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Santa Barbara Zoo

This weekend was my weekend to attempt to feel like a normal person again.

Being a stay at home mom, well, you can imagine I don’t get out much. In fact, it is very rare that I even change out of my pajamas. Sweat/yoga pants are my best friends. I don’t remember the last time I wore mascara. I find myself striking up odd conversations with strangers at the grocery store/doctor’s office because I’m just so excited to be a NORMAL PERSON again! I live a very glamorous life — changing diapers, getting spit up on, always smelling like food, giant bags under my eyes…seriously, I really wonder why I haven’t been asked to be on the cover of Us Weekly.

ANYWAY. I’ve been really cranky lately. I think I’m not starting to realize what it feels like to be TRULY exhausted. It’s hard being on the job 24/7; I suddenly have so much more respect for my mom. How on EARTH did she deal with FOUR OF US?! It makes my head spin just thinking about it.

On the bright side though, I am very lucky to have such a wonderful, helpful and most importantly, patient husband. This weekend we decided to make a trip to the Santa Barbara Zoo. We took Mal to the Wild Animal Park last year, but he was too young to really enjoy it. He certainly enjoyed himself this time around though! Ian was so great the whole time. I was able to take pictures while carrying Leia in the Baby Bjorn (or as I like to call it, the love of my life) and Ian ran after Mal alllllllllll day. This kid never stops! I’m glad he had so much fun…and even though Ian was certainly worn  out by the end of the day, I know he had lots of fun too.

Now onto the show!!! The children’s play area was the best. They had this giant hill that kids could slide down by using pieces of cardboard. There were so many kids doing it over and over and over again. It was really cool to watch. And Mal LOVED it!

FYI: Penguins are my FAAAAAAAAAAAAVORITE!

My boyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyys!

Hehe…my GQ model. Rawr.

I’m going to try to shoot more this week. I’ve been so busy lately and I think my lack of shooting is really taking a toll on me. BUT! I just ordered THIS bad boy and I need to practice with it! So my goal for this week is to SHOOT! You guys want to see more pictures of Leia anyway, right??? 🙂

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Leia is here!!

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