Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Texas on My Mind

This past weekend we head south to Fort Worth and Dallas.  It always a bonus when we have something to go to because we usually get to see lots of our friends and of course, Flint's dad, all in one short period of time.  
Family road trips!

We stopped to see our friends, Tim and Holly, on our way into Fort Worth and we finally got to meet their BEAUTIFUL daughter, Caroline.  However, I failed to get a picture.  Shame on me!!!
Friday, Cilla and I headed to Dallas to spend some time with my bestie, Laura!  Our time together is certainly not what it used to be, but it is precious nonetheless!  Now we are both chasing crazy toddlers around.  Definitely not dull!
Cilla loved riding Braysen's horse, Lucky!  Shocker!
 And look at this blue-eyed cutie!  He is so fun and full of personality and I just love him!
 However, I am not so sure these two love each other as much as their mommies love each other!  But, I know that in time they will!   
After we left Laura and Braysen's house, Cilla and I made a quick stop by Bubba's.  Absolutely, without a doubt BEST fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and homemade lemonade EVER!  Hands down.
Cilla loved her chicken dipped in gravy
 ...and her delicious homemade roll!!!  What's not to love?!?!
 Friday afternoon, Cilla opted out of her nap.  That seems to be a reoccurring trend around our house and is always a recipe for disaster.  Friday evening was no exception.  We got a late start to dinner (also a recipe for disaster) at one of our favorite places, Pappadeaux!  
This picture speaks a thousand words.  This was one tired little angel girl.
 The first half of dinner was not too bad.  Coloring with Susu.
 But, it went south very quickly.  She enjoyed her shrimp cocktail.  
 But about halfway through dinner Cilla had had enough!  Let's face it, 2 year olds can only stand so much and especially with no nap!  She had a fall onto a rock wall and hit her head, sweet girl. Then she woke up in the middle of the night throwing up!  It is never easy traveling with a toddler!
So, Pappy and Susu kept an already not so rested Cilla while Flint and I went to a wedding in Plano Saturday night...more pics to come...and guess who was still up partying when mom and dad got home at 11:30?!  You guessed it!!!  
How cute is this cake?!?
 And as if we had not had enough fun for the weekend, we stopped in Dallas (again) to see the Pardues on our way out of town!  Cilla and Harper just had to have some time together!  LOVE these two cuties!  Doing a little shopping after lunch.
(Please disregard the syrup all over Cilla's shirt!  What's a Sunday brunch without Pancakes and Syrup?!)
 Cilla thought Harper was hilarious drinking from the Texas Rangers cup!
 And I happen to think that both of these sillies are hilarious!
It was a super duper busy weekend and I am super duper tired.  But, we loved all of our time with family and friends!


Brisco Family said...

I'm so sad we weren't able to get together while y'all were in town!! We'll just have to try again next time and hopefully our weekend won't be SO crazy busy!! Glad y'all had a good trip & I wanted to tell you - I made those bon bons that you posted about & took them to a party Sunday night & everyone LOVED them! Thanks for posting the recipe :)

The Niemeyer Nest said...

She just keeps getting cuter. It sounds like a jam-packed weekend of fun. That chicken looked so yummy. Hope Cillia is catching up on her sleep!

Laurie said...

I love those first two old looking pictures! Looks like a fun time! I love to eat at Pappadeaux!!!! Great food and atmosphere.

Johanson Family said...

AWW!!! Loved that you came through my neck of the woods!!! The picture of your dog in the chair is too funny. Cilla looks like she had a great time! I can't imagine a road trip with kids-- taking them to the store down the street is a struggle of its own! :) glad you had fun!