Hi there! I hope you’re doing well. ❤ Happy Monday to you! 🙂 Recently, I have been truly enjoying going places with my younger siblings. It has been nice to explore nature and spend time outside before it gets too hot here in Georgia, and I have captured some great pictures of our adventures. Because of this, I’ve decided to share some of them with you today! I hope you enjoy!
Sibling Adventures | Part One
Exploring With Elizabeth
Last week, we all went to an animal sanctuary that my mom has been taking us to since I was a little girl! It brings back a lot of memories for me, so I love getting to see my little siblings enjoying this place, as well. In the picture above, you can see Elizabeth being shy around one of the tortoises (whom you can see managed to squeeze itself between the safety barrier to come say hello!). The awesome part about this picture is that Elizabeth is actually wearing an old shirt of mine. ❤
While Joshua and Samuel hung out at the playground together and our mom stayed with Isabella, I continued walking around with Elizabeth. She posed for a few pictures on this little ride-on elephant! I love her hair!
Once we were done playing at the playground, we all went together to the rest of the sanctuary where the larger animals are. The first exhibit is this huge field where various farm animals with special needs get to have a huge place to roam around. I think it’s so sweet! (And the goat above was very cute.)
I didn’t get too many photos of the animals we spent the afternoon admiring, but I did quickly bring my phone out to show you just how close we got to be to this sweet tiger. Many of the animals we saw were rescued from small zoos and failing circuses, and this big cat is one of them. If I’m remembering right, this one is a boy, and he was pacing near the edge of his exhibit – right where we were. You don’t really realize just how big they are (especially their heads!) until you’re this close to one.
Horseback-Riding With Joshua
This is something I’ve been wanting to do for years, and I was finally able to comfortably this past Friday! Hip discomfort throughout my childhood and teenage years prevented me from pursuing this hobby, and oh my gosh – once our 30-minute ride was over, I did not want it to end! It went so well, the instructor complimented me on how well I did, and I wasn’t sore afterward whatsoever. I only got a few pictures because I was still getting used to how riding a horse felt, and I finally ventured to retrieve my phone from the fanny pack I wore near the end. The next time we’re able to go, I promise I’ll get more pictures!
An Outing With Samuel
On Saturday, I got to visit a few places near us just with Samuel! He thoroughly enjoyed it, and I captured a lot of fun pictures. From hanging out in the garden center of Home Depot to getting a tasty treat, we had a great time.
We loved looking at the different plants outside Home Depot. I think the bonsai trees ended up being his favorite! My personal favorite is succulents, which I’ll be sharing some photos of later this week. ❤
I loved this little bonsai tree with a ‘Dream’ stone in front of it, because since starting my blog early last year, it has become one of my favorite words! 🙂
Like the true southerners we are, haha, Chick-Fil-A is one of our favorite places to eat out! Samuel and I got small ice dreams and had a blast dipping waffle fries in them. If you’ve never tried fries and ice cream, you have to someday!!! I was telling my mom that the combination of salty and sweet is just beautiful.
Thank you so much for reading! I loved sharing our adventures with you. ❤
I hope you have a beautiful week!