Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lena slides and swings (video)

Lena enjoys a tarp ride (video)

Austin Zoo

Earlier this week, the Lauriats and the Bagnalls went to visit Austin Zoo & Animal Sanctuary. We had a great time!

Lena's favorite part was the reptile house where she spent her time examining this lizard.

In the petting zoo, we got to feed little axis deer (so tasty and cute to boot!) and llamas (watch out, they spit!)

Momma's favorite part was getting to hear a lioness growl from just a few feet away. (Don't worry, she perked right up once she saw it was a cat person coming around the corner.)

We'll definitely be going back again soon!

Click here to view more pictures from our day at the zoo!

Naptime buddy

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lena's 1st Birthday Party

Lena's first birthday party, with many friends in attendance.

Lena's 1st Birthday Actual - October 14, 2011

Photographs from Helena Rose's first birthday. This is her actual birthday, which was just family at home. The party was the next weekend with all her friends!


Monday, December 12, 2011


Lena appears to be picking up her Poppa's bad habit of leaving socks under the coffee table. Either that, or baby socks are magnetically attracted to poppa socks!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The days are long, but the years are short

... words of wisdom from a colleague and fellow mother to a 4 year old daughter