Camping, Picnics, and Libraries ..oh my!

The Austin Symphony Free Concerts in the Park started here in Austin a few weeks ago. I think there have been 3 so far but we have only been in town for 1. But oh was it GREAT!  It's mine and Tristan's favorite summer activity.  There are lots of people, kids, picnics, friends, a great view of downtown, and wonderful music. Levi loved watching all the dancing kids, the people, the music, the dogs...it was great!  For those of you who live in Austin bring a picnic and come join us Sunday nights at 7:30pm outside on the grass at the Long Center on the corner of Barton Springs and Riverside!

Last weekend Levi went camping for the first time!  He did great and REALLY loved it!  He loves to be outside so I was hoping camping would be right up his alley! His naps and night sleep was just the same as at home even with the heat and he LOVED looking around in the tent!  We went with Tristan's family and had such a good time.  Us "kids" all went for a 3 hour float down the river while the grandparents watched Levi and Elijah.  I was away from Levi for about 4 hours and it was the longest I had been away from him during the day. He did great and I even was able to relax and have a good time too!!!

Yesterday Levi and I went to the library with Jana and her girls.  It was the first time I had been to a library since college I think.  It was sooo great!  Our Library is right down the street in walking distance and it has a great children's book area.  We checked out several books to read for the next 3 weeks. One of them though might be a no go for Levi.  The Very Busy Spider is a cute book by the same author who did the hungry hungry Caterpillar and there is a different animal sound you make with each page ...and when I made the animal sounds for the cow, goat and hoarse Levi had a huge lip quiver and then broke out in tears!  Something about those animal sounds scared him when they came out of my mouth I guess...it was so unexpected! I going to try to keep reading it in hopes he will get over it eventually!

This weekend we don't have much going on which will be nice..but...a week from today we are road tripping it to Vail with Bethany and John Ryan and maybe even my parents!  I can't wait!  I'm a little nervous about the long car ride but no matter how bad it is...we will survive!  But I'm sure once Levi and the rest of us smell that Vail air everything will be better! 
The Vail valley in the summer is my favorite place on earth and I can't wait to spend a whole week with Bethany and John Ryan..woo hoo!!!!!!

Happy Weekend Everyone!  What are your plans?


emily rodriguez said...

love all the pics!! i still can't wait for your glamping trip. that's going to be amazing. also, we are hoping to join you at a concert in the park sooooon! love!

kaye herbert said...

I wish we could do the concerts in the park, but elijah goes to bed by 8, & keeping him up us always a gamble! I will however join you on some library visits! :)