We have a new baby hippo at the Memphis Zoo, and we’ve been trying to get a glimpse of her. One afternoon during the witching hour when HG and I needed to get some fresh air (and try to quieten the baby), we headed to the zoo and got amazingly lucky! Winnie and her mama put on a show as the mama laid down and let the baby nurse underwater. So cool!
HG used her birthday money from Glo to buy herself a sweet (and cool) treat. She was so proud of herself.
HG helped me bag up some car seats, and I was tickled to find this extra note on the label.
The Ducks came over for dinner, and an epic pirate battle ensued.
Headed to our cousin Carrie’s wedding in Tupelo
HG and Ella had a BALL. I had to drag her out of there kicking and screaming.
The big sister extraordinaire took care of some baby girls who wanted to dance.
Showering Em and baby Russ as she prepares for the best title in life- “Mama”
What an exciting two years for Em and Mark!
Love seeing this in the monitor
A little HG quality time
First Jerry’s of the season, compared to Cressey’s first visit last year
She loved having some bites of HG’s.
Thanks to our neighbor, Christy, for Cressey’s first sucker. It was obviously a big hit!
The Toohig Family Band
We stopped by a swim meet at the Racquet Club to see some of HG’s SAA friends race. Can you spy Evie giving HG a hug goodbye in the ocean of swim caps?
Celebrating Rowan’s 4th birthday
Ever get the feeling someone’s watching you?
All dressed up for camp at SAA. Looking too much like a teenager.
We met the Mattice girls at the zoo one afternoon after camp. HG hadn’t planned on getting wet, but it was such an inferno that she chose to jump in to cool off.
Cress can’t stay away from HG, even if she is soaking wet.
She got her toesies wet too.
Fun with Grandma
Mama’s closet never gets old.
Dropping her off for Jump Into JK camp in 2013 and robotics and Minecraft camps in 2017. She just hops out and runs in now, although that morning I did get an ‘I love you.’
She’d follow that sister anywhere.
Loves her some babies
Just a mental note to remember the stage of life where my bathroom is overrun with little girls’ things.
Visiting Vaco and Hank
Trying to get the hang of squeeze pouches
It’s a whole new world!
Always ready for dinner
And apparently always willing to try new things…like her bed??
It’s not summer until you go to Gibson’s for donuts in your pajamas…
Visiting Daddy at work
Cheering on her friends in the SAA summer production of the Lion King
Movie date with Ann Maxwell
Nowhere to hide
Pony camp begins!
My little shadow
And she’s discovered the potty…ooooh no!
She loves to chew on a toothbrush.
Playing with Mary Mason and Darby
“Get me outta here!”
This bed is a little crowded.
Ice skating with the Anglins
Sharing a bite of her daddy’s famous and fabulous chocolate milkshake