Family time

We enjoyed our visit this week from Maw-maw, Paw-paw and Uncle Brandon.  It was a nice excuse to check out more of the sights in the Houston area.  We kept busy, but had relaxing afternoons while Lily napped.  We went to the beach at Galveston Island, visited the Aquarium, walked through the downtown Discovery Green park and past the baseball stadium, ate Tex-Mex and Cajun food, visited a few playgrounds, and took walks around the neighborhood to Rice University and through the shops at Rice Village.  We discovered the Chocolate Bar just a few blocks away, which sells chocolate covered everything, made on-site, and offers delicious varieties of ice cream, layer cakes and cheesecakes.  Brandon bought a slice of the huge four-layer chocolate cake, and it was enough for all of us to share with leftovers for Jared and I today.  (Seriously, these cakes are huge!) I’m not a big cake person, but I do eat dark chocolate every day, so this place is a dangerous find.  🙂

In any case, we all had a great time.  Lily was sad to see them leave, and cried at the airport last night when we said goodbye, which was heart-breaking!  But she woke up happy this morning and has been talking all day about “mawmaw, pawpaw, airplane, home!”  I’m glad she’s getting old enough to kind of understand what’s going on.



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