Zoo Day!

Happy Friday! Whenever we wake up to a sunny day in Seattle, you know it’s going to be a good day! In fact, the weather has been incredible all week, I’m loving it. But according to our track record, we generally have fabulous weather in May and then it rains the whole month of June. But I’m crossing my fingers this year is different!

To be honest, lately I’ve really been struggling with balancing being a stay-at-home mom and part-time work-from-home mom (And in case you are wondering I do marketing/advertising freelance work from home). My husband could tell I’ve been having a lot of mommy guilt and to cheer me up he decided we should have a family day at the zoo. Oh he knows me so well because that is exactly what I needed! Some good quality time with my little girl and handsome hubs free of email and obligations!

This was Baby E’s first trip to the zoo and it was perfect. The weather was gorgeous, the zoo was nearly empty and we came home with so many memories.

The penguins were her favorite part of the zoo. She loved watching them swim and waddling around.

This is a pretty typical expression for Baby E, she is an observer. Takes it all in.


The cows were  another favorite exhibit. Lucky for her, there is a whole field of them across from our neighborhood! I know where we are going on walks from now on :)

I personally don’t think I have ever seen a peacock in person with its feathers out before. It was so beautiful, I couldn’t stop staring.

Mommy and daughter time with the lions.

If there was glass she could touch, she was a happy girl.

Now this was my husband’s and my favorite part of the trip! These huge bears actually got into the water and started playing together. It was the coolest thing I had ever seen! We watched them give kisses and love bites and play for about 20 minutes.

We had a wonderful day at the zoo and I’m so excited we were able to go as a family.

AND in other exciting Baby E news, we had her 1 year pictures taken with the wonderful Kelly Harper Photography and we love how they turned out. Here’s a peek!

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


Taryn is the owner/editor of Design, Dining and Diapers, a lifestyle blog that focuses on DIY home decor, design, seasonal crafts, easy recipes and just being a mom! She is all about making things for less by upcycling thrift store finds and using what’s on hand. Taryn lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband, 3 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

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  1. says

    We visited the zoo a few weeks ago & my little ones had the best time! And from the looks of it, so did you guys! You look gorgeous in the picture with your daughter!

  2. Sandra says

    Giraffe Margaret returns to the herd after an illness. Meanwhile, a rare macaw departs for a new life abroad. And keepers struggle to catch a colony of bats.

  3. Maureen Hayes says

    What a great way to spend the day. Your little cutie pie obviously enjoyed it as uh as her momma and daddy. I am so glad you got to have this fun, family day!

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