My sister Hannah made the trek over from Fort Worth on Saturday to join us for a fun-filled afternoon, which began at the Nasher Sculpture Center.
As an art teacher, I knew Hannah would appreciate being a part of Ava's first art museum experience. And since the tickets were free (a perk of working for a law firm that sponsors lots of Arts District organizations), I wasn't worried about taking a toddler. I figured that even if Ava lasted 30 minutes, the trip would be worth it. She was very well-behaved and enjoyed the super colorful and quirky Ken Price exhibit. It was so cute how she would point at the pieces that caught her eye.
But since it was such a beautiful day, we spent most of our time in the garden. Ava had fun exploring with her Aunt Hannah.
We all had such a good time!
After enjoying the Nasher, we headed over to Klyde Warren Park...another activity that has been on my to-do list for a while.
The park is really, really great. It's the perfect mix of big-city flair and laid-back cool. The whole thing felt so un-Dallas.
And because of the gorgeous weather, it was quite crowded on Saturday.
I'm kind of in love with this park.
After a fabulous afternoon exploring the Dallas Arts District, Josh took over Ava duty so Hannah and I could enjoy a delicious dinner at Victor Tangos.
I clearly started off the meal with a (couple) French 75s. Definitely my favorite cocktail, especially at VTs...so simple and yet so delicious.
And then we gorged ourselves on Ahi Tuna Nachos and Tempura Green Beans, Pickles & Cheese...
Followed by Korean-Style Hanger Steak with Grilled Broccolini and Charred Onions, Crab Mac & Jack, and Chicken & Waffles.
Goodness gracious...I seriously love this restaurant. And since we ordered way too much, Josh got a nice dinner from the leftovers.
Ava had such a great time hanging out with her Aunt Hannah. She even learned how to say her name on Saturday. After seeing this video, I think all the other aunts will be a bit jealous :).