Thursday, July 10, 2014

Zoo Day!

So, I'm still here.  I haven't blogged in over two months which is the longest I've ever gone since starting this little blog over five years ago.  I'm SO behind that this post is from February!  My phone is full (literally) of pictures I need to put on here so when I find time I'm going to work on updating this little space of mine.  Life is busy, what can I say.

In February we took Hannah to the zoo one morning and it was the perfect weather and day!  She was too busy to take a picture with Mommy and the elephant but we tried anyways.


They had a brand new baby elephant that was born just a week or so before we visited.  It's Mommy was super protective like we all are in the beginning.


We walked all over the zoo, saw every exhibit and had a blast but this thing right here was Hannah's favorite.  Ick.  The huge, nasty komodo dragon. 


When we pryed her away from the dragon we made our way to the monkeys!  Hannah wanted to feed the ape on our way in.


Little cutie


Kelly must have been a popular name in September 1980 because this Kelly is just a few weeks younger than me!


We headed over to the highly anticipated giraffe exhibit where there was a brand new little baby there too, it was so cute.  I got pics on my good camera but I don't have that with me right now so these are just cell phone pics.  Hannah got to feed the giraffes "salad" as she kept saying!


She was amazed 


On our way to see other animals we passed the dragon again.  So we stopped.  And waited while she checked him out.  Again.


Happy girl


Other people came and went and she just sat there staring at the least mobile animal at the zoo. 


On our way out we headed to the gift shop and we told Hannah she could pick out one thing.  She chose a rubber snake.  Ew!  That thing creeps me out.  Since I HATE snakes I let her choose two things since she liked the soft cute giraffe also.  Let's just say the giraffe still is in her bed every night and I honestly have no idea where that rubber snake is.  It's somewhere in a drawer in the playroom I'm assuming but I'm definitely not going to be looking for it anytime soon.  ;)

Here she was saying "Mommy!  The snake says ssssssss!"


She wanted the snake and giraffe to kiss.


It was such a great day with our little munchkin!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Townsend2014 Month 4

We had another great and busy month!  I'm so happy I'm documenting something everyday even though a lot of them are similar.

Day 91: Love these curls!!


Day 92: This cutie wanted a flower in her hair today.


Day 93: Ready for Saturdays 5K!


Day 94: Trying her first sushi!


Day 95: We did it!!  Beat my personal best by over 4 mins!


Day 96: Having a tea party with Papa and CiCi!


Day 97: She's ready for school!  With all that stuff...


Day 98: Just doing a little reading.


Day 99: A little dinner music!


Day 100: This is what time out looks like today.


Day 101: Woo hoo, it's Friday!!  She's ready for our girls weekend!


Day 102: Cutest Easter bunny pic ever.


Day 103: Princess obsessed.  Wearing Elsa & Anna next to her Rapunzel doll, reading the princess encyclopedia while watching Sofia.


Day 104: Do you ever look at something and think maybe there is just ONE too many??


Day 105: Beautiful day to pick some flowers!


Day 106: Austin was out of town all week and surprised his girl today at daycare. I think her smile shows how happy she was!


Day 107: Such a fun night with friends!


Day 108: Being silly with her bestie!


Day 109: Disney on Ice!


Day 110: Happy Easter!


Day 111: Today I'm honored to be a guest blogger on www.houstonmomsblog.com talking about our infertility journey in honor of Infertility Awareness Week.  It's a hard story to share but I'm always glad when I do.



Day 112: It's going to be one of those days....


Day 113: I surprised Hannah when she got home, she didn't know I was already there.   She was so happy!  (She had an accident right before getting home hence the no pants...)


Day 114: Leah's dance recital!


Day 115: Wearing rings from both of my loves!


Day 116: Red Poppy Festival fun!


Day 117: Road trip!


Day 118: Lainey came to watch gymnastics class!


Day 119: Picture day means twirling all morning!


Day 120: Singing happy birthday to Aunt Rachel!


April was a fun month and I can't believe it's already MAY!!!



Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Infertility Awareness Week

This week is National Infertility Awareness Week and I was honored when Houston Moms Blog asked me to participate as a guest blogger in their series for the week.  I wrote (the short version) of our infertility struggles there and have been overwhelmed with the responses I've received.  

Feel free to stop by and read our story!



Thank you Houston Moms Blog for having me contribute!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Townsend2014 Month 3

March was a busy and fun month for us!  I just now realized since it's April 8th that I never loaded our daily Instagram pics.

Day 60: Road trip!


Day 61: Eight years ago today Austin asked me to marry him.  Best decision ever.  Today we walked around the grocery store with a toddler constantly hugging my neck so I could barely walk.


Day 62: Making faces at Mommy while waiting her turn in gymnastics.  She is so funny!


Day 63: When it's cold so you can't play outside, you just go for a ride on Daddy around the house!


Day 64: She found "my H!"


Day 65: Silly girl just can't smile for Mommy!


Day 66: This little girl is so silly!


Day 67: Best morning ever at the livestock show! 


Day 68: Watching a cooking show while running.  That's normal, right??


Day 69: The morning she wanted to put on makeup with Mommy. 


Day 70: The "I'm watching Sofia Mommy so here's my fake smile.  Please stop asking me to say CHEESE" face!


Day 71: I picked this sweet girl up today and she said "Mommy, I misses you".


Day 72: Hannah was so excited to get her and Emma dolls for their 1st road trip together!


Day 73: Girls road trip!


Day 74: Hannah's 1st baby shower!


Day 75: The day we dressed alike.  (Not on purpose I swear)


Day 76: Happy St Patrick's Day!


Day 77: No words.


Day 78: When I picked this sweet girl up she said "Mommy, I'm excited you're here".


Day 79: Ready for my first 5k!


Day 80: Happy Friday!! She asked me to take her picture when we stopped for gas this morning.


Day 81: I did it!!  First 5k done in 36 mins!


Day 82: Celebrating 7 years of marriage!


Day 83: Love this girl!


Day 84: Celebrating her first day of wearing big girl underwear!  NO accidents!!  She earned her frozen yogurt!


Day 85: What do you mean I have a lot of stickers on??


Day 86: Watching the rain!


Day 87: Watching the rain with Daddy tonight!


Day 88: Play dates make the best days!!


Day 89: Beautiful morning run!


Day 90: Ready for gymnastics class!  Amulet and all...


So that was March for the most part!  Follow me on Instagram @kelly28a