Monday, April 18, 2011

Zoo for You

In honor of Isabelle's week long birthday celebration extravaganza, we took a family trip to the zoo this weekend.  The zoo is one of her favorite places on earth as she is a complete animal fanatic.  Our backyard would be a zoo if she had things her way!
Shawn and I were both a bit tired after a long week at work and little sleep due to a teething baby. So, leisurely strolling around the zoo was a nice way to get out of the house and spend time together.  The weather was beautiful and most of the animals were out and about.  The zoo is a such an inexpensive way to spend an afternoon and a great learning opportunity as well.  Isabelle loves reading the plaques at each exhibit, learning the names of the animals and where they come from.
This trip was special also because it was Brees's first time at the zoo!  She looked around curiously with her big brown eyes, taking in all the sights and smells.  She actually spent most of the afternoon in the Ergo, head right between the boobs, fast asleep.  Who could blame her?
These days are so busy as Shawn's semester is winding down and Isabelle's school year comes to a close.  We are busy preparing for our dance recital, finishing up projects, and studying for exams.  Not to mention everything going on at work.  So, to have an afternoon where we have nothing more to do than walk hand in hand through a beautiful forest filled with animals: what a delicious luxury.  Shawn and I just kept looking at each other and saying, "This is so nice".  And it was.
What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel

that they are joined for life - to be with each other
in silent unspeakable memories.  ~George Eliot


kristance ann said...

what a lovely family day! those pictures are so cute. wonderful job capturing your day on camera, now you can have your "silent unspeakable memories" forever.

Olivia Grace said...

Thank you!! My seven year old calls me "the paparazzi":)