Ta da! Finally, pictures from our trip to Houston! I told you I would come through.
We had a great time. Jagger and Edy fell even more deeply in love (as in love as is appropriate for cousins, of course.)
We went on bike/stroller rides,
Jake fixed delicious breakfasts and even made Edy her yearly letter "E" pancake (which I completely forgot to do on her birthday and would have felt extra-terrible about if he hadn't already done it).
It was our first time to meet Jax. He was precious, chunky, smiley,
and terribly patriotic.
We went to the Houston Zoo. Yes, it was hot. But Edy got to see tigers and lions and elephants, Jagger saw monkeys, Mindy got her Dippin' Dots, and we all learned the important lesson to never, ever eat lunch at the zoo restaurant.
Mindy has always impressed me with amazing multi-tasking skills, and she did not disappoint this time either. I think she could strap another kid or two on there, don't you?
Before I had kids I always laughed at those people who pushed around empty strollers while their children ran free. However, this trip, we became people who pushed around strollers carrying strollers. Hattie was the only one who stayed strapped in (and that was because she fell asleep). Hint: Strollers at the zoo are a waste of time.
And just because his little rear has always been so cute:
The kids really had a blast.
There was dancing to be done and music to be played.
And a bubble bath that will go down in history.
Thanks to the Houston Smiths for showing us such a good time, and especially to Mindy, who scored these fabulous shoes for Edy. She has worn them nearly every day since.
We love you guys. Now come visit us already!
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