Monday, April 5, 2010

Trip to the Zoo & a New Hair-do

Last week we had such beautiful weather here and we decided that our first trip to the zoo of the year was in order. Reese enjoyed the zoo last year but this year she had a blast! My favorite part of the trip was after visiting the Polar Bear, she walks away and looks at us and says. "bear, roar, bear" so matter of factly. It caught us off guard and we laughed so hard. She becomes more and more fun everyday. What a great stage she is in....well, except the tantrums and the dreaded terrible two's lurking. I also did something that morning that I said I would never do....I cut some bangs in Reese's hair. Don't get me wrong, I have nothing against moms that like them. I'm just not a big fan of a thick bang that most kinds with bangs have. I always hated cutting thick bangs on little kids and hated seeing them try to grow them out even more (something I am trying to do with my hair right now and it is just annoying!) I always loved the way Reese looked with her little wispies hanging down. Unfortunately they are gone now that her hair has grown so, I took the plunge and cut a thin bang and they look adorable on her. Best part, they are thin so they won't be so annoying to grown out in the future. Why did I wait so long to do this!?!?! I still have some tweaking to do on them and plan on doing it when I can get her sit still a little longer....if I can ever get her to sit still for longer. Here are a few pictures of our day at the zoo......

Checking out a dog statue.

Mama and Reese in front of the Sloth Bear...this is always a fun one since he likes to come to the glass and smell your hand.

Reese loved the Elephants!

One of her favorite parts......the aquarium.

And to end our day at the zoo, a little time at the playground area.

a little peek-a-boo

We had such a great time and ended our day with a stop at our favorite Mexican restaurants (have I ever mentioned how much I LOVE Mexican food!!! Yum Yum!) and a trip to Toft's!


  1. The zoo is the best...especially in nice weather :) Love Reese's dress you made her...did you make her bows too? Too cute!

  2. We love the zoo! We are planning on going tomorrow again with my sister if the weather stays nice. I did make Reese's bows. I think I need to get rid of some of the ones she doesn't wear since I have made her so many...hehe! Hoping to get some family pics of Easter up in the next few days :)

  3. Thank you Amber! Your little Reese is adorable too!!

  4. We LOVE the zoo too! And we stopped for Mexican on our way home too. LOL