Saturday, March 12, 2011

Spring Break in Texaassss--Part 1

I am one of the luckiest people on the planet because I got to spend 3 blissful days of my spring break in Houston, Texas with my sister and her darling fam. It was so nice to have some time away when I didn't have to think about homework, males, jobs (or the lack thereof), etc. It was playtime. And playtime with Kim is always a good idea. I have OODLES of pictures so I thought I'd post them as a couple of seperate posts. But here is our trip to the zoo. Kim and I were talking about how even as adults we get genuinely excited about things that some people grow out of--like zoos or Disneyland. I hope I always find joy and have a sense of wonder about simple things like this. So here is a bit of our trip to the zoo and playtime at Kemah. More to come but til then, enjoy! He was really hesitant to crawl through this tunnel and...we ended up backing out the way we came after this picture, but it was a fun idea. haha

Little Tate takes after his daddy when it comes to his love for fish. He loved staring at all the pretty colored fish in the acquarium.

I sure love my sister Kim. She never ceases to amaze me with how great of a mom she is. She's just so patient and honestly adores her son regardless of his mood. I just think she's an amazing woman.

Little Tate laughing at the meercats.

Nephew, nephew, who can find my nephew?

Little Tate had been looking forward to the "big drums" all day. I love that we went to a zoo full of incredible animals but he really lost all control at the opportunity to play the drums. haha Love that boy.

Sometimes we get to feed a GIRAFFE. Yeah, no big deal or anything. False. It was awesome.

BAH! Were we ACTUALLY that close?! So so cool.

Jellyfish were one of the highlights of the day. I just think some underwater creatures seem like they shouldn't live on our planet. They just seem like they're from another world. I love 'em. Jellyfish, starfish, etc.

With our last evening, we went out to the boardwalk--Kemah. It was so beautiful. I didn't want to leave.

One of the many things that I'm going to miss about Texas is this little guy. When you can't choose between orange juice and milk, don't!


  1. Oh dear many favorites in one post. We had such a blast Mal. Thanks so much for coming to visit us. Tate was so sad the next day when you weren't here. I'm glad he warmed up to you faster this time..especially considering that you were only here for 3 days! We love you so much and had so much fun while you were here. You're so so welcome any time! We miss you!!

  2. this is such a cute post! Adorable pics. Mal! Looks like you guys had so much fun, i'm so jealous!