this past week my sister and her hubby traveled to south carolina on a little vacay.
my nieces, whitney and brooklyn, stayed with nana and when i went to visit,
we took a fun trip to the maine wildlife reservation
(formerly known as - and what i call it - as the Gray Animal Farm!)
here are some great photos from the day :)
(all from instagram!)
|sporting my new necklace and earrings from my new friend Candice!|
|Whitney was so excited to see deer up close!|
|Brooklyn liked the gnome because it reminded her of Mama!|
(isn't that hilarious Nicole?!)
|sweet photo of Nana and her grandgirls!|
|Nana & Whitney stopping to wait for me and Roo-baby!|
|we later found out that they were so noisy and showing their feathers because they had laid eggs under a nearby tree!|
|never EVER have i seen an ALBINO peacock... i don't even know if that's what they're called. but this was so pretty!|
|they were squawking up a storm. Whitney hated the noise so her ears were plugged the whole time.|
Roo was imitating them. haha :)
|cute little owls :)|
|Roo running towards me. I think this is my favorite picture of the day!|
|we stopped at the snack hut for a little treat. i LOVE these!|
|walk around on the nature trails - being goofy and "searching for treasure".|
(Whitney is marking "X"'s on the ground for me and Brooklyn to find)
|Trying to get a good picture of me and both girls... this is as good as it gets! haha :)|
|the girls were all tuckered out after a long day of walking/running/exploring... they were OUT on the car ride home!|
|Whitney had so much fun she wanted to hold the map and was recounting what we saw and didn't see |
(some exhibits were closed).
She fell asleep while looking at it... had to get a shot of that. :)
|tried to get a picture of Roo sleeping but she opened her eyes right as I turned to take it... still adorable!|
|look at those big baby blues!!!!|
when we were on our way out of the park, my mom asked Whitney what her favorite thing was.
she got a HUGE grin on her face and skipped up to me, grabbed my hand and said,
"That Auntie Bon came wif us!!!
melt. my. heart.
such a sweetie! :)