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Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Break Week o’ Awesome – Days 1,2,3

I suppose we’re still exiting the spring break mindset.  With all of this insane weather that we’ve been having (and the presence of a 3 and 1 year old who, yes, keep me busy – but still, life is still quite at our leisure!) we’re just enjoying being outside and soaking up the delightful temperatures.  Because we are not fools with no memory – we know what is right around the corner once June arrives.

But, back a few weeks ago, Abi & I derived what we thought would be a truly excellent week (Nate gave input where appropriate) and we dove in.  With friends along for the ride, the deal got even sweeter.

Day 1 – Breakfast at Hypnotic Donuts & Lunch downtown with Mercantile Coffee

What a way to kick-off Spring Break!  This place is voted the 14th best spot in the country for donuts (who knew they even ranked that?!)  It does not disappoint…

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(and that was all that Abi could eat!)

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Some quality outside time while little Nate slept…we will miss the morning naps.  It is a sweet time to spend with my girl.

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Check out these three awesome ladies…they were debating who got to hold the snake next (in Abi’s hand currently).  Girls after my own heart.  (Disclaimer…a totally safe snake for kiddos to hold…nothing venomous here!)

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After all of our excitement…the yummy eatery at Main Street Garden was closed!  Oh boo.  Thanks, Jason’s Deli for coming to our rescue.  Abi apparently needs a little more practice before she’s ready to be a full-blown city girl.  After about 2 blocks…”Mommy, I am really tired of walking and need to sit.”

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Fun little play area that we always have a blast on…but you can tell no parent designed it.  There is no shade structure.  Sunshine + play things with metal = unhappy experience for all involved.  The trick is to get there early…

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Abi & I are working our way through the best coffee (and Abi’s version of chocolate milk) in Dallas as voted in D Magazine.  It’s been a blast.  She journals about it – we visit fun spots – I have a great excuse to drink lots of yummy (1/2 caff) coffee!

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Day 2 – Trinity River Audubon Center

I just love this place.  The staff are great (some are former coworkers, which is always fun); the facility is fantastic; and honestly it’s just completely refreshing to see a stretch of the Trinity River which is actually pleasing to the senses.  Seriously.

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Creating a river…seeing what happens when a flood happens.  The girls thought it was pretty cool!

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He’s always along for a good time.  I just love him.

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Sweet little sister trying to keep up with the big girls.

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 Day 3 – I worked at the Zoo 

Not much to report here…a day spent with other families' pre-schoolers :)  The Zoo always puts on a good show for Spring Break Camp…check out our African Crested Crane.

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Days 4-5-6 – you’re up next!!!

1 comment:

Sarah Altman said...

Sounds like so much fun...your posts always inspire me to take advantage of the day! I love y'all's search for the best coffee (and chocolate milk!), and I am going to steal your idea for doing something fun on the first day of every season! Love you and can't wait to see you and the kiddos :)