It really sunk in as I drove home from the airport this morning…the next time I see my parents, I will be a parent.
These visits will never be the same. We won’t be spending the days shopping, or eating out every night…we’ll be sitting in the living room just watching our baby. It might sound boring, but I sure can’t wait. I know that eventually we’ll think back to these days and wonder what on earth we did before this kiddo came along.
That being said, I think we made the most of my parents’ last trip before baby. And as usual, I wasn’t ready for them to leave…but knowing they would be back in a few weeks made it a whole lot easier.
Friday night started with dinner at Ray’s. Chris tried the chicken fried ostrich and my dad found a new favorite Saint Arnold’s beer. See how happy they were?
That night we came home and
slept through watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics. This is pretty much what I got from it…
Luckily things got more exciting when the events started on Saturday. Clearly the guys didn’t want to miss a thing–judo and table tennis included.
My poor mom’s luggage was lost on the way down, but Southwest finally delivered it on Saturday morning…so she didn’t have to wear the same outfit all weekend! 🙂 After that we headed up north to Old Town Spring. It’s a little old railroad town outside of Houston that is known for its unique shops and restaurants.
I guess the shopping part was less appealing to these two…
The highlight of the trip was definitely lunch at Puffabelly’s. The old train depot atmosphere was really neat–and the fried pickles were even better.
Side note: my husband doesn’t think twice about eating fried ostrich, but he’s terrified of fried pickles. I tried everything to get him to eat one except for public embarrassment…so I’m giving that a shot now. DO IT Chris–I promise you will love them!
We ended the day out at the Sugar Land Skeeters game. Thanks to Uncle Phil (who is not really my uncle…in fact, he’s younger than I am), we enjoyed some great skybox seats. I couldn’t tell you one thing that happened during that game, but I could describe the delicious 6th inning ice cream covered with warm apples and cinnamon if you’d like. Okay, two mentions of fatty foods in one blog post…too much. Toooo much.
Anywho, it was a great night for baseball…
On Sunday we went to church, watched more Olympic events, and my mom and I did some shopping for craft supplies. It’s times like that–just wandering around JoAnn’s, picking out fabric for baby stuff–that make me sad we don’t live in the same town. I would give anything just to be able to call her up on a random afternoon to hang out or roam the aisles of one of our favorite stores. Someday though…I’m hopeful 🙂
Well I think that pretty much sums it up. Food, crafts, and lots of sporting events. We had a great childless weekend with my parents, but I’m really looking forward to their next trip back when they’ll be meeting their newest granddaughter!
Speaking of new babies, Brittany is having one TOMORROW! I don’t know if I’m going to be able to sleep tonight, but I sure hope she does! I can’t wait to get the news tomorrow that baby Carter has arrived!!!!! Good luck you guys–we love you! 🙂