So, did the title of this post make you groan, want to puke, and send the word "tween" screaming through your head. It almost killed me to type it, but alas, is it true..I have a BFF, so why not blog about it.
My best friend in the whole world, Katie, is here in the Springs hangin' out with the in-laws (who helped us get the lovely home we are in), and I got to spend almost an entire day with her. We spent the day at the zoo, and it was a lot of fun. I love the zoo here!
Katie and I met in 1st grade and have been friends ever since. Distance does nothing to taint the solid friendship we have. It only makes me miss her that much more. Her last year has been about as great as our last two months, so our hearts can understand eachother in a few ways. We have shed many tears together, but we have also been able to strengthen eachother. Isn't that what friends are for?
We had a great day today at the zoo. Aside from some rain here and there, the weather was nice and cool and perfect for mid-August. I was so happy! I am not a fan of the heat. The kids behaved extremely well, and Katie and I had some serious catching up to do. Sam LOVED every single animal we saw, and Mary got her cotton candy fix, so it was a day well spent. Katie and I still aren't finished catching up though, so we will be getting together for dinner on Saturday. Not to mention that she will be here over Thanksgiving, and I now have a BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING COMPANION!!!! Yippee!!! I seriously can't wait. I love Black Friday, and with Katie, it is going to rock our socks. The countdown is on, and my list has started already.
So, here are some pictures from the zoo. And no, I don't know why I happen to look like a cabbage patch kid in the past numerous pictures I have posted lately. I haven't gained any weight (I got on the scale tonight to make sure) but my face seems to look huge! I hate that...it makes me all sorts of paranoid.
Enough said....here we are, and here is the zoo. The end.
The kids are being owls. Mary's hand is her beak.
Sorry to the lady whose bum is in the picture. oops The kids sure look cute though.
In two years, Mary and Ella will be the same age that Katie and I were when we met. Crazy!
Sam had so much fun, and then totally crashed at the end. It was really cute.