Hardys in Houston

Welcome to Houston

Todd’s sign for me and Theo as we arrived in baggage claim!

Pool Days
Sprinkles Cupcakes in Houston

After 10 years of being a die hard fan, I finally live near a Sprinkles!

Sprinkles Ice Cream Sundaes

Sprinkles Sundaes, my new fav!

Downtown, Houston

Japanese Gardens in Herman Park

Astros Game

Celebrating the Fourth at an Astros Game

Baby's First Baseball Game

Astro's Baseball Game
Houston Astro's Game on the Fourth
Houston Zoo
Houston Zoo
Houston Zoo
Firetruck Park, Houston
 Galveston Beaches
Galveston Beaches

Swimsuit: AlbionFit

Galveston, TX

Sun Shelters
La King's Confectionary in Galveston, TX
La King's Confectionary in Galveston, TX
La King's Confectionary in Galveston, TX
Surfside Beach, TX

Surfside Beach

Surfside Beach, TX

I figured I should give an update to how are little family is doing in the great state of Texas. We’ve been here since the last week of June and it has been HOT every single day. Lots of humidity, but we expected this and coming from NC, it’s not too bad of a shock. The biggest shock is the bugs, I HATE bugs and I have seen a couple of roaches… Yuck!
We love that there is so much to do in Houston, especially me since I am home with Theo. We purchased a zoo pass and we have gone a ton! It’s great because we can go for an hour or two then leave without feeling like we wasted money. We also go to the Children’s Museum a bunch thanks to friends with passes. Theo loves the toddler room, I just don’t love all of the germs!
We also took Theo to his first baseball game on the Fourth of July and it was awesome! We loved the Astro’s indoor baseball dome, it made watching the game so much more enjoyable.
Theo was pretty sick last week/the week before and it was heartbreaking. Fortunately, he is all better and happy as ever. He is so close to walking, but refuses to walk without his little walker toy. He also loves pushing his car around. We also celebrated Theo’s FIRST birthday in August. What?! I can’t believe it. He’s so fun right now, strong willed, but fun. He’s wild and such a little boy. He loves playing in the dirt.
We also made a trip out to Galveston to check out the beach. We went with very low expectations since we had heard that it’s not very pretty. We ended up having a great time after we ended up parking and having to haul all of our stuff including our sun shelter 50 yards down the beach since apparently they are not allowed on Stewart Beach. It ended up working out better for us because we felt like we had the beach to ourselves! We also stopped in at the famous La King’s Confectionary downtown for ice cream and fresh salt water taffy and it was incredible! I want to go back for more taffy, a malt, and the fresh caramel popcorn. Basically I want to sample one of everything in the store, which will take a while.
We also went with a group of friends to Surfside Beach and it is WAY better! You can drive right up onto the beach FOR FREE, which makes life a thousand times easier with kids.
We are slowly adjusting to life in Texas. The traffic is miserable, but we try to avoid it as much as possible. We get a little homesick for Chapel Hill now and then, but we are slowly making new friends and starting to feel more at home. Hopefully the crazy heat goes away sometime soon!
-Makenzie
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