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! 😉
Baseball Sleeve Onesie // Ruffle Bloomers (old, similar here) // Pink Moccs c/o Freshly Picked // Striped Headband
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.1
Allison Walls says
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!!!
Sarah Atkinson says
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
Vena C. says
You are glowing, the girls look beautiful and Brandon is looking mighty sharp! xoxo
where is your navy blue dress from? I love it!
I know this post is really all about the girls (and they are beautiful!) but I just LOVE your heels!
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.
Allison Cooley says
The monkeys are our favorite exhibit too! I can't believe Eloise is old enough to walk already!
Raegan Allen says
The photo of your girls at the zoo holding hands!! SO sweet! 🙂
Megan Morgan says
Your family picture is fantastic! I love the girls' outfits! Where did you get Harper's silver flats? Thanks!
Samantha Neilson says
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 🙂
Molly Martin says
Eloise is such an adorable baby, cannot believe she is SO big now!
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!
Lauren Shagena says
YOUR DRESS! I must own it. Where is it from?!
Kelly Linn Feller says
So sweet! I can't believe Eloise is walking and will be turning one soon 🙂 You look great too!!
Morgan Weisberger says
Beautiful family picture!! Where is your blue dress from?! Looks amazing on you!!!
Aw! Looks like everyone enjoyed themselves 🙂 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 🙂
Warm Blessings to Miss Eloise Ruby and your beautiful family <3
Seriously, Jessica?! You're perfect. Your family is beautiful & we all wanna know where you got your dress.
Kaylee Koch says
Ok. Official. Eloise is like THE cutest baby ever. That outfit!!!!!!
Valerie Scott says
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:)
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!
Jasmine Atiyeh says
Cousins are the best friends! Love your dress Jessica <3
Kelly Mock says
Aww Happy Baptism and gorgeous photos!
This post is all about the shoes! But I want to know where BRANDON's shoes are from? My husband needs those…
Monica Flock says
You have such a beautiful family. 🙂
Love those heels! Where are they from?
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! (:
Jessica!!! You are stunning! Hard to believe you are pregnant rocking heels like that!! ?
Danielle Codling says
Do you edit your photos? If so, what do you use. I love the film effect they seem to have.
Stacey G says
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!
Shadia Brown says
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. 🙂
Stormi Gorton says
Please share where that dress you wore for the baptism is from! It's gorgeous!
What a perfect family picture :)) So sweet.
Hannah A Quiver Full Blog says
I love that anthro dress on you! And the fact that it's called the Ellie dress 😉 we have a zoo pass and LOVE going. Post zoo naps are the jam! Can't wait for warmer weather and the splash park!
You are such a gorgeous couple!! 🙂
Marissa Kathryn says
Zoo's are always so much fun! Your girls looked like little models (as always)….I am obsessed with Eloise's head wrap bands 🙂