On Saturday we went into Austin for the AMOM Consignment Sale. AMOM stands for Austin Mothers of Multiples which is a non-profit organization that offers support to parents and guardians of multiple-birth children in the greater Austin area. Twice a year they hold a consignment sale at the Austin Sports Center, a spring sale in April and a fall sale in October. We’ve been going to the sales for the last three years. They have all kinds of stuff for sale, from children’s clothes, blankets, toys, books, to car seats, strollers and playpens. It varies each time depending on who is trying to sell what. We always load up on books for our kiddos every time we’re there. This time we picked up 55 used books for Monk and Squish. The sale is always held on a Saturday. There is free parking and it is $2 per adult to enter. We always go for “Power Hour” which is between 12-1PM, during this time many items which are marked are 1/2 off. We live about 60 miles north of Austin, but for us it is worth it to drive out there. Plus, it gives us a chance to stop by our FAVORITE sushi restaurant.
DK’S Sushi Market & Restaurant
DK’S Sushi Market is the one we always go to. DK has two restaurants, one is located in south Austin and one in north Austin. The south Austin restaurant features Korean and Japanese dishes. The one in north Austin features a sushi market for those who wants to pick up items and make sushi at home. No trip to Austin is ever complete without stopping by DK’s for lunch. The staff is so cute, they’re sweet and attentive and the food is AMAZING!
California Roll on the left and Philadelphia Roll on the right.
Shrimp Roll on the far left, Torched Escolar on the far right, and Rainbow Roll in the front.
As the food was coming out my Nikon was giving me problems so I switched cameras to my Canon and totally forgot to take pictures of our FAVORITE rolls, the Volcano Roll. We always order two orders because it is THAT good! The photo of the volcano roll below was taken on a different trip last year.
Taken 04-21-12 Volcano Rolls on the right, we always order two orders because one is never enough!
The awesome Thai chef hand crafted this super neat fruit sculpture for Monk.
We have never had a fruit sculpture made just for us, it’s soooo cool and such a sweet gesture. Monk loved blowing out the candle and she gobbled up all the oranges and strawberries.
Taken 04-21-12 Tropical Roll a perfect dessert roll.
This photo of the Tropical Roll was also taken during a previous trip. I forgot to take a photo of it this trip, but you can see it hidden behind the fruit sculpture. Not all the rolls are always available depending on the season and availability. It took us three trips before we were able to try the tropical roll because certain fruits were not available and twice before we were able to try the uni.
Uni Roll aka Sea Urchin Roll
We have been wanting to try the sea urchin and we finally got our chance. I had one little bite but the way it looked freaked me out too much so Dana ended up finishing my piece. I think psychologically it freaked me out more than the taste. The way it looked it reminded me of little brains.
Bonus Torched Escolar compliments of DK.
At the end of our meal DK usually gives us a freebie. The torched escolar is soooo super yummy! Buttery and delicious, makes my mouth water just looking at this photo. We ended up ordering two more orders of escolar and DK gave us an additional bonus! Score! We seriously LOVE this place! We ended up spending $140, $115 on the food and the rest for tips, which is normal for us. We usually gorge ourselves because we only come into town about 2-3 times a year.
After stuffing ourselves silly we headed back home. On our way home I like to stop by a playground so that Monk can get out some energy. Today we decided to stop by the Creative Playscape in Georgetown. It’s about 20 minutes north of Austin. An amazing playground with lots of places to jump and hide and run around.
Creative Playscape in Georgetown, Texas.
History of Georgetown wall.
If you have little kiddos, make sure to dress them in nice bright colors so you can spot them among all the wooden structures.
One of the slides.
Lots of places for a Monkey to swing around.
Lots of fun places to climb.
Squish started to get fussy after that so I didn’t get to take as many pictures of the playscape as I would have liked. It features three slides, lots of swings including two tire swings.
If you want to visit, you can find the playscape next to the Georgetown Recreation Center. Park at the Recreation Center and the playscape is just steps away. The physical address is 1003 North Austin Ave, Georgetown, Texas 78626.
Thanks for visiting.