Park Day

posted on: Sunday, August 5, 2012


Kael has been so obsessed with farm animals lately, especially horses and cows, it's so precious. We have a green way, not too far from our house and decided to take our little buddy to see and enjoy their farm animals. His face was pure joy when he saw the horses grazing. His little voice started making horse and cow sounds. I could feel my Texas heart swell with pride as he fearlessly fed and patted them. (I used to be a cowgirl, no joke. Longhorns, wranglers, bareback riding and all.) He roamed, found magical sticks, climbed up 100 year old porches of the cabins on the property and explored the trails with us. 

A hysterical moment happened when his first time worn, vintage Alf shoes, which he LOVED, started to fall to pieces as he ran through a field. The soles just started falling off. (This boy loves him some shoes, and fine threads.) He was seriously upset and distraught that his beloved shoes were ruined.  He looked so confused. I felt so bad for him, but it was SO, so funny. Sweet boy. Thankfully I packed an extra pair of sandals,  just in case and our day continued.  

It was such a wonderful, simple time with the 3, almost 4 of us.  I'm so glad we went. It was kinda last minute and didn't make all that much sense to go, seeing we had tons to do before an out of town wedding trip. But, years down the road I'll remember the sweetness of the time we made for this little adventure. I won't remember all the stuff we had to do once we got home. That's the beauty of happy memories. 

Oh little boy, knowing we can make your heart happy is the most amazing feeling for your daddy and me. We talked about that very fact driving down to see your beloved horses and cows today. You are our happiest smile. Love you little handsome. More adventures to come. 






37 Weeks with our new  handsome little boho boy. I can't wait to bring my boys here to romp around and explore together.

Daddy kisses are the best. The love between these two makes my heart burst. This thing, this experience called life, keeps having more meaning and more beauty every step of the journey.  


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  1. You look SO cute with that little vest on. You are rockin' this pregnancy!

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    1. aaannnnaaa.... <3 <3 <3 i love you!!! thanks!!!

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  2. Oh my gosh, Jess! I cried with laughter at the photos of Kael's little foot sticking out the bottom of his shoe! So precious!

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    1. seriously! haha...we couldn't stop laughing when it happened.

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  3. oh my gosh, the pictures of him with the broken shoe are hilarious! his little pout is adorable. love the pictures! i used to live right near the greenway but never went. i'll have to check it out.

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  4. I second Anna. So so cute with that vest!
    And my first thought seeing Kael's shoes was that his foot gun blasted the bottoms off...hahah. =)

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    1. <3 oh girl......hahahaha! the foot gun! bahaha! i loooooove you so strong!!!

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  5. We live in Charlotte and our 18 month old loves him some farm animals. Can you tell us where this place is?

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  6. hey, beauty mama!
    My 1,5 year old daughter loves farm animals as well. Near by house we have petting zoo with a goats, donkeys, bunnies, chickens, etc. And every day I hear from her "beeee", which it means "mama, let's go to the goats!" and almost every day we're going, because I love to see her so happy.
    Sunny greetings :)

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    1. awwwwwwww.....it's so fun to watch them really personally enjoy something! it's the best!

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  7. Oh my goodness look at that sad little face :( So cute. Sometimes spontaneous adventures are so worth it! You and your family are so lovely.

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  8. Oh, goodness. That is just terribly. Those shoes literally fell apart! I can see how that would be disconcerting for a little one.

    You guys are beautiful.

    And as the mother of two (close in age) boys, it is wild! Mine are now 4 and 6 and I remember the thrill of going to the park for the first time, pushing my oldest in a swing while my baby was tied to my chest. It goes by SO fast. It really does. Now they hammer nails and build things together, fight like wild puppies every second of the day (sometimes real, sometimes pretend), and they cuddle together at night...something I don't see much of during the day. I love their relationship, even when micro-managing the drama gets a bit trying.

    Right after Bela (my second was born), Laith was able to hold him, and I have a video of my midwife saying as she looked on, "My, y'all are going to have a lot of fun together." I knew it was true, and I'm so glad we've got it on tape.

    Congratulations, good luck, and all of that.

    Thanks for the sharing a bit of the beauty in the everyday.

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  9. oh these photos are so wonderful jess! perfect reflection of beautiful memories <3 you are such a beautiful soul as well.

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  10. that face... cute and sad at the same time

    www.mamajulesbrussels.blogspot.com

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  11. Gorgeous family! The photos of Kael's broken shoe made me giggle, what a cutie pie! xx

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  13. I seriously love all these pictures and I can't believe that the soles of those shoes came off.

    But aww, so cute that he had a good time. :)

    Love the sandals as well and you're gorgeous!

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  14. I agree SO MUCH with everything you said about happy memories. It's hard to remember a lot of the time not to get lost in the day-to-day tasks because these little adventures are so worth squeezing in. What a sweet post! My 13-month old loves going to visit these cows not too far from our home and feeding them.

    Oh, the Alf shoes! That's so sad but the photos are so adorable, haha.

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    1. seriously, i try to daily remind myself in so many moments just to be present and soak it up! <3 kael looooves the cows too.... love it!

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  15. That sweet boy already has such great style!

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    1. well thanks! he really loves clothes, it's hilarious.

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  16. reading your blog always brightens my day! such precious moments and thoughts happening here! i love it!

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    1. awww girl, that is so sweet! thanks for telling me! <3 <3

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  17. Those photo's with Kael and his broken shoe are so sweet!

    Have to agree with Corinne, reading your blog always brightens my day too :)

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    1. aw thanks!!!!! <3 comments like yours make my day have an extra sparkle in them as well!! <3

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