1.22.2015

Thoughts for Thursday

Thoughts for Thursday is here again.  I'm back to share some random thoughts as usual.  Natalie and I love to hear yours too, so grab a button below and join in on the link-up party!!  The more random the better in our opinion :)

+ Brody and I took an impromptu trip to our local zoo yesterday with some friends.  We've been to this zoo one time before; but it's been almost a year, so I was anxious to see how Brody was going to like it this go round.  

+ The weather was outstanding so I was thrilled to be outside and in the sun for the morning.  I figured Brody would be pretty pleased with this plan too.  

+ He looks happy doesn't he??  We rode the train, fed the birds, ate some snacks and walked around to see all the animals. 

+ The problem was.... this was his reaction to most ALL of the animals (photo below).  He was scared $hitless.  If I got him up close to any of them (heaven forbid me try to have him feed the animals), he probably peed his pants and definitely screamed bloody murder.  It was kind of comical except for the fact that it meant I had to carry his 27+ pound booty around the entire zoo.

+ The kid didn't want to be in the stroller, but also didn't want to run around and play with all the animals like I had hoped.  Instead he wanted his mommy to hold and protect him!  That was only cute for a minute.  Needless to say, I think we'll wait awhile again before we venture back to the zoo.


+ On another note that involves NO child, Mama is heading to the big apple this weekend!!! I am so excited for my little trip.  It's just me.  No hubby and no baby and I have to admit, it feels pretty freeing.  I haven't traveled away from Brody without Matt yet.  That means I haven't had an all girls trip with no babies in over 18 months!! That's like a sin.  I live for my girls trips and have been missing a good bachelorette party like crazy.  I have a few of those coming up this year too that I'm super excited about.


+ Anyway, I'm headed up to visit my cousin that lives up there and just got engaged!  I get to see my other cousin that lives up there too and a couple of my fave college girlfriends!! It's going to be such a treat.

+ Do you know what traveling alone means for a Mom?  It means I actually can't wait for flying on a plane because I can pull out a book, magazine, or music whenever I feel like it.  It means I don't have a cranky toddler squirming and pulling at me for more milk or snacks or Mickey Mouse.  It means peace. and quiet.  #itsthelittlethings

+ I'm planning to finish up "Where'd you go, Bernadette?" which I'm about halfway through now and only mildly entertained by and then I'm bringing along "What Alice Forgot" after some great reviews from some of you!! Thank you!


+ I'm ready to be there and can't wait to walk the streets of New York.  You can follow along on my adventure as always on Insta @homeofmalones and please share with me your favorite eateries in the city because I can't wait to eat and shop my way through NYC.

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25 comments:

  1. My first time linking up! Glad I randomly found your blog b/c I love these random kind of link ups where you can blog about anything! Your son is adorable. Have a fabulous time in NYC. I went in Aug and had so much fun walking around and sightseeing!

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  2. I felt the same about Where'd you go Bernadette. It's kinda odd, and like you said, mildly entertaining. What Alice Forgot is one of my favorites by Lianne Moriarty. The writing is good and the story line makes you think.

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  3. Have so much fun this weekend and treasure those quiet moments on the plane :)

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  4. I am so jealous of your me time! I completely know how much those moments are cherished. Have a wonderful time in New York!!
    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. Brody is so cute at the zoo, I love the picture of you smiling, him freaking out feeding the giraffe! So sweet! Also, have fun in NYC lady! Can't wait to see pictures!

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  6. Bummer about Brody being afraid of the animals. That picture with the giraffe cracked me up a little bit. Yay for a mama weekend getaway to NYC!!! You're going to have a blast and I can't wait to read all about it. xoxo

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  7. Have the best time in NYC!! Super jealous!
    Ally - Life as I know it

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  8. Have so much fun on your trip!! An airplane ride where you get to RELAX?? What is that?? Haha!! HAVE FUN!

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  9. The zoo pictures are adorable and hilarious! Super jealous of your NYC trip! Can't wait to hear about it. :)

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  10. I'll have to check out what alice forgot! Looking for a good book after reading RHOBH Brandi Glanville's book -- I feel sooo much dumber after reading it.

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  11. Ooooh, have a blast in NYC! Your trip to the zoo - poor guy :(

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  12. I love, love, love NYC! We went for NYE last year and had a blast. Grimaldi's under the Brooklyn bridge was some really great pizza....and then we walked back across the bridge to Manhattan which I loved. I've read both books....liked both but LOVED What Alice Forgot!

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  13. Have the best time in NYC! And enjoy your free time! :)

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  14. Have so much fun in NYC!!! Brody looks so happy riding the train... at least he enjoyed something... right? And I don't blame him, that giraffe is huge haha!

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  15. Yesterday was a gorgeous day for the zoo! Poor Brody, maybe next year he'll love the animals!

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  16. YAY for NYC! Cannot wait to see pics! :) xx

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  17. All of my girlfriends have said solo plane rides are their favorite thing after having babies.....no interruptions, mimosas, magazines....the whole nine yards! Enjoy every second of your vacay!

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  18. I've said this before, but I'm absolutely obsessed with your sunnies!

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  19. Poor Brody with the animals :( definitely a good idea to wait a little while. Enjoy your ME time this weekend!!

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  20. I'm super jealous you're heading to NYC because I haven't been in 2 years but I might be even more jealous of all that kid free time you're having!! That time on the plane alone sounds soooo nice. Poor Brody :( Miller had zero interest in the zoo when we took him in the fall. I'm hoping maybe he will like it this summer.

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  21. Flying on an airplane alone is basically like going to Target alone - enjoy every second! Have so much fun while you are here!!!

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  22. Just catching up... Poor Brody! & Poor mommy too!! Hope you have fun in NYC this weekend though!!!

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