the things that we wanted to, so we stayed on for another four days and it was the perfect amount of time. We were happy to get home but didn't feel too rushed.
Pretty much all we did on our trip was stuff ourselves with Tex-Mex (ooogh tight jeans!) and visit friends and family. My cousin Charlie and his wife Kari had their second little one two days before we arrived so we got to snuggle a brand new baby. Eliza had a lot of fun playing with other babies and old friends. She is a pretty happy baby these days - as long as she has mom or dad nearby. Stranger anxiety makes it so she doesn't like to be held by new people but as long as she's in our arms she is happy to play peek-a-boo and flirt like a pro.
We came home to much colder weather, but I was excited to find my iris and tulips starting to poke up in the front yard. Which means - time to get my act together for the garden! Now that I'm home with Eliza I am determined to buckle down and be more organized about my vegetable beds in the back - up to now I've just thrown things in higgledy-piggledy and had mixed results. I have a feeling that by planting time I'll have Eliza back there with me toddling around. She's cruising on the furniture pretty well and I bet she's walking before we know it!
Playing with Dylan - mostly trying to steal his toys but D stood his ground!
Jeromy making E cry!
Playing with friend Asha's giant bear
Watching some cartoons
Playing with cousin Brooke
New baby Samuel
Our baby has a big head!
Sleeping SO peacefully in Austin
Enjoying the sunshine
Bunny ears from Anton
Rocking out on the drive
Isabella can make her laugh like no one else!