Okay wowowowow where do I even start?????
From my journal-May 14, 2017
-So today was super duper filled up and busy-but a very awesome busy!!!
We got up at 8 (and my face and arms were covered with hives from accidentally eating corn) (it was so awful) and got ready to go! Dada was in a 'Get ready, we're going on an adventure!' mood! We left at 9 and around 2:00 we were 20 mins from the zoo, and traffic came to a stand still. Joshua prayed, and about 10 mins later we were moving again!
Really half the time is getting there, and the other half is finding a parking space. (St. Louis is like that :l) We ended up paying, but it was a good spot close to the zoo, so we were thankful!
The zoo was AH-MAZING!!! So many animals that took my breath away. (ESPECIALLY THE FLAMINGOS OMW!!)
We saw elephants (more on them in another post :)) hyenas, lions, penguins, polar bears, and so many others! it was so great!
Then we went to Illinois and touched the Mississippi river and saw the arch! I was really hoping to touch it because I haven't been able to in all the times I've been there, but it was all fenced off. :( Oh well, there will be another time. :)
It was awesome and wonderful and amazing to see everything again! And we made the bestest memories!!
We ate at Culvers for dinner, and now I finally have 10 scoopie tokens to get a volleyball! (hehe, nerd here) So next time we got to Culvers Imma gonna get one!!!
We got home at 12:40, and I was still pretty itchy so I took some pills, benadroyl, and rubbed coconut all over, and that helped. I really didn't want to have to get an IV again. :( Thankfully I didn't have to, I just toughed through it!!
(The next morning caden and lilli woke up with swollen faces, from a reaction to the sunscreen. :( Poor guys!!
And that's it!! Our adventure in St. Louis had ended, but I will forever look back on that as one of the best days ever!
|(except for the allergies...)|
Now zoo pics!!!
|No words will ever express how much I love this wonderful woman! First a Mother, Forever a Friend <333|
|I was lucky to get this pic, in between allll the people!!|
|African Caboon, XD|
|I squealed when we got to the Africa sign, 'AFRICA!!!'|
|The flamingos were my absolute favorite!! For some reason I just loved them!!! <3|
|Micah did so good in the hot weather! Little guy was on top of the world in his stroller, lol!!|
|Yep, it don't get much awesomer then this for a Dad!!! He's the bestttt!|
|And then the arch!!!|
|oops more zoo pics...|
|lions, look closely...|
|and a tiger!!! (pretty sure that's it for zoo pics!)|
|ahhh! I love this place!! One of my favorites that I've been many times!!|
|The Mississippi river!!|
|and I'll end with this, since I have officially decided that this is my favorite animal evah!!!!|
So that's it!!! What we did for Mother's day! And it was the greatest, all of us actually TOGETHER!
and btw, today was the end of my 21- challenge!! I did really good, completing all of them!! WOOT WOOT!
Please leave me book comments if you want!! This was a ton, so book comments it is!! ;)
(oh, and this wasn't the surprise. *head desk* I'M WORKING ON IT I PROMISE!!)