family day

A Trip to the Zoo

Hi guys!

Saturday was a little crazy for our family.  We had friends visiting from out of town and I shot a portrait session around noon to get a little more practice time in.  In the middle of our busy day, Luna fell down the stairs.  Thankfully she's okay and only has a scrape around her eye.  But it was a scary moment and a reminder for all of us that things can happen in an instant.

After all the chaos, we really needed some down time as a family.  I also wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather on Sunday.  A trip to the zoo was just what we needed!

This was actually Luna's first time at a zoo!  And while it was important for me to get a few photos, it was even more important that I be present and enjoy the day with my family. 

One of the coolest things we saw were the peacocks.  I've seen peacocks before but for some reason I was really in awe of them today!  Maybe it was because I've never seen one fly into a tree and hang out there - what?!  Their feather tails are so gauzy and ethereal.  They really are like something from another era.

Unlike me, Luna wasn't a big fan of the peacocks.  At one point, we were picnicking next to the tree where they perched and one cawed pretty loud.  Poor Lu burst into tears and was completely inconsolable for a good five minutes!  She was also a little wary of the giraffe.  It tried to gobble up her hand as she held out a carrot and I could not stop laughing!

Probably my favorite part of the visit was when we gave Luna a piece of popcorn to feed the billy goats and she ate it herself instead!  It was such an endearing moment and made us laugh which we definitely needed!

After a few hours, it was time to go home.  But we had a great day and I'm glad we got to spend the time together as a family. 

What are some ways that you unwind with your family?  Are you excited that summer is just around the corner?!  Tell me all about your plans in the comments - I could use the inspiration!

With love,


P.S. I owe a huge THANK YOU to my husband for snapping the photos of me and Luna together.   I could not believe how well some of them turned out!  Actually, the ones he took were better than pretty much ALL my photos, ha!  Although in my defense, I was really caught up in the moment and completely focused on how adorable Luna was in her overalls ;)