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Zoo day/Sick day and Blog announcement

Last week we took the kiddos to the zoo and aquarium in NOLA. They had a blast!

On the way down to the zoo we got a little surprise. Judah threw up in the car. And like.. it was everywhere. Like.. all over his clothes, all in the carseat. Even leaked out of the carseat. So when we got to the zoo he was already in his 2nd outfit.


Lucy ALMOST touched an alligator.

The orangutans performed for us.

So did the gorillas

The kids all climbed a tree.

Of course, Mawmaw was a hit with the kids 🙂

The cutest kiddos ever! Love these two.

Lucy in the “jungle”

And a jaguar. This thing was taller than Lucy.

Then we had lunch there and made our way to the aquarium.

Judah spilled his drink on himself in the car, so he was now on his 3rd outfit.

They were both VERY impressed with the aquarium.

Baby jellyfish.

In the Amazon…

In a speedboat…

Then Judah got all fussy, so I put him in his moby.

This picture was taken about 3 minutes before he vomited again. This time, all over me. You lose a lot of your modesty when you’re covered in puke. I got shirtless in a public restroom. I had to scoop throw up outta my bra. That was… unpleasant.

So then, I was wearing a zip up hoodie and Judah got to his 4th outfit… his sister’s jacket.

He didn’t mind because the penguins were so cute!



Then in the gift shop, he threw up again. So I carried a half naked baby out to the car. And he got into his 5th and final outfit. PJ’s!

The next day he was fine – and we cleaned up his carseat!

What a cutie!

Overall the day was great. After he’d throw-up he’d smile and play and run around. So… he still enjoyed the day. I bought a shirt because I was burning up and the last little vomit got me again. So I got a little souvenir too.

Overall our day was wonderful.

Now for the blog announcement. I started blogging a daily devotional April 16, 2012. That was 2 years ago this April. I’ve taken a few breaks (once when I had a baby…) but overall not a lot of time off from daily devotions. I’m going to stop doing daily devotions April 18, 2014. I’ll still blog about the kiddos and I’ll probably still do devotions from time to time when I have good stuff to share; but I’m not going to daily blog anymore. At least until I feel like God wants me to. I feel like he’s drawing me into a different time in my life and I’m going to start pouring in to me, instead of into others for a while.

I hope you understand. I have over 450 devotional blogs (When I stop blogging I’ll have over 500), so if you just started reading them in the past year – I still have quite a few that you haven’t read. So if you want to continue reading, I’ve got a few I can share with you. I know I have a lot of folks who read pretty regularly, and I’m sorry that I’m stopping. It’s hard for me to stop. They don’t do for me what they once did and I feel like that’s God telling me to stop. I still really enjoy my Marriage Monday blogs and will probably continue those after a short break (maybe a week or so). Thanks for understanding and being so supportive!

I love when people come up to me and say things like, “Your blog just hit the right spot today!” or things like that. Those help. I just need some me focus. Again – I’ll probably still do some devotions, just not every day.

Thanks for reading and growing with me for the past two years!

And don’t forget about the giveaway – still have til the end of today to get in on that!

Nights 31 and 32: The Zoo Trip!

Friday night was grand. Of course. I didn’t have to wake up at 6:15am so she slept real good. Ha – always happens.

We got up at about 7 and got ready for the zoo. We ended up pulling out of the church at a little before 9am. We got to the zoo a little after 11am. We went ahead and ate lunch and all before we went in. Here was one thing that was different than the first time we went to the zoo: the crowds.
There was a Latino Cultural Festival going on. There were SO many people. It was close to miserable. It was still super fun.

I didn’t take many pictures at the zoo. Lucy pretty much stayed in her stroller and there were so many people it was hard to just stop and take pictures everywhere we wanted.

We finished up at the zoo at about 2:30 and we headed to the Aquarium. Here we used the fake baby Bjorne. She loves her baby Bjorne. She really enjoyed the aquarium. It was all water and it just overwhelmed her little senses. She looked at the rays and the sharks and the big fish. She watched them and the penguins. The penguins were very cute:

She was amazed at the fishes.
Aquarium Lucy
Look at her big blue eyes. So sweet.
She liked the big turtle too:
Sea turtle!
Its hard to tell here, but this turtle’s head was bigger than Lucy’s.
Just lookin
She liked the big tanks.
But, the day had been long and hot and she had seen alligators, lions, tigers, and bears (Oh my!), otters, monkeys, bobcats and foxes, birds and bugs, snakes and spiders, lizards, rays, sharks, penguins, BIG otters, jellyfish, seahorses, frogs and even more critters and it wore her little self out.
The day is over
Who am I kidding. I look pooped too!

We made it home without any major problems. Lucy had a slight crying spell about 18 miles outside of Hattiesburg. She’s done it before. Nothing satisfies her. It doesn’t last long, about 5 minutes and she just cries. Then she falls asleep. She finally fell asleep – but what ended up happening was this: She slept so good in the car ride home, she failed to sleep good that night.

Literally, every hour and a half she was waking up. Then she had two serious poop diapers at like midnight, which are NO fun. When you are half asleep, you don’t wanna be changing that kind of diaper. It… gets… on stuff. That’s where I’ll leave that. Anyway, my longest sleep stretch was about 2 hours. Seriously. Then we had our busy Sunday’s like usual.

I’m really hoping that tonight will be better. I have work in the morning. Its not 9 weeks test week or crazy only-have-students-two-days week, which means I’ll be teaching. Teaching is tough. I’ll probably hoarse. THEN, tomorrow evening I have to make a dash to Hattiesburg to buy flowers for Eve Ministries meeting on Tuesday night. Wednesday night we are leading youth worship. So, basically I won’t have much free time at all until Thursday night. Yay for a busy life.

I’d complain if I was bored.