this time to austin, texas. well, actually 40 minutes outside of austin to the hyatt lost pines resort. we had a blast!!! i know you must be thinking, "did those people really go on another trip?" yes we really did load up the car, this time with the double stroller strapped to the roof of the explorer and headed south on 35. this adventure was a business trip for mark. he attended a conference at this resort and decided since we had been away from the kids that it would be fun for us all to come along. we also invited my mom, nana, to come and help me during the day with the kids. i wasn't so sure that i could handle a 2.75 year old and a 4 month old at the pool alone. by having "nanny nana" there it also allowed mark and i to go dinner at night, which was so fun. the resort was super family friendly and so much fun.
our trip began on thursday morning. the car was packed and we hit the road. the kids did a great job in the car. we stopped in waco for lunch and then continued south to austin. we arrived and quickly settled in. mark and olivia went to check out the pool while i went searching for a wal-mart because i forgot to pack diapers and wipes for baby jack. what was i thinking?!?
the next 3 days were filled with lots of time at the pool or "the beach" as olivia called it because there was sand and a beach entrance to the awsome pool. most of the pool was 2.5 feet deep so olivia could walk around the whole thing all by herself. there was also a long lazy river that we took several trips around. olivia's favorite thing was to "bake" with the sand toys and the water.
jack also enjoyed napping by the pool and hanging out under the umbrella. he and nana had some good qualitiy time while i was in the water with o.
besides the great pool the resort had all sorts of fun FREE activities for us to do throughout our stay. we roasted smores, olivia got her face facepainted, we road bikes, watched butterflies in the butterfly meadow, searched for hummingbirds or "honeybirds" if you are olivia in the hummingbird garden, played on the playground, and learned about texas animals. we even got to pet a few live ones.
it was a memorable trip. we wished that mark was able to play with us more, but he thought the conference was well worth the trip. it was a really great weekend. thank you again to my sweet mom for coming along and helping out soooo much. i just hope we can find some excuse to go back someday.