But it was the perfect opportunity to practice some baking skills. A three level chocolate cake and icing from scratch? As you can see from the look on his face, he was just as surprised that I managed to pull it off as I was. (I'm totally allergic to following recipes that precisely.)
We also went out to The Oasis for lunch since it overlooks Lake Travis and my mom is big on showing Spiros as many beautiful parts of Austin as possible. It's part of her subtle (or not so subtle) scheme to convince him what a wonderful place Austin is so he'll want to move here. So far so good, but let's see how he feels when it's 100 degrees in August.
That night he and I managed to get our new-puppy-parent friends out of the house and down to Rainey Street for some Austin night life. After enjoying the low-key houses-turned-into-bars, we decided to show Spiros what our college weekends were made of. Sixth Street on a Saturday night was a little too much to handle. Spoiler alert: We are not 21 anymore.
To counteract the night out, the next morning we went to Stubb's BBQ Gospel Brunch. All worshiping should involve brisket, I've decided. Followed by a long nap.
It was a perfect weekend, one that will require a week of fasting to recover from.
(Well, after I polish off the rest of that cake, that is.)
Hope everyone else had a great Memorial Day too!