making memories in St. Louis || May 14, 2017

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

*squeals* awwww!

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!!)


  1. I can actually relate to this post because I've been to St. Louis before yayyyyy :D you need to go up in the arch sometime. SOOO FUN. it's so awesome! And jealous I wanna see some elephants :(

    1. yup, that's why I wanted to see you. :(((
      I KNOW!!! I was so bummed!! We should TOTALLY set up a time to meet there, and we can go up in the arch!! =DD

  2. Paige6:32 AM

    Aw, everything was so cute and I adored the pics! Do you use your phone or a camera for pictures?
    I have been to St. Louis many times and sometime you will have to go up in the Arch! It is so cool!!!! :)

    1. <33 Kinda both. But cameras usually work a ton better and I like them a lot more!!
      That's what people are telling me! My parents were up there and said it was awesome. One of these days tho!!

  3. The pics are wonderful! Looks like y'all had a fabulous time.


  4. Looks like y'all had fun!
    This is a bit random, but have you watched Divergent? I think you look a lot like Tris. (But then I am constantly comparing people to characters in books and movies)!

    1. I don't plan to watch that.
      I sometimes do that too, it'd be so neat to meet my look a like!!

  5. !!!!!!!!
    paaaiiiggeee!!!!!!!! I loved EV-ER-Y-THING ABOUT THIS POOSSSSTTT!!!!!!!!! *squeals* it looks like you guys must have had an amazing time!! =D
    And, that b/w picture of Micah....*dies* !!!!!!!!! <3333 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍
    And, I looovveeed those last three pictures as well!! They were SOOOO beautiful! ;)
    I literally CAN.NOT. wait for your surprise!!!!!! *runs around the room in aimless circles, screaming*
    Jaidyn Elise

      we thought it was sooo adorbs!! xD
      hehehehhehehe...IT'S COMING. XDD

    2. That's AWESOME!! =DD
      YAAAAAYAYAYAYAYAAYAYAYAYAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *confetti*
      AND.YOU.HAVE.32.FOLOWERS. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      Jaidyn Elise

    3. Oh, and....just thought I'd tell you that I think I might be posting a vlog soon......*winkwink*
      (Hey! Just wondering....do you need any more help with your header?? If so, you can e-mail me some images for the header, and I could figure something out. ;))
      Jaidyn Elise

  6. I love the pics of the animals! <3 looks like a lot of fun!!!

  7. Very cute! We would go to St. Louis all. The. Time. (I think I told you that) for the zoo. :D For mothers day, we went to the Denver Art Museum. *slaps forehead* of course you know that, duh! From my blog. xP

    Super fun,
    Amelia xxx

  8. Looks like so much fun!!! I love those flamingos. Who wouldn't?! ;D


    Jaidyn Elise

    1. Paige2:11 PM

      Hey Jaidyn, do you have a blog? (Don't ask, I don't!) :)

    2. totes Jaidyn!! =D

    3. =D IKR!!? <333333 They're so PREEETTY!!!!!
      Jaidyn Elise
      (and they're pink.....<3333 How many animals can you call pink?? xD)

  10. Yes, I do, but it's private. Sorry! =)
    (plus, normally my mom likes to look at peoples blogs to get to know them better, before she allows me to invite that person to my blog. ;)) But, thanks for asking! =D
    Jaidyn Elise

  11. Such a wonderful Mother's day adventure! How fun :D

    1. Yeah, it was truly amazing!!

  12. That looked like a fun trip! We went to a zoo a few days ago too; The Cape May Zoo. By the way, I tagged you for The Liebster Blog Award on my blog. You don't have to do it if you don't want, but feel free to!

    1. It was! Oh fun! What was your favorite animal?
      Ok, I'll think about it.

    2. I'm not sure.. In general I like rabbits :) but of the animals at the zoo I think the black bear was really neat to look at! What about you?

  13. even though your a girl do you like snakes I definitely do!!!!
    Snakes are AMAZING and I love the pics!!(the snake ones where cool too)