We got to spend this past week visiting Jeff and Jessica and co. in Round Rock. I had discussed with Brandon going to visit Jessica for her birthday since that would probably be the present she would like most. Of course, her birthday snuck up on us, who knew? One would have thought she moved it this year. ;) But really, May has seemed to just fly by.
Not only was it fun just getting to chat and hang out with my friend of a sister-in-law, but it's was fun getting to see Madeline doted on by her aunt and uncle and getting a chance to play with her older cousins. They adore her and always ask when she can come visit again. Plus, visiting now I was able to tell Jessica to pick any dessert on my Sweet Treats board and I would make it for her birthday. She chose hummingbird cake, so she (and the rest) got to be my guinea pig and it turned out quite good.
We got to go around looking at model homes since they are on the verge of buying a house and had narrowed it down to a few plans and wanted to show us. I don't know if our family is weird but looking at model homes is a source of entertainment for us.
We also got some bonus treats on our visit. Matthew informed us Wednesday night that he had a concert the next evening. Awesome! I had been wanting to see one of his concerts since he has been sticking so diligently with learning the bass. It was a full orchestra concert which is rare for junior high and I made sure to tell him how cool I thought it was. We also got to attend his awards ceremony on Friday morning where he made 7th grade honor roll. Two years in a row on honor roll, way to go Matt!
Friday night we got to go sit on the lawn at a Round Rock Express game. It was fun though Little Miss saw all the other kids running around on the hill and she wondered (loudly) why we wouldn't let her just join in the fun. We ended up taking turns walking around with her so she could get some wiggles out. The game lasted past her bedtime and her eyes started getting heavy. But we stayed to see the fireworks afterward which was a pretty good show. She still doesn't quite know what to think of them but she only whimpered a couple of times as she watched wide-eyed from Daddy's arms.
All in all it was a good trip and we all had fun. Still I wish we lived closer together.