February 16, 2016

Castelo Adventures: XOXO Weekend

I hope you all were able to spend this Valentine's Day weekend with your loved ones. Although we don't celebrate the lovely 'holiday' with gifts we made it a point to be together...with fun family activites! 

I took M on our mom and son date. The Hubs worked until 5pm so I had M all to myself :) We started off the morning by going to Cafe Java in Round Rock, TX. If you live anywhere near the Austin and surrounding area, this is a must for breakfast! M always gets the kiddie pancakes {pancake, eggs, bacon}. Their pancakes are amazing! Melt-in-your-mouth good!!

It just so happened that our local Lowe's had a special Valentine's workshop on Saturday. We headed over after our breakfast and got to building. 

Love our frame! 

M wanted to go to Barnes and Noble to play on the Lego and train tables. We picked up a couple of books while we were there, too. 

It was such a gorgeous day that the park was calling for us! Luckily, we have a park in our neighborhood so we stopped by for a bit before heading home.

Happy Valentine's Day from the Castelo's!

One year, while the Hubs and I were still dating, he surprised me with a hike on Valentine's Day.  He, very sneakingly, found out my shoe and clothing size...and surprised me with workout gear. With a blindfold on he took me to Mount Bonnell. It was amazing!  This year we thought it would be fun to do the same, hiking that is, with our little family :)
We spent our morning with a hike on the Barton Creek Greenbelt. It was a cool breezy morning and perfect for a hike. We took advantage to test out our new hiking boots, too! If you are in the market for hiking footwear I completely recommend the Vasque Boots. The Hubs and I each have a pair, while M wears the Hi-Tec Boot.

Of course, we were starving after our hike. We decided to get brunch at Banger's on Rainey St. Although we've been there plenty of times during nightlife, it was our first time going for brunch. It will definitely be a place we frequent during the day. They have a small dog run where you can leave your pup while you eat/drink, Lola loved interacting with all the other pups.

Our evening was uneventful. We were exhausted from our adventures earlier in the day. Naps and movies were on the schedule :) We ordered in and watched Goosebumps. 

This Valentine's was one of the best! Spending it with my little family was all I wanted. Do you celebrate this sweet day? Any special traditions? I think we're going to make our "morning hike" a Valentine's tradition :) xoxo


  1. Looks like you had a terrific Valentine's Day. Love the photos.
    Hi! Stopping by from Mom Bloggers Club.
    Have a nice day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! :) Yes-we had a wonderful time!! How did you spend yours?