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Sunday, April 5, 2009

The Zoo!

We had the best weekend! We went to the Birmingham Zoo. My girls had never been, so this was a real treat for them!

We went with my best friend from college, Olivia, and her daughters Mary Win and Ginny Tate. Mary Win is actually our goddaughter and Ann Catherine is Olivia and her husband Joe's goddaughter. So, the girls call themselves "godsisters." I don't think there is such a thing, but do they need to know that?

Our weekend started on Friday. We drove down to Tuscaloosa to stay with Olivia and the girls for our own "girls weekend." I had a speaking engagement at the University and then we hung out. The girls loved playing dress up together!

Saturday morning we drove to the zoo. The weather was perfect and the girls loved seeing the animals! Here are some cute pics:

AC and Lily brushing the goats! (See the little brush on their hands?)

Lily B checking out the giraffes!

Time for a juice break!

We also saw lions, tigers, gorillas, rhinos, kangaroos and Lily's personal favorite, hippos! At the end of the day, we took the girls to the gift shop to get a souvenir. Ann Catherine got a fan with a tiger on it (a strange choice, but she was adamant that she wanted it!) and Lily got a stuffed lion. She loves putting it in my face and saying, "roaaaarrr!"

The sweetest part of the entire weekend was watching all of the girls together. Olivia is my best friend in the entire world. We met in college and just clicked immediately. At times it was so surreal this weekend watching our girls together. It doesn't seem like it was that long ago that Olivia and I were in college together, and now here we are with daughters who play together. And it's as if our girls just have this bond. Even though they don't see each other on a regular basis, they just love each other so much! It is precious.

If you are looking for a fun day trip with your kids, I highly recommend the Birmingham Zoo (and I would do it before it gets too hot). I think your kids will love it!


Love my 2 BoYs! said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time!! We love that zoo, Sam's favorite part is the train :) You are right, go now b/c we went when it was already HOT and Im sure it was more fun on a weekend like we just had! Have a great week :)


Daddy Dale and Mommy Jen said...

Great Pictures!
We have been to the Nashville Zoo, but are trying to get to the Birmingham Zoo sometime this spring. Hope that your week is off to a great start!

Olivia said...

Once again....tears! I love you too!