Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Great day in Austin....

We went to the Austin Children's Musuem today. We lucked on and got rock star parking at a meter on the next block! Whew hoo, you know things are going to go well when you get good parking. The kids had a blast. It is spring break here so it was super crowded. But the kids had fun doing everything from trains, to building, crafts.
About five minutes after we left the house I realized I didn't have my camera....!! So no pics.
Around noon time we packed up and headed to Pappadeaux....the finest Cajun seafood place ever! Again, great rock star parking, life is good. Of all the things Mike wanted to while home on R&R, going to Pappadeaux's was it! Livi even tried some fried alligator tails. It was deep fat fried with a crisy coating what's not to love. At the end of the meal, no one was overly stuffed. So we ordered desserts. The kids shared an oreo cookie mousse. I couldn't believe Will ate all of his half!! Finally we were stuffed and started home.
Just as we got the second child buckled in, large raindrops started plopping down....which soon turned to a downpour! Overall, an excellent day....good food, good fun, all with family.
We are trying to enjoy our last couple of days together. He had to run up to the store, so I had a minute to blog. Mike leaves super early on Thursday. I don't think I am going to wake the kids to take them. Kind neighbor J said she could come over. I think I might take her up on it.
It is hard to believe he has been home for two weeks.
happy tuesday y'all!


Head Hen said...

I am so glad you have had such a lovely two weeks. I will pray for your strength to put him back on that plane, for your courage in raising your two children until he returns, for your children's happiness, and for your husband's (and all of our troops') safety.

Good luck tomorrow.

nel said...

I am so glad you have some wonderful memories with your family...I will be holding you in my thoughts and prayers over the coming days. I too will pray for strength...Nel xo

susan said...

Sounds like you had a great day...even the rain waited until you were done to come.

Doncha hate it when you forget your camera?