The Zoo + Eloise’s Baptism

We took our little zoo to the zoo while the girls’ cousins were in town & had a blast! The Atlanta Zoo is really great, there are tons of fun exhibits & the walking paths are all really beautiful & spacious. Even though the parking lot was full, it hardly felt busy inside & was really relaxing walk around all day with the kids. Harper was most excited to see the flamingos & the monkeys. The flamingos were right at the entrance, so she was super excited to see them first thing. She started doing her best flamingo impression, standing on one leg & saying “… but I don’t think I want to drink that water!” We rode the train & the carousel, then stopped for lunch. Harper was very concerned about making it to the monkey exhibit, but we made it & we happened to get there just as the zookeeper was feeding them tomatoes. We watched as he threw them to each monkey like a baseball & they would catch them, Harper thought it was the best thing of all time. Eventually, Eloise got tired & was heading straight to meltdown-town so we took off, and for maybe the first time ever, both kids slept in the car the entire ride home. Success of a lifetime.

The weather was just too good to be true, so one we were back home we took all the kids outside to ride bikes & do sidewalk chalk. Check this chick out, she is ready to run & will not settle for anything less than keeping up with her big sis! πŸ˜‰
On Sunday, we had Eloise baptized. Brandon’s sister & her husband are Eloise’s godparents, which is why they initially decided to fly down for the weekend. We are so grateful that they could make it for the baptism, it was a really special day. Eloise did amazing at the actual ceremony, she was all smiles & dancing to the music. The congregation sang the sweetest baptism lullaby with her name in it, we were all tearing up, it was the sweetest thing.
God Bless you Eloise Ruby, you really are such a blessing & gift from God.
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    Allison Walls
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I can't wait to get to the zoo this year! It is always so much fun for the little ones and mommy too! You look so beautiful and your family is just the sweetest! God Bless you Eloise!!!

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    Sarah Atkinson
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Your girls are the absolute cutest! I have an almost
    two year old little girl and know the "meltdown town"
    feeling very well! I love how you always keep it real
    In your posts! It makes me laugh! You also look absolutely
    amazing! 😊

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    Vena C.
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    You are glowing, the girls look beautiful and Brandon is looking mighty sharp! xoxo

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    Brooke
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    where is your navy blue dress from? I love it!

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    Emily
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    I know this post is really all about the girls (and they are beautiful!) but I just LOVE your heels!

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    Claudia
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Such a beautiful family.
    Congratulations on the baptism of Eloise Ruby. May God always keep her safe and happy.

    Ps. You true make being pregnant and having 2 kids look effortless.

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    Allison Cooley
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    The monkeys are our favorite exhibit too! I can't believe Eloise is old enough to walk already!

    http://tisourlife.blogspot.com/

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    Raegan Allen
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    The photo of your girls at the zoo holding hands!! SO sweet! πŸ™‚

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    Megan Morgan
    March 12, 2015 at 1:39 pm

    Your family picture is fantastic! I love the girls' outfits! Where did you get Harper's silver flats? Thanks!

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    Samantha Neilson
    March 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    The family picture turned out gorgeous. What a beautiful family you have! I love reading your blog. You are a daily inspiration to me! Hope you have a wonderful weekend πŸ™‚

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    Molly Martin
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Eloise is such an adorable baby, cannot believe she is SO big now!

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    Kayleigh
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Gorgeous family! Okay, now we need to know where your dress is from!! I'm hoping its not an actual maternity dress bc it is fab!

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    Lauren Shagena
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    YOUR DRESS! I must own it. Where is it from?!

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    Kelly Linn Feller
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    So sweet! I can't believe Eloise is walking and will be turning one soon πŸ™‚ You look great too!!
    XO Kelly
    http://www.dettecakes.com

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    Morgan Weisberger
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Beautiful family picture!! Where is your blue dress from?! Looks amazing on you!!!

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    Kassandra
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Aw! Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves πŸ™‚ honestly those two girls of yours are the cutest! And you look amazing, love that dress!! You will have to share where it's from πŸ™‚

    Warm Blessings to Miss Eloise Ruby and your beautiful family <3

    xo kass

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    Rebecca
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Seriously, Jessica?! You're perfect. Your family is beautiful & we all wanna know where you got your dress.
    God bless!

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    Kaylee Koch
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Ok. Official. Eloise is like THE cutest baby ever. That outfit!!!!!!

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    Valerie Scott
    March 12, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I am just dying for it to get warm so we can make a trip to the zoo. So fun, looks like everyone had a blast. I can't believe Eloise is almost a walker, time is just flying:)

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    Anonymous
    March 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    I love your dress!! Will you share where you found it? I can't tell if it is short or if it just looks that way because you're pregnant and holding a baby but I would love to have it for my daughters baptism in a few weeks!

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    Jasmine Atiyeh
    March 12, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    Cousins are the best friends! Love your dress Jessica <3

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    Kelly Mock
    March 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    Aww Happy Baptism and gorgeous photos!

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    GabGal
    March 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    This post is all about the shoes! But I want to know where BRANDON's shoes are from? My husband needs those…

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    Monica Flock
    March 12, 2015 at 7:37 pm

    You have such a beautiful family. πŸ™‚

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    Anonymous
    March 13, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Love those heels! Where are they from?

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    Brooke
    March 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    So sweet! I have been a reader/IG follower for a little over a year now! (Ever since I realized you were the chalk-board-baby-bump girl) I love keeping up with your adorable fam! I also totally thought of you while doing a little felt food shopping this morning! (:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/221145799/vanilla-scented-hand-beaded-felt?ref=sr_gallery_25&ga_search_query=felt+play+food+set&ga_locationQuery=6252001&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

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    DavisEverAfter
    March 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Jessica!!! You are stunning! Hard to believe you are pregnant rocking heels like that!! 😘

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    Danielle Codling
    March 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    Do you edit your photos? If so, what do you use. I love the film effect they seem to have.

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    Stacey G
    March 13, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I love your dress for the baptism! Ellie's grin kills me every time too.
    I bought a bunny beanie hat for myself today, and thought of you – even thought St Patricks Day is still to come, I couldn't pass it up!

    staceylives.blogspot.com

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    Shadia Brown
    March 13, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    The sweetest!! Elliot loves the monkeys too. We went to the zoo last weekend and all the little monkeys were huddled up together because it was cold! So cute. I said it on IG but Eloise looks stunning in white! I love that family pic. πŸ™‚

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    Stormi Gorton
    March 14, 2015 at 2:43 am

    Please share where that dress you wore for the baptism is from! It's gorgeous!

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    Sally
    March 14, 2015 at 2:43 am

    What a perfect family picture :)) So sweet.

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    Hannah A Quiver Full Blog
    March 14, 2015 at 2:43 am

    I love that anthro dress on you! And the fact that it's called the Ellie dress πŸ˜‰ we have a zoo pass and LOVE going. Post zoo naps are the jam! Can't wait for warmer weather and the splash park!

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    Anonymous
    March 15, 2015 at 1:46 am

    You are such a gorgeous couple!! πŸ™‚

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    Marissa Kathryn
    March 15, 2015 at 1:46 am

    Zoo's are always so much fun! Your girls looked like little models (as always)….I am obsessed with Eloise's head wrap bands πŸ™‚

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