It’s The Little Things: Zoo Days

Happy Wednesday, hope you all are having a great week so far!!  Waverly Maye & I have been keeping busy with lots of “just us” time together, I am doing my best to soak in these last summer moments with her.  We are three weeks until I return to work, something that I know is going to be a big transition for both of us.  It’s definitely hard to even think about, sometimes I wonder if it would be easier if we didn’t have these ten weeks to realize how much fun being together all of the time is.  Yet at the end of the day, I am so grateful for them & I know we will get through the change, we have done it twice before & made it happen.  Plus, there’s lots of fall fun to look forward to! 🙂

One of our favorite places to go this summer has been to the zoo, I ended up getting us a year membership in addition to our season passes to the waterpark.  As much as this chick is all about anything with water, she loves animals just as much.  Her relationship with our dog is only getting cuter, each morning she insists on reading to Bogger (she yells “Bogger, sit down so I read to you”), & the other day, I walked in on her feeding him with one of her doll play forks.  I mean, the cutest!  She is too much fun.

Waverly is definitely to the age that if I tell her what we are going to do the night before, she remembers & gets really excited about it the next morning (which I guess can be a good or bad thing!).  Last week she had been asking to go to the zoo for days, so the morning after I told her we were going she immediately was ready.  One of her favorite animals there is the tiger, so we put on her kitty dress in honor of them. Another new milestone, she likes to help pick out her clothes each day, she either says “I like it” or “NOT!”. 😉
It amazes me how interested she gets, she usually is so on the go that I never could have pictured her wanting to stop at each attraction.  Yet she does, she asks what each animal is & wants to watch them for a few minutes before moving on.  It’s been the best way to teach her about what the animals are & the sounds they make, I could seriously listen to her imitate the monkeys all day long. 😉
They also have fountains all through the park & a splash pad at the end, another reason she loves to go there.  I have tried to take her at least once a week, here are a few of the pictures from our visits so far!
Thanks to all of you who continue to link-up each week, Jess & I are both so thankful!  If you are new, welcome, & see this post for details.


  1. August 13, 2014 / 4:13 am

    Love the way she gets so excited over everything! Sadie definitely remembers if you mention that you'll be doing something fun the day before it happens and is balls to the wall, ready to go the second she wakes up! She's also doing the "not!" thing and it cracks me up!
    Love you ladies and enjoy your last few weeks of summer bliss!!! xo

  2. Anonymous
    August 13, 2014 / 4:19 am

    babes and their dogs.. LOVE. Our two boxers are Rae's absolute favorite!

  3. August 13, 2014 / 4:22 am

    We love the zoo too! Actually we have only been once but know that Ellie will love it so much more since she has so much fun out on our farm!

  4. August 13, 2014 / 4:43 am

    Adorable, and yay for the zoo! We go almost weekly! And I love it even more when Liam can wear some animal shirts for the occasion! 🙂

  5. August 13, 2014 / 4:45 am

    Such a sweet post! Sounds like you girls are totally making the most of your summer!! Love all of waverlys little outfits, as usual! I just recently started putting Scarlett's hair in little knotted piggies like that and it's my new favorite look!

  6. August 13, 2014 / 6:31 am

    What a great zoo! Do you live close by to a big zoo? The zoo we have a membership to is pretty small. It fits the bill for most visits but I miss seein the lions and elephants and penguins!

  7. August 13, 2014 / 12:58 pm

    She is so darn cute!!! I love that she remembers what you've told her the night before…she is getting so big, and you can totally see her personality shining through in your pictures!!! Happy Wednesday, Friend!! xo

    • August 18, 2014 / 12:03 am

      Thanks, Jess!!! Hope you guys had a great weekend!

  8. August 13, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    These pictures are so perfect! That one of her in the swimsuit!- to die for!!! We love zoo days! So fun!

  9. Anonymous
    August 13, 2014 / 1:55 pm

    I adore her outfits!!!!!

  10. August 13, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    That yellow swim suit is to die for, I just love it!!! Her face in that picture is perfect, perfectly captures childhood.

  11. August 13, 2014 / 3:25 pm

    She looks like a little doll with her hair pulled up and that kitty dress. So cute! 🙂 And yellow is DEF her color. Enjoy these last couple of weeks with your girl!

  12. August 13, 2014 / 4:19 pm

    STOP! Matching sunglasses and shoes in leopard print no less…such a fashionista…you get the BEST pictures of her! Enjoy your last few weeks!

  13. August 13, 2014 / 5:02 pm

    Our zoo membership ran out a few months ago, and I wish we would have renewed it because Aria loves animals and was just starting to get to the stage where she noticed them and was interested. I was tickled pink the last few times we went with her excitement, so I'm sure it would be even better now. So much fun! I love her 'i like it' 'not'! And, at least you have fall to look forward to to help you get over the transition back!

  14. August 13, 2014 / 6:21 pm

    I love that polka dot suit!!

    Our zoo is over an hour away. I always LOVE it when we get to it, but, it's not often.

  15. August 13, 2014 / 9:41 pm

    So fun! The zoos around here are a little over an hour away, so we don't get to go very often- but now I really wish we did!
    & love the yellow suit!

  16. August 14, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Sooooo fun! I would totally get a pass to the zoo…. if only we lived near one! The closest zoo is over 3 hours away 🙁

  17. August 15, 2014 / 4:59 am

    Love this! We have only been to the small zoos around here but we bought one of those group on deals for the big zoo about an hour or so away and I can't wait to take Mason and see his reaction to all the animals!

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