the zoo with mommy-friends

TUESDAY (4.25.17) some mommy-friends invited Rylie & I to go to the zoo with them. With a ride and a free pass into the zoo, I was more then happy to get out of the house and spend some time with our friends!

I packed Rylie up for the afternoon and we headed out.

Rylie LOVES the outdoors. She could be crying but take her outside or set her by a window and she’ll immediately stop and look around. So I had a feeling she would enjoy the zoo even if she didn’t understand the concept of it.

While we waited for Kerra (& baby Jude) to pick us up, I sat Rylie and myself on a swing outside and enjoyed the breeze. Rylie was loving it so I couldn’t resist taking this video (& sharing it – because it’s just too cute 😉 ) ::

I rode with Kerra (& Jude), and we met up with Heather (with Hadden & Edith), Candice (& Logan), Meghan (& Nolin) and Stephanie (& Harper). We started our little “baby train” and went to the look at some animals.

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We made it through pretty much all of the exhibits, and each baby seemed at least somewhat interested in what was going on, or at least enjoyed the stroll. 😉

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Rylie loved walking around and enjoying the sites. She was all smiles 🙂 Unless the sun was in her eyes… she wasn’t a huge fan of that 😛

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When I first found out I was pregnant, I was so excited, but I also felt so alone. Being new to Alabama, I had no friends who were in the same season of life as me… that summer, I went to a small group called “expectant mothers” in a desperate attempt to make some mommy-friends. We all started out pregnant together & one by one we’ve had our babies. Almost a year later, I’m so thankful to call these ladies my friends! They’re always there to answer mommy questions and to share in the joys & struggles of being a new mama. Today, some of us got to go to the zoo, & while we were walking around with our babies and chatting, all I could think was “thank God for @churchofthehighlands and their small groups – because my life has changed because of these relationships!”

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My sweet girl did start getting noticeably tired towards the end of the visit, and sure enough, as soon as I buckled her into her car seat to go home, she passed out. 😀

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I’m so glad she had such a great time! I did too and I am so thankful for the ladies who made it possible 🙂 We missed those who couldn’t make it, so it’s just an excuse to do it again soon 😉 😛

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