5.28.2013

ZOO DAY SICK DAY MEMORIAL DAY, THE FIRST DAY


how do you like huck's strategically placed chocolate milk spill from lunch! he's a master with that chocolate milk.

and so it came to pass that brandon had himself a super extended holiday weekend, thanks to the past few weeks of bonkers billing hours and a very nice boss who basically kicked him out of the office. he's back at work today and i barely know what to do with myself. 

brandon requested a full weekend of zoo trips for our huck the animal lover. i've been enjoying a chest cold all week so it was kind of a slow motion zoo day for me, but still a real good afternoon. i have this magical body where after two days of allergies it all gets trapped in my chest and i sound like an old smoker. it's really pretty.

and now, here is what we saw on our zoo day (sick day) memorial day the first day, at the central park zoo.

▲▲▲ we rolled in just in time to watch the sea lions eat lunch and perform a few tricks. it was also rather humid out. i am just giving you the background info here.






past cpzoo trips, for the sake of whatever:

p.s. 
my dress is from forever 21
(three years ago) 
my shoes are from zara

56 comments :

  1. all these photos are beautiful, but that last one is an especially lovely one of you and huck...

    hope you feel better soon, but dude, i sure as heck don't pull off looking so amazing, while being sick, as well as you!

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  2. Where are those fantastic sandals from, by the way. Cutest kid - cutest mom. Love the zoo. I saw Naomi Watts and Liv Schreiber there once.

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    1. they're from zara, and fairly recent too! omg i freaking LOVE liev schreiber.

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  3. I wanted to say that I absolutely love your blog. Of all the blogs in the world, your is my favorite. You have such a unique voice and your blog is filled with personality. i love that you talk to us like we are friends and i think you are hilarious and wonderful. keep up the blogging, i love when bloglovin tells me you have a new post and i always look forward to reading them! xo

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    1. oh lauren doxey, THANK YOU! that is so stinking nice of you! totally made my day. xo

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  4. He’s a major hottie. I love your dress too. Best dressed family? I think so :)

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  5. Your commentary always makes me laugh :D
    And the pictures are beautiful, as always.

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  6. amazing photos! looks like so much fun! I'm dying to take my boy to the zoo and we were actually going to go this past weekend but is still kind of cold up here, so I guess I'll have to do with these photos from your trip to the zoo hahahaha
    thanks for sharing!
    H is so cute in those shorts with suspenders :)

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  7. lovely photos! I was at the zoo myself this weekend (philly not central park) and had so much fun! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  8. Super fun!! Love the photos!!
    xo
    AJ

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  9. Oh, forgot to mention, Did you lose wait Natalie? You look gorgeous!
    xo
    AJ

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    1. i haven't but thank you! you're so sweet to say!

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  10. Love your boy's suspenders! Cute Huck :)

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  11. Every time I see a polar bear I think the same thing!

    xo Lisa
    Making Life's Lemons

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  12. I need to go to the zoo now! Your zoo seems like such a blast though! Also, I love that pink shirt on Huck.

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  13. Love it! You make the zoo look so romantic, but I always end up sweaty and with morning sickness (maybe that was just the one time. . .) I must have what you have, a little cold hits and the allergies think they'll join in the party too. Whatever.

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  14. I love the zoo! I know some people think it is mean, but I love it.

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  15. Eleven. Thirty. Really? That's so phenomenal I don't even know what that looks like anymore.

    Lost might be my favoritest show of all time. But I'm on a different team than you. Sorry I'm not sorry. ;)

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  16. You have a serene look about you lately, you seem to be in a happy place? Great photos :-)

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  17. Where is your dress from?

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  18. that last pic is freaking GORGEOUS. no big deal. i wish i could get away with a silhouette like that! dayum, mama! the dress is adorbs.

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    1. you're so sweet! thanks julie!! xo

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  19. Love all your photos! love hucks outfit!


    www.studentswife.com

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  20. All these photos are great. I love the shoes! Hanna

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  21. Looks like such a fun outing :) I am dying over Huck's suspenders!

