*Warning: Picture overload*
One of the many perks of switching jobs to a pediatric practice is that now I get to enjoy a week off for Spring Break. Since Ben had recently started a new job, he didn't really have the option to take off so that we could go and do something fun as a family. Mary Hyatt and I decided it would be fun to ask our friends Whitney and "Baby" (for the record, Whitney doesn't want her name plastered on my blog for safety reasons so I'm resorting to calling her "Baby." It really is fitting though, because that is all MH calls her and we find ourselves calling her that too for the most part!) to go to Nashville with us for a night. We were thrilled when they told us they could go and we started looking for something fun to do. Neither of us had ever been to the Nashville Zoo and since MH has such a love for animals these days, we thought that would be the perfect thing!
We left early one morning. I looked back at one point when MH got really quiet and this is exactly what I saw... My heart seriously almost melted in to a puddle. This was totally unprompted or staged... MH was holding "Baby's" hand and twirling her own hair...sweet, sweet..
Of course, just our luck, it ended up being much cooler that day than we had hoped for but we just bundled up and went anyway.
"Baby" sure looked snuggly in her cute hat and blanket all wrapped up in her stroller. The cooler weather sure didn't seem to phase her!
We got lots of pointing like this throughout the day..
I did get this one in front of the flamingos. I guess she figured she wouldn't miss anything since they really didn't move or do much.
My heart broke when we stumbled upon Africa and MH was still asleep. All day long all she had asked for was "raf" and "efant" (giraffe and elephants). I was so upset that she was asleep for it and seriously debated waking her up, but at the same time knew she would be miserable if I did. I was so afraid this was the only picture I was going to get of her with the giraffes.
Baby was wide awake for them though. So cute!
We sat on a bench in front of the giraffes for a while and let Whitney change "Baby's" diaper and to allow MH some time to sleep.
Luckily, while sitting there MH's eyes flinched and we jumped on the opportunity to grab her attention and wake her up. She LOVED the giraffes. She liked the elephants too but I don't think they were as cool to her because they were so far away. Unfortunately they had a big part of the zoo blocked off so we couldn't get too close.
The Nashville Zoo also has a HUGE jungle gym play area. MH and I went and spent some time in it. She had a blast.
We shopped around the mall after that and couldn't resist a trip in the Disney store. Of course, MH found this giant Minnie Mouse stuffed animal that was just about as big as she was. She carried that thing all over the store.
The next morning we decided to get up and go shopping around Nashville. Whitney was in the shower and I was suppose to be watching the girls. I was drying my hair and when I looked over I found MH like this. At first I freaked out because I was afraid MH was smothering "Baby." After I realized all was safe, I couldn't resist a picture. Such sweet friends already!