Mother’s Day at the Zoo

Joseph and Elissa know Mom loves time with the little ones, and what could be better than a trip to the zoo? J&E worked hard to coordinate with the extended family a zoo trip, and they revealed it to Mom through a series of clues.

Saturday morning, the 13th, dawned beautiful and crisp. Mom’s heart literally sang with joy surrounded by her family. (A few couldn’t make it due to bad colds, and I also couldn’t go due to that much walking with my toe injury. Those who went kindly took pictures for me so I could blog about it.)

I’d love to hear how you blessed your mom on Mother’s Day!

Mom, Joseph, and Calia

Joshua and Dad

A popular uncle!

If you click into this picture, you can see the different family members who rode the sky safari.
A view from the sky safari. Awesome capture, Jesse.
Anna’s servant’s spirit shone through as she kept Calia so Elissa could ride with Joseph

The only taker for ice cream when Uncle Joseph offered it!
Cute daughter + Momma
Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

“And God created great whales, and every living creature that
moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly,
after their kind, 
and every winged fowl after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.”

Genesis 1:21

24 thoughts on “Mother’s Day at the Zoo”

  1. The Zoo is also one of my favorite ways of spending Mother’s Day. We drove past the Zoo on the way to Church. It looked like it was already getting crowded. Must be popular with a lot of people.

  2. I hope your toe gots better soon, Sarah. I hurt my ankle recently and wasn’t able to run for a while, which was SO hard, because I enjoy it so much. I definitely appreciated it all the more when I was able to again, though. Wishing you a speedy recovery, and hoping that you can get back to all of the things you enjoy soon 🙂

    1. Thank you! It is making progress, although not running and doing other exercise is definitely testing my patience. 🙂 Yes, it’s true. One realizes how much they have to be grateful for when one can’t do the normal things!

  3. Looks like a fun day and a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day! I love seeing Anna Marie’s hair in a flexi clip. I sell them so it is fun to see!

  4. Your oldest granddaughter is shooting up. I can’t believe how much taller she is from last year.

  5. I, too, love spending time with our grandchildren! Any day with them is a treat! Thanks for posting pictures every time you blog; it’s always a bonus for any post. 🙂 One thing I dearly miss though is that we can only click on one picture at a time and have to close it to view another. Is there any way you could bring it back to what it was before? The previous way they all showed up at the bottom of the screen and we could click from one to another. I like to read the post first, view the pictures as they come and then look at them one more time in bigger view. 🙂 Thanks very much.

    1. Thank you for the suggestion! I’ll work on seeing if I can get that enabled again. I know exactly what you mean and what you’d like, so I’ll see if I can get that re-enabled and working!

      1. I too was disappointed that that wasn’t working any more! It’d be awesome if you’re able to fix it!

        1. See what you think of a different way I’m experimenting with on the most recent post (writer’s conference). Thanks for your feedback!

  6. Lovely pictures! How cute are Anna Marie and Christopher’s family all dressed in matching outfits! Did Anna Marie make them? I remember when I first started reading your blog, how you all made matching jumpers regularly – do you all still do that?

    1. We haven’t made matching jumpers for a long time. For the jumpers you mentioned, Anna Marie made hers and Lydia’s. Several years ago, Anna made the one Ruthanne was wearing for Abigail, and it has now been handed down to Ruthanne.

  7. I recall in posts over the years that Terri really enjoys the zoo. It is a favorite activity of mine as well. Anytime we travel, I look for a zoo to visit. Here in Ft. Worth we have # 4 in the nation I’ve also been to 2 other of the other top 5, St. Louis and Omaha. I wonder if you all have ever been to those two since they’re in the Midwest? I did visit KC when we lived there as well.
    I simply love the pics that you all post. There are kids everywhere. I believe when the Lord first lead me to your blog, Abigail was the only grandchild. My my how things have changed. What a blessing.

    1. In the past, we went more often to the Omaha zoo even though it is a 3 hour drive from our home versus the Kansas City Zoo, which is about 45 minutes. Those were the days when Steve would wake the children with, “Anyone want to go to the zoo today?” We could make that trip in a day. The Omaha Zoo has greatly increased in popularity during the 25 years we have been visiting it, and they continue to improve it with new exhibits. Steve and I went to the St. Louis Zoo early in our marriage before we had children and also with just Nathan. I don’t remember much about it though.

  8. Oh, how fun!
    We went to church on Mother’s Day and got my mom some of the roses they let us get for our moms. I made my mom a sign that quotes Proverbs 31:30. We made her cards and breakfast. I gave her a pedicure too. Moms deserve a good thank you especially on Mother’s Day!?

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