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  22. What a fun day! I can't wait to bring Little Miss for her first zoo visit!!!


    xoxo PARIS BEE kids blog

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  23. I saw a story about "Cronuts"and thought of you! You are the only person I "know" in NYC right now, and I have to know what you think about these! You would have to get up early, which I know it's your thing, but perhaps you could bribe the Holbs into it? Here is a link
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/28/cronutfever_n_3346991.html?utm_hp_ref=@food123
    Combining a croissant and a donut!?!? OhMEGAWD!

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    1. i will hunt some down just for you!!

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  24. Lovely!!! Must know, where is that fabulous dress from??

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    1. thank you! it's from forever 21!

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  25. Those snow leopard pictures are AMAZING! Wow, what a beautiful cat.

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  26. yes to snuggling the red panda, so cool about the leopard and YES to team sawyer! such crucial information about you that i didn't know until now. great choice natalie, great choice.

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  27. Natalie, how do you always have the best clothes? No really. The best. I need that dress, I've decided. And toddler red heads!!!*Squeeeeeal!*

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  28. You have an adorable pair of red pandas of your own. happy day!

    and yeah- ditto above about the clothes.

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  29. Fun!! We went to the zoo, too -- the Honolulu zoo, in our new "hometown." :-)

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  30. What an awesome post! Also, those SHOES!! WHERE do I find some for myself??

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    1. from zara my friend! and thank you!

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  31. Also over the long weekend, Henry Holbrook became a full blown little man. And that last picture of you? Gorg!!

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  32. Love those shots of the snow leopard! I love the zoo. I am, in fact, not so different from a four year old when I visit the zoo.

    Samantha

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  33. of course the lost reference got me... we're still struggling through the series. struggling only because we have a 1 year old ;) and that sea lion shot looks like a statue. amazing.

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  34. I love the central park zoo! I went to the bronx zoo a few years ago and it was cool but whatever. and i kept putting off going to the central park one because so many people told me it was janky. but it totally isn't!!!! it's sweet and the perfect size to be magical but not exhausting and there are RED PANDAS. love it.

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  35. You've probably answered this many times, but what camera do you use to take these photos?

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    1. hi sophia! we have an old canon eos digital rebel that we got at costco way back in the stone age! but we upgraded the lens to a 50mm and it's made a huge difference.

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  36. looks like you had a great time :O)

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  37. Such a nice post! Where is that dress from? xx

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    1. thank you erica! it's from forever 21!

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  38. Looks like such a beautiful day, im jealous! I cant tell you how much of a favourite you are to me and my family. We regulary read your blog in the mornings and it sets our day off searching for an adventure comparable to yours. Thanks for the views of your day at the zoo.. I think we'll be booking a day off to do the same and soon!

    Stephanie Vainer
    editor for www.stephypenny.com

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  39. Nat you are so gorg! Love the last pic with you and cutie huck!

    thefarmwifepost.blogspot.com

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  40. You guys and your urban adventures. I love them all!

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  41. Love these pictures, particularly the last one. How good is your husband at photographing!?!? I'm hoping I can convince my boyfriend to be as enthusiastic because I have a suspicion he'd be really good, he is at most things he can be bothered with.

    I like your hair pulled over into a deep parting, you look verryyyy pretty.

    Also, I think it's cool that Huck has painted nails - my little brother went through a stage of insisting he wear my princess fairy fancy-dress outfits to nursery, no harm came of it!

    Flora x
    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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  42. Did you have to get the dress altered? I have been searching for some lovely dresses like that, but they're all about a foot too long! Apparently the majority of the population is over 5'1. Bother.

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  43. you're such a foxy lady! i know your little sister alex, she went to BYUI a little after i started there and i just now made that connection. so similar and beautiful!

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  44. Oh wow that last picture of you and Huck!! You need to frame that! So good.

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  45. The rare leopard shoe derp comment gave me a good chuckle while I procrastinate on cleaning off my bed after a fun weekend. Thanks, boo.

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