Hubby and I took the kids and my nephew, Hank, to the Dinosaur exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. We met up with a friend of mine, her hubby and beautiful son.
Well, as soon as we pulled onto Barton Springs Rd., Hubby and I both let out a great big, "Oh, hell to the no!"
Apparently, it was Austin Independent School District Family Day! Yippee! Which means one thing, F.R.E.E. That means every Tom, Dick, and Harry, their 8 kids, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, neighbor, neighbors niece, niece's boyfriend, boyfriend's two kids, and a few dogs where all there. All. There.
Kelly and I were to meet at the entrance and we both debated whether or not to subject our families to the chaos.
Her hubby said, "I would rather get kicked in the nuts than walk through those gates." My hubby agreed.
But we decided we would take one for the team. You can't tell your three year old, "Sorry, I know we have been promising the dino thing all week, but it is too crowded. Sorry about that."
Y'all know it doesn't work like that.
All in all it wasn't bad. The dinosaurs are hidden throughout and they are HUGE. When Bram came across the first dinosaur he stopped dead in his tracks. Of course being the super sweet mommy I am, I scream, "HOLY COW! IT'S ALIVE!!!!!"
Not a good idea.
After a few minutes of reassuring Bram they were all pretend, and mommy was just being silly, we walked through the park at a brisk pace, took a few pics, then headed out for a lunch and some refreshing adult bevs.
I will totally go back on a weekday when it isn't a cluster, so that we can really see the dinos better and my anxiety won't be so bad in fear of losing a kid.
So here are some pics!
Handsome Hubby, Hank and Bram. Hank and Bram are looking like brothers these days. My sister in law and I have some beautiful children. And I am not just saying that.
Mr.Cool Dude on the way to see the dinosaurs. He thought he was supercool in his new HOT (really hot) Batman shades. These were accidentally stolen from Wal Greens. I don't condone stealing at all, when I threw them into the cart, they landed in the diaper bag. Seriously. I forgot about them until I was searching for a paci a few days later and, "uh-oh."
Tess really didn't want to partake in park entrance pictures. I think she had just read the A.I.S.D. FAMILY DAY! signs. Smart girl.
I am framing this one, my sweet little baby girl.
All in all we had a wonderful day. Catching up with a girlfriend and spending the day with the family.
And everyone else in Travis County's family as well.