Monday, March 16, 2009

going wild & a birthday shout-out

we were invited by our friends the goldings to meet them at the zoo. since we still aren't taking the baby out much, and ben had a ton of homework to do, caleb & i joined them for a fun day.

i seriously love the zoo! for some reason i get a kick out of looking at animals that i otherwise only see on t.v.

we had a great time as usual with pdge, drizzle, ez-e & ty. caleb took over their stroller after i had spent $8 of hard-earned money on a zoo stroller. (will be more prepared next time, but caleb you owe me 8 bucks! don't think i won't forget either.)

we checked out the animals, stayed just long enough for all 3 boys to cry at one point or another, rode the carousel, almost started a fight with a 10 year old pudgy kid who tried to ride caleb's beloved giraffe, and then decided to call it good.

quote of the day, from pdge,
"there's just something about seeing a middle-aged woman riding the carousel that puts a sour taste in my mouth."

and on another note, it's this crazy girl's birthday today!!

happy birthday andrea.
you are an amazing person and an even better friend.
i love ya, and it's not the vicodin talking!


The Pyne's said...

Looks like fun!!! I can't believe you guys are already in shorts and short leave shirts. CRAZY!! And what a good mommy......going to the zoo. I hope I can get to the zoo before I have grandchildren because I'm a crazy anxiety/jittery/panic attack/depression kind of person lately. AHHHHHHH!! Anywho, hope all is well!!! We miss you guys. and I NEED more pictures of the cute little baby!!

Lauren Horsley said...

Happy Birthday Andrea! What a cute picture - totally embodies the "you're as young as you feel" attitude.

Glad you guys had so much fun at the zoo!

ohmylanta said...


I love your blog - your posts make me happy. You have a gift for writing. You'll have to fill me in on how you change your font colors and all that good stuff. Thanks for the birthing story - got one of my own coming up. I am thinking about giving up the labor drugs......Uh?..... Yeah... I'm really thinking about it. Anyway - great to see your sweet little reminder that it is all worth it!! Take Care


Andrea said...

LYN-SEY STRADER....One word...payback. You had better sleep with one eye open because my camera is going to be taking a nice picture of you drooling!! Thanks for the shout vicodin free response is that you are the best and I wish that you were my neighbor. I would make you a cake everyday!!!