Thursday, March 3, 2011

Happy Spring! Mayfield Park & Mt. Bonnell

Today was a gorgeous spring day here in Austin, so the kids and I just had to go on an outdoor adventure! We picked a couple of parks they had never been to. First up was Mayfield Park, just west of downtown.

The park has an old estate and cottage gardens, with ponds...

And peacocks!!

But we enjoyed the most was hiking on the trails, that took us down along Lake Austin.

Sweet brother and sister!

I loved seeing the first signs of spring.

Next we headed over to Mt. Bonnell, the highest point in Austin at whopping 785ft. Well even if it's not really a mountain, it's still a nice place to look at views of the city (and a little fact for you - it's where Joel proposed to me!) :-) It was the first time the kids visited. Here they are getting ready to walk up all the steps to the top!

My sweet boy.

Enjoying the view.

Courtney isn't a fan of looking at the camera these days - but I thought this photo was sweet, despite her not looking.

After our time with nature we met Aunt Laura for lunch at Jason's Deli. All in all, a good day. Well, until I took them for their well checks at the pediatrician right after lunch... ;-)

Thanks for stopping by today!

1 comment:

sideoats + scribbles said...

I didn't know Joel proposed to you at Mt. B! That is just so awesome!

Looks like y'all had a great day today!

AND! Love your blog makeover -- but! -- where's the PURPLE!!?! ha ha ha!!!