Thursday, March 28, 2013

A trip to the zoo!

the 3 little girls ready to see some animals!

Claire wanted to "an up!" (stand up) at every exhibit.

the elephant even posed with us! 

Today we took a trip to the zoo with our good friends, Alexis and Avery.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day.  We saw most of the zoo in about 2.5 hours.  If you didn't know my girls very well, this trip would have spoken volumes about their personalities.  When we were waiting to go in I asked them what animals they wanted to see.  Charli said, "bunnies".  Where that came from, I have no idea.  But it sure sounds like what she would say.  Bunnies are gentle, cute, fluffy and even "girly," all things right up Charli's aisle. Claire didn't answer my question but by response, her favorite animals were the big cats.  She yelled, "meow" approximately 6 trillion times in that section of the zoo.  She loved the roaring lion and wrestling tigers especially.  Charli, on the other hand, when hearing the tiger's roar, sobbed.  She proceeded to be scared of everything she perceived to be big, mean, and loud. Unfortunately there were no bunnies at the farm section, but instead, Charli's favorite animal was the baby giraffe.  

Two girls, two totally different little personalities.  Both, of whom, I completely adore.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Friends are friends forever...

Today I spent the whole day with my best friend from college. This year will be our 10th friendaversary (yes, I made that up). It was a big day. It was the first time our 4 kids have ever played together. It was fun to see and also precious to let the daddies cover nap time and us go out shopping, alone.

Life changes so fast and that makes me more thankful for friendships that will last a lifetime. What a joy to reminisce about that past but also make new, fun memories!

Here's a pic of the first time our big kids met 3 yrs ago and then tonight.