Monday, April 12, 2010

Perfect way to spend a day

The husband decided to break out the golf clubs Sunday so Peanut and I decided to go to the zoo with my parents. The zoo has been a mixed bag for us in the past. She was a little young this time and she was teething this time so I wasn't sure how this would go.

It was the kind of day that I want to wrap in a box so I can pull it out and savor the joy of it forever. The laughs and smiles were priceless. Her excitement over the "el-phants." Her belly laughs at the gorillas. Her look of awe in the aquarium. I don't think it could have been any better.

Every time a fish went by, she would open and close her mouth and yell at "Feeesssshhh!"

She decided she would try to entertain everyone and show off her tongue.

Sitting with the flowers. I couldn't believe I could get her to sit still long enough to get this.

The tiger is sleeping ... shhhhh.

Penguins. Waddle, waddle.

The gorillas were her favorite. We had to carry her away from them.

This was after she was traumatized by the carousel. She hated it and insisted on being rocked in the rocking chairs after.

And asleep less than a mile away from the zoo.

It was a magical day. The kind of day that brings tears to your eyes from joy. The kind of day that makes you want 12 children. The kind of day that makes you believe in blessings and makes you thankful for all that you have.

5 comments:

clueless but hopeful mama said...

ACK! Those pictures! THOSE PIGTAILS! Dying of the cuteness!

Sarah said...

You and Lucas make such cute kids, you should have 12! She is beyond adorable and I'm so glad you enjoyed the day. I showed Little Man the pics you posted on Facebook and he was definitely checking Peanut out. The Boy has competition!

d e v a n said...

She. is. gorgeous.

Michelle said...

Thanks, ladies! Sarah, we are taking applications for future husbands :)

k said...

Sweet girl. Such lovely pictures. I especially love the one of her looking at the tiger.