Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Road Trip {Animal Adventure Park}

Along with much of the world, we spent months awaiting the arrival of April the giraffe's baby. It was fun to check in every day to see how things were going and we were so excited when the day finally came. Early on, we planned to make a trip to Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, NY to check on April, Oliver, and Tajiri. Yesterday, my parents invited us to go with them and we were thrilled.
Giraffes have always been my favorite animal, so I couldn't wait to get up close with them. Feeding them carrots from the deck was definitely fun. Except maybe for Stella who was a little freaked out by those giant tongues!
Although the giraffes were definitely the stars of the show, we did enjoy visiting and feeding the other animals as well.
We all had such a great time and plan to go back again soon!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Vacation 2017 Myrtle Beach, SC

Ahhh, the beach=my happy place! 
We had literally been counting down the days to our vacation since the day we arrived home from the beach last year. We needed to recharge our batteries and this is the best way to do it!
We stayed at Pirateland Family Camping Resort in one of their vacation rentals. Spending the week of July 4th at the beach is the best! The weather was nice, but a bit hot so anything involving water was a good thing. We spent some time on the beach, but the majority of the time we were in the pool and lazy river.
The morning of July 4th we visited Ripley's Aquarium. We've been there a few times and always enjoy it. My parents came along with us this year and haven't been to the aquarium for several years so it was fun for the kids to show them a few things. They even touched a jellyfish!
Stella's favorite part of the aquarium is seeing "real live mermaids"!
Also on the 4th, we enjoyed a golf cart parade in the campground and fireworks on the beach.

It really was a great week and we didn't leave without making reservations for next year!
The countdown is on! 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

A Few Things...

Hi there! Long time no blog!
Here are few things on my mind today.

~The last day of school was a few weeks ago and we've been enjoying the lazy days of summer. It's nice to not have to wake up with the alarm every morning. We do what we want, when we want to! Ha! 

~We haven't been completely lazy this summer. Last week, Stella and Madelyn had VBS at a church in our area. They had a great time! The church volunteers were so welcoming and energetic. Sadly, our own church isn't having VBS this year due to lack of volunteers. I'm now faced with the decision to stay at the church I've called my own my entire life or venture out and find one that focuses a little more on children (the future). It's not easy and I am praying I make the right choice.

~Recently, our neighborhood has had some new families move in adding lots more kids to our block. Several have girls around Stella's age and she loves it! For years, she felt left out because the big girls had friends close by and they didn't exactly want their kid sister hanging around with them. Seeing these little girls playing "mommy" to their "babies" in my backyard makes me smile. #juststaylittle

~This weekend we are packing up the mini van and heading to Myrtle Beach for a week. I am so excited to get away and actually spend some time with the family. Especially my workaholic hubby whom lately I've only been able to see while he sleeps. The girls have been counting down the days since we came back from vacation last year! Now if only I could get motivated to pack. 

That's all I have to say for now. I guess I can't put off packing forever!
Happy Thursday!
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