Have I mentioned lately how much I love all that Austin has to offer for families with young children? Seriously, this was an amazing city when I was a single, childless individual with a partying agenda, but it's even better now that I'm a grown up. Most of the cities dozens of public parks and playgrounds have added splash pads in recent years, including the awesome, centrally located Pease Park. We took it upon ourselves to suit up and go cool down yesterday in the blazing 103 degree heat - well worth it! Ava was so cute, dashing from fountain to fountain and trying to figure out where the water went when they'd turn off. We did, however, keep her shoes on since the pavement gets a bit slippery!