we celebrated little janie's 3rd birthday
with an outing to the zoo.
we had a super fun day.
but i also had a moment.
one of those kid birthday mama moments.
yes, because i can't believe my baby is three.
but this particular moment was centered around logistics.
actually the utter lack of logistics.
you see, we didn't even decide to go to the zoo until mid-morning
due to our post-turkey day daze.
but realizing it was 65 degrees, we decided the zoo would be
a fun outing for our birthday girl.
so we got dressed.
then we got into the car.
we swung through starbucks for a caffeine treat.
we drove the hour while belting out about 50 hellos with adele.
when we arrived at the zoo, we parked, we got out of the car.
then... wait for it.
we walked in.
no diaper bag.
no packed lunch.
no purse (mr. had the funds).
(oh and an iphone to snap a few pics.)
then it hit me.
i have a three year old.
i have three big kids.
that we are here now.
commence mama moment.
commence trying to get the rest of my
family to understand the magnitude of this.
so instead i just took it in all.
bounce in my step.
some of god's most spectacular creations.
a happy birthday girl.
it was great.
no melt downs.
we even went out for lunch afterwards.
in a real restaurant.
it was amazing.
we are here now.
happy birthday baby gir.