Sunday, July 6, 2014

Our Week in Texas

On Saturday, June 21 (Yes, I am that far behind on blogging), we three Babiaks flew to Texas to spend a week with Chris's family. One of the main reasons we took this trip was to meet our newest nephew Elijah, who was born in April, but it would also be William's first time seeing his aunts and uncles face to face (Skype doesn't count).

Grandparents with all five grandchildren

William and Elijah had matching outfits!
Emilee and I both ended up wearing white too!

It was a fairly relaxing week; we spent a lot of time just hanging out with the family and watching the kids get to know each other. We tried to keep William's routine as normal as we could, which made him me happier. When the baby slept, we played games like Pandemic, Survive! and Bang.  When he was awake we kept him busy with toy trucks and chasing him on the floor.

On Wednesday were had planned to have a family photograph taken but it was raining. Later that afternoon when were all together for lunch we did a quick one anyway. It had been a year since we were all together last (at Brad and Emilee's wedding) and two little boys had joined the family since then!

On Thursday, Chris and I left William with Nana and went hiking at Perdernales Falls which was really pretty.  Then we took a little dip in the swimming area. It was a very relaxing morning for the two of us.

That evening, Chris's parents took us out to The Silo, a fairly fancy and elegant restaurant. They were treating us for our 5th Anniversary. With white table clothes, fine china, and a slice of cucumber for our water (or citrus of your choice--they came around to each table!) it felt like a real treat! Since Bob and Sheryl had just celebrated 35 years of marriage last month, we decided that this would be the perfect opportunity to glean from their wisdom. We had such a sweet conversation of reflection and story telling. I learned so much about my in-laws that night!

On Friday evening, Chris, William and I drove over to a friend's house for dinner -- Brandon was one of Chris's groomsmen in our wedding and he and his wife just had a baby. It was really great to catch up with them and meet their darling baby girl. They had a dog that William just loved to watch, too.

On Saturday, before our flight back home, I was able to meet up with my college roommate, Abbey. She had moved to the Austin area a little over a year ago, but I don't think I had seen her since 2009! Our visit was short but it was so wonderful to see her. (I totally forgot to break out my camera though).

William had gotten sick the day before we needed to leave. He woke up with a fever and was really crabby.  I thought it was an ear infection but thankfully by Sunday he was feeling better. He still has a cold but seems more himself now.

We had a wonderful time in Texas. We really were blessed to spend so much time with family. William got to meet just about everyone including his great-grandma and great-grandpa! The family made it so easy for us to be there as well - stocking diapers and formula and getting a carseat and pack and play ready for William's stay.

The week went quickly and it will be Christmas time before we see these silly faces again. 

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