|Ben and I were in Austin for lunch on Saturday.|
It was awesome.
I promised I would only post one picture.
|I got to spend some time with Boo.|
He can read.
|Boo and I bonded over Skylanders. Yes, it's true.|
|There was a serious accident during our visit.|
None of us were around. Fortunately a nurse lived next door to the babysitter.Boo assured me he was just fine.
|On Sunday Papa Ben and I found ourselves in Lake Jackson.|
Amazingly, the breakfast, provided by Uncle Jeff, was from a Czech kolache shop,
Jeff didn't actually attend our breakfast, but the kolaches did, as long as they lasted.
|My contribution to the morning fun was a paper bag. I intended to startle everyone, but the bag wouldn't break. It got funnier when Jacob couldn't break the bag, either.|
|Papa Ben never lets us down!|
|Lunch was butter chicken, of course.|
|Melanie made the naan. She's a pro.|
|Papa Ben and Julia were pretty hungry, but they had a long talk to pass the time.|
|After lunch, we played.|
|These kids and their parents are so fun to be around!|
|We watched Dave's big fish tank. He now trades coral for fish.|
Dave, the coral king. I didn't see that coming.
|Near the top of my list of favorite things to do at Dave's house is feed the anemones.|
You can't imagine how exciting this is until you've done it.
|Nate loves to play my tile game. He won.|
|I managed to tie with Julia. Whew!|
|Jacob and Papa Ben played a marathon game, with Papa Ben finally skunking Jacob.|
|We enjoyed a marvelous, spontaneous talent show.|
|For the record, this is not pretend talent. These kids are quite the musicians.|
|Matt plays in the senior orchestra ensemble. He's 15.|
|To top off the show, Matt and Will played the Piano Guys' Winter Wind. I was blown away.|
|To my utter and complete surprise, there was a birthday party.|
I got a present.
|There was a candle and a special, homemade dessert by Carolyn.|
|And -- ice cream!!|
|Everything was delicious.|
|We had the best time.|
|All of us!|
|I can't wait until next time!|