We made every effort to enjoy the week with him off.
There was lots of hanging around at home (while Ella asked to "weed, weed!").
But we also got out plenty too.
There were trips to the new park.
And early dinners at The Cheesecake Factory (thanks to Bart's parents for a gift card)
followed by the discovery that there is a whole herd of stone cows at the Arboretum (what, you don't want ride a giant stone cow?)
We had a late lunch in Austin at Hopdoddy's one afternoon
where Ella thought eating the chipotle ketchup plain was a great idea. Until her tongue (and lips) started burning. Poor baby.
Madeline, her husband, and their darling baby came over for lunch. It's really nice of people to come over when complete strangers invite them to come eat.
We went for a run as a family one morning, read plenty of books (I'm engrossed in Stephen King's 11/23/63), watched a couple of movies at home AND recruited Adam to watch Ella while Bart and I hit Mission Impossible 4 (surprisingly good!) at the dollar theater.
There were long evening walks, Pita Fusion, and an embarrassing amount of scones at Landen and Adam's place on Sunday night.
Now it's back to real life, but we have a good time while it lasted.