I’m still trying to get in the habit of taking more pictures when we do fun things, but I actually have photos of two outings we went on recently, so wanted to share.
Jester King Brewery and Stanleys’s Farmhouse Pizza together form what I fondly refer to as the pizza farm. Less than thirty minutes outside of town, this farm feels like it’s completely out in the country. It’s been one of my favorite places ever since we moved to Austin, but this was the first time we made it there with James.
We had a friend visiting from Wisconsin, so it was a good excuse to go. It was cloudy, but nice out, and it turned out to be a great day to go because it wasn’t too crowded.
I failed to get any pictures of the pizza, but it was delicious. My favorite thing about this place though is the atmosphere.
There are always lots of families and kids running around. There are lawn games and sometimes live music. You sit outside at picnic tables in the sunshine. It is pretty much the best. We stayed as long as James could stand it, and then went home so he could nap.
Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center
James and I celebrated the first day of spring with a visit to the nearby Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.
My husband and I first went here the week before James was due and I remember thinking how fun it would be to come back with the little guy in tow. That day finally came!
Bluebonnets and other wildflowers have been popping up all over Austin so i figured this would be a particularly nice time to go. The wildflower center has lots of nature trails, an outdoor cafe, a lookout tower, and a super fun area for kids and families.
In case you missed the sea of blue flowers….
As expected, the bluebonnets were everywhere. It was so pretty and smelled like spring.
My husband and I didn’t check out the children’s area last time we were here, but it was wonderful and I had fun daydreaming about bringing James back when he’s older.
There is a “cave” that you can sit in and look out at a waterfall.
They also have two over-sized bird nest replicas that the children can go in.
Butterfly benches peppered the garden.
The outdoor workout setup would certainly be a way to mix it up from the gym.
They had a spot with little watering cans so the children could water the plants. There was also a sandbox area with toys and a couple of little teepee type structures in the woods. I had fun walking with him and watching the families, imagining our future.
The Wildflower Center is only about 15-20 minutes from my house. I bought a membership and can’t wait to go back many times! I actually already have plans to go back twice this week – once with a friend and her baby and once with my sister. I want to spend as much time outside as possible for the summer heat comes.
Have you gone anywhere fun lately?
Is it nice outside yet where you live?