Sunday, July 24, 2016

P.S. This is Austin

My big 21st birthday (hehe) was back in June. I only requested an Ice Cream cake, which Jeremie delivered on. But he also super surprised me with a card announcing that I should pack my bags for a four night getaway for the next weekend to Austin, TX! Ya'll, I cried. CRIED TEARS OF JOY. I'm sure in Jeremie's head he was saying "Nailed it!" (Or maybe "My wife has too many hormones.")Hopefully, in the near future I can expand on why and how our lives have been a bit of a three ring circus lately, but let's just say that The Wells needed a little getaway.
We packed our bags, headed south, had the obligatory directional/GPS argument and finally arrived at the fabulous Omni Barton Creek. We immediately headed to the pool and Greyson seemed to be happy with the accommodations.
We ordered food from the cabaña and literally ate our supper on the chase lounges by the pool. Yes, please, and thank you. No clean up, no loading the dishwasher, no picking up toys. No throwing a load of clothes in the wash..... you get it.
Our room had a completely separate living area with a TV, so we put Lil G down in the bedroom, closed the door, and watched Friday Night Lights. Score.
The next day we did venture out to Zilker Park, which many friends had suggested. They had the neatest natural pool, playground, and a train ride that went around the entire park with awesome views of downtown Austin. Extra points with the toddler for the train ride.




Afterwards, we headed to the South Congress area, which was recommended by a local. OMG, this area was DARLING! So fun! There were so many restaurants, food trucks, and neat little shops.
We ended up eating at Guero's, which was probably the best Mexican food we've ever had. Greyson loved the goldfish pond.
I can't remember which night, but one night Jeremie spotted a two man band downstairs in the bar, so we felt like Greyson had to see it. He loves to shake his little tush. Luckily, we weren't the only people who brought their children to the bar. This darling little blonde pulled Greyson on the dance floor and they cut a rug. There may or may not have been a little post-dance kiss on the cheek. #greysonsfirstkiss #backawayblondie #heisstillmamasbaby

The Omni was gorgeous, super family friendly, and had everything we needed. They had a toddler pool, family movie times during the day, a playground, putt putt golf, a nature trail, and actually very affordable poolside food and roomservice. Which we did two nights. Nothing like someone rolling your dinner in and rolling it out. They even had a great childcare service which we used for a couple hours one day and had some toddler free time at the pool.

Since it was the Fourth of July weekend, the resort even had it's own huge celebration and fireworks show. We decided to roll the dice and wake Greyson up for the fireworks. (They were at 9:15 and he goes to bed around 6:30.) He was a trooper and after a couple of minutes he was shouting "BOOM!"

My heart was about to explode like the fireworks as I sat there with my little guy and my "big" guy. Memories to cherish for a lifetime!

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