The last day of the Cook visit and we had a BBQ with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. It was a great visit. So fun watching all the kiddos play together. Grandma had three of her grand children there and five great grand children!
As an extra special treat we got to celebrate Aunt Rene's 40th birthday. Happy Birthday Ne!!
What do you do when it's 108 degrees in Austin and you've already been to Deep Eddy? You go to Schiltterbahn!!!! This is a great place to take 10 and 12 year old boys. 3 year old Austin had a great time too. Violet wasn't so sure about it all so she and I spent most of the day in the kiddie pool.
Two generations of cousins
Ashna and Vivian played together with Aunt Jenny, they'll get to go when they are a little older.
Aunt Rene and the boys left yesterday morning after an amazingly action-packed and fun visit. We swam in Deep Eddy Pool, ate lunch at Chuy's, enjoyed a day at Schlitterbahn and dinner with cousins, rode Jet Skis and swam at Lake Travis (named after Travis Cook, of course), and had a BBQ with lots of family. We all miss them and wish we could play together like that every day. Counting the days until we'll see them again in February.
Vivian hit two major milestones this week! The previous post describes her able to sit up on her own - found her sitting up in her crib this morning (time to lower the mattress) - and now she can also pull up to standing! I'm trying to get this one on video, but she's like the singing frog and will only do it when I don't have the camera.
The train table is no longer safe from her curious little hands...
Vivian is able to push herself up to sitting from a lying down position This is great because before she could do this proficiently she would get very mad about being "stuck" on the floor and throw a fit. Happy to be at this new stage.
I love seeing Violet's confidence at the park. It's her territory, the place she explores everyday, and she knows every inch of it. She showed me where the duck laid her egg. She follows her nose, and I just follow.