Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sweet Pea's Zoo Adventure..

As I mentioned in an earlier post, we have had a few warm days in the past couple of weeks, and that gave Emma and I the opportunity to get out and enjoy the weather. I decided that since we have had a zoo membership since last summer and had not used it once, this would be our chance to finally get to go for the very first time. It just so happened that aunt Sarah was able to get off work early this particular day and joined Emma and I for our adventure.

Another fun twist to the day, was that it just so happened to be St. Patrick's Day, so we were all decked out in our green duds to go see some animals! I have been to the zoo like a zillion times in my life, but this time was so much more exciting, because I was finally getting to go as a mom and share this experience with my little sweet pea.

Since the weather was a perfect 80 degrees, almost all of the animals were out, which rarely happens when you go in the blazing hot summer. We even got to see a giraffe enjoying a drink of water, which I can say I have never actually seen before. Since Emma is only 9 months I knew she wouldn't be into the animals too much, but I didn't think she would be more interested in the bamboo fences!! I thought for sure when we got to the elephants that she would perk up and pay attention, but NO, she was more content with playing with the fence. That's a baby for ya!! :)

Since the weather was so warm for this time of the year, some of the animals were trying their best to stay cool. The elephants were one of those, and so we stopped to watch as one elephant slung cool mud on it's back. Little did we know, that we were going to become a target for the mud. Luckily none hit Emma, and I managed to only get hit in the leg. Silly Elephants!

The rest of the day we got to enjoy some of the gorillas in gorilla forest, the HUGE Bengal tiger, the Seals in their brand new habitat (my favorite!), and much more. The good thing about our zoo is that you can walk it in about 2 hours, which is just enough time for a 9 month old, because by the time we got to the Wetlands, she was starting to fade. Sadly our first zoo adventure was coming to an end. Emma did not go home empty handed however, because Sarah being the generous aunt that she is, bought her a stuffed giraffe, that she absolutely LOVES!

Now that I am only working a few days a week, we will definitely be frequenting the zoo as much as possible. As a matter of fact we have already been a second time. Hopefully as my little sweet pea gets older she will be able to enjoy the animals more and more, but for now I guess the bamboo fences will have to do. :) Below are some pictures from our adventure.


Just arrived for our 1st Zoo Adventure!

Giraffe getting a drink of water.

Sleepy Lions.

This was the closest we could get to any gorilla because the zoo was so busy.
(yes I know it's a poster!)

At the seal/sea lion habitat.

Emma loves her aunt Sarah!

Posing on a warthog.

Mommy and Emma with her new giraffe!
See ya next time zoo!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Spring Has Sprung!

Well even though the weather has turned cold again, and there is snow on the ground this morning as I type, Spring is still here and I am sooooo excited!! Next to Fall, Spring is my 2nd favorite season. I am a bit of a flower lover (I get that from my mom), and I love to see all the daffodils and tulips pop up out of the ground with their delicate little buds and then turn into the most beautiful blooms that make for a gorgeous backdrop to our simple little world.

We have had a few really warm days the past few weeks, and I finally had a chance to take my little sweet pea to the zoo for the first time. (Pictures to follow in a later post) I loved being able to finally get outside and enjoy the weather. Not to mention that my skin could use a little sunshine too, after being stuck indoors all winter! :) We even had a chance to do a little yard work, which I didn't get a chance to do much of last year, because I was pregnant. It's funny how much I am like my mom, because we were both itching at the chance to be able to get out and work in the yard this year.

Emma and I also had the chance last week to bring a little Spring to our house by putting out the Easter decorations, which I have been wanting to put out for like a month! They make me so happy and I hope they make you happy as well. Here are some pictures for you to Enjoy!

My little daffodils, so cute!

I love my bunny from Hobby Lobby, it reminds me of Peter Rabbit!

Speckled Eggs, another Hobby Lobby find. Love them too!

Mom gave me my first shamrock plant. She kept hers for almost 12 years.

I have vowed to keep fresh flowers in the house until Fall.

I put some leftover eggs from a garland, in these vases in my kitchen.

I have been using this grapevine wreath for 4 years, it gets a makeover every season.

Well I hope you have enjoyed reading this post as much as I have enjoyed writing it. Until next time, Happy Spring!

P.S. I am linking up with Heather today from Life Made Lovely. Check out her blog, she is fabulous!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

I'm A Blogger!!

When I told my husband that I was going to start a blog his first reaction was "what are you gonna blog about?" After much consideration I have found the answer! I decided that I would just share my life in general one blog at a time.

I am a mother, wife, sister, daughter and friend. I love to shop, bake, play games, and most of all I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to craft!! Most of the time I always have a new project swirling around in my head until I have the time to sit down and actually bring it to life.

I thought to my self, "there is bound to be someone out there just like me, so why not share my ideas and thoughts with them." Who knows maybe I will inspire someone else to share their lives with the blogging world.

Well now that you know a little about me, I will leave you with this picture of my little sweet pea. (I just can't resist that smile!)