Friday, March 23, 2012

An afternoon of mud

For 5 days straight it RAINED and RAINED here. I was going out of my head trying to think of things for the boys to do inside the house morning, noon, and night. We played play-dough, made forts, painted, colored, made puppets, had puppet shows, cooked cupcakes, made musical theater, watched movies and the likes.

Yet, on day 6, when the sun suddenly appeared, the boys went running outside in the backyard and I didn't stop them! Sooner than later, I realized they were going to get REALLY dirty on account of all the rain we had just had, so I just decided to go with it. The boys stripped down to their birthday suits and played in the mud for hours!

This was their favorite spot in the corner of the yard. They were playing makeshift mudslides, like a slip-n-slide, all along the grass and into the big mud puddle.

However, after a few hours of innocent muddy fun, the throwing mud became and issue and a few faces of mud later, we headed to the hose to clean off and into the shower to wash our hair.

In any case, it was a fun memory. :)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Kite Festival

The guys and I had a great weekend! It was Austin's annual Kite Festival in Zillker Park. If you aren't aware, Zillker Park is Austin's largest park that is the home for tons of festivals (like Austin City Limits and SXSW) as well as other fun family treats. It is right on the river and close to downtown, so it is a beautiful place to fly a kite! :)

We actually decided to go to the festival because Aunt Kellye was singing at the sculpture gardens and so we thought it would be a great time for the boys to hear her do her thang. (Since she usually sings late at night and in jazz clubs and bars that wouldn't be appropriate to bring a 2 year old to.) However, fate didn't have work it out that way for us to get to hear Kellye sing on Sunday because after walking an hour and a half just to get into the park, we were all so exhausted we just plopped our picnic gear down and had a rest. By the time things were all eaten, Kellye's show was long gone. :(

However, we did have a nice day in the park watching all the fabulous different kind of kites and contraptions flying in the skye!

Here are a few pics from Sunday at the Kite Festival.

My handsome man, relaxing
The boys enjoying their lunch under a tree.
You can see the Austin skyline in the background.