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It’s been a whirlwind of a few days in terms of travel, but for those of you who follow me on Instagram, you know that we just took a little family trip to Omaha, NE last week.  It’s kind of a funny story, but I basically won a contest from VisitOmaha.com where they turned a polar bear video that I took years ago at the Omaha Zoo into a local commercial!  I won a 2 night stay at a hotel in downtown Omaha, passes to the zoo and many museums, as well as $100 to Zin Room… and we thought that last week would be the perfect timing (weather wise and for Austin’s age) to take him on this mini road trip.  Obviously, the main place that we wanted to visit again was the Omaha Zoo!


The day started out a little bit chillier than we had hoped, so when we arrived early in the morning, our first stop was the aquarium (since it was indoors) to show Austin all of the wonderful sea creatures of the world.




As we finished that up, it started to get slightly warmer, so we ventured on to some more of the outdoor animal attractions.






After a few hours at the zoo, we had an obligatory hot dog lunch and the weather was really starting to get warm.  So we made sure to snap a family pictures so we’d have this moment/trip captured and we headed out.


Our next stop was Wendy’s for a Frosty Waffle Cone treat.  I am a HUGE fans of the original Frosty in a cup (especially dipping fries in them), but I am a strong believer that anything in a waffle cone, makes it that much more awesome.  And I have to say, we haven’t treated Austin to a lot of sweets in his lifetime, but since we were on vacation, we decided to let him have some Frosty too, and boy, was he excited!




See how sweet and happy this boy is?  He just melts my heart.  And seeing the look on his face after eating the Frosty Cone was just absolutely priceless.


And I just had to steal a bite too… look at how intently he is watching me eat the Frosty Cone though, haha!  He couldn’t get enough of it!




Needless to say, our little trip was made way sweeter with the Frosty Waffle Cone!  And we now have a new trick for instantly brightening up a moody toddler.  Now go get yourself one in either Vanilla or Chocolate, they are now being served at all Wendy’s locations around the nation!

*This post was sponsored by Wendy’s, but all opinions expressed are solely my own.

41 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Kat
    May 14, 2013 @ 10:19 pm

    Looks like you had an amazing time. I wish we had a Wendy’s near where we live, that ice ream looks delish :) x, Kat

    Love and Ace

  2. Chasing Davies
    May 14, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    OMG, Sandy! Austin!! He is sooo cute – I just love his face with that ice cream! We’re headed to Omaha this coming weekend to visit Greg’s family, and visiting the zoo! :)

  3. Denysia Yu
    May 15, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    Awwww… Austin looks so excited to eat the Frosty Cone! :D

  4. Helena
    May 15, 2013 @ 1:36 am

    Hello my dear!
    So beautiful photos!
    and the boy is so cute with his ice cream
    Thanks for the sweet post!

  5. Miranda
    May 15, 2013 @ 6:40 am

    Yum! I love his sweet smile!

  6. Alison @ Get Your Pretty On
    May 15, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Yum, waffle cones! Your little guy is adorable. Looks like you had an awesome day.

  7. Krysten
    May 15, 2013 @ 8:43 am

    Oh my gosh his face with that ice cream all over… so cute!

  8. Suburban Style Challenge
    May 15, 2013 @ 8:48 am

    Ooh I haven’t heard of this! Wendy’s has really been stepping it up, it seems. Your little one is so adorable!!

  9. lauren @ la petite fashionista
    May 15, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    you two are the absolute cutest. i’ve heard from my midwest friends that the omaha zoo is the best!

  10. Susan
    May 15, 2013 @ 9:07 am


    The picture of you holding the cone out front and Austin about to freak out. TOO cute for words. xo

  11. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles
    May 15, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    Thanks for sharing your fun & awesome pics Sandy….looks like the little one had a grand time!!!!


  12. Ginny Mossman
    May 15, 2013 @ 9:21 am

    I love in Omaha and LOVE the zoo here. So cool you won a weekend trip :)

  13. Jenn
    May 15, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    whattt I didn’t know they had waffle cones for the frosty! This is definitely a game changer. It looks like you guys had such a nice time :-)

  14. anngelik
    May 15, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Beautiful pictures! Your baby is adorable and I love going to the zoo and also I love Wendy’s haha


  15. Monica
    May 15, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Love your casual look!! Your little guy is so cute!! And he’s getting so big!!

  16. annie
    May 15, 2013 @ 10:11 am

    What a FUN little trip! The photos with the ice cream cone are too cute :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  17. Always Maylee
    May 15, 2013 @ 10:21 am

    He’s like, mom gimme my cone back! You look so pretty too, in your maxi skirt!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  18. Lauren
    May 15, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Looks like so much fun!! Love you photos! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  19. Ashley S
    May 15, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    OMG adorable! Those waffle cones look amazing! I didn’t even know that they offered those!

  20. Kathleen
    May 15, 2013 @ 12:04 pm

    Aww I love the zoo! What a great family day :)

  21. Jenn @comebackmomma
    May 15, 2013 @ 12:59 pm

    Looks like a great trip to the zoo and excellent after treat. Yum!

  22. Bre Dale
    May 15, 2013 @ 1:05 pm

    I just learned about this today! How delish! Can’t wait to try it and I enjoyed your lovely pics.

  23. Carly
    May 15, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    That butterfly picture is ADORABLE!


  24. Tiffany of Just Another Shopaholic
    May 15, 2013 @ 2:13 pm

    Your son is so cute!!

  25. Pamela
    May 15, 2013 @ 2:29 pm

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment!

    Your pictures are beautiful!


  26. Aracely
    May 15, 2013 @ 2:44 pm

    How awesome that they turned your video into a commercial, you got a ton of cool stuff! It looks like it was a fun day and great pics and super looking yummy cone! Your little boy is adorable!

    Mama Fashion Files

  27. Jenna Wood
    May 15, 2013 @ 3:10 pm

    A Frosty in a waffle cone, that is a summer must try! Looks like you had a blast at the zoo and aquarium.

  28. Dawn
    May 15, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    My daughter and I saw the Wendy’s waffle cones advertised on tv last night and both looked at each other like “yum!” We love us some waffle comes!

    You little one is adorable!!

  29. ilene
    May 15, 2013 @ 3:17 pm

    austin is soooo adorable! also i need to try this waffle cone – i’ve been seeing it every where and it looks so yummy!

  30. Brandy Myers
    May 15, 2013 @ 4:21 pm

    I love waffle cones and will seek out places that sell them over regular cones when we are looking for ice cream. Thank you for letting us know that our local Wendy’s should be bringing them in soon, I hope!

  31. Kristyn
    May 15, 2013 @ 5:03 pm

    mmm now i want to take my daughter out for some yummy ice-cream!Your family is to cute !

  32. Vodka Infused Lemonade
    May 15, 2013 @ 5:58 pm

    Great pictures of the zoo and the ice cream devouring. My son absolutely loves ice cream.



  33. Krista
    May 15, 2013 @ 7:24 pm

    Looks like a perfect day!

  34. melissa blake
    May 15, 2013 @ 7:31 pm

    oh, wow!! that waffle cone looks delicious!!! i’m craving them!

  35. Leigh
    May 15, 2013 @ 8:57 pm

    Kids and ice cream lol. Ice cream all over his face! And still so cute!

  36. mel
    May 15, 2013 @ 10:09 pm

    We love Wendys and their ice cream selections!

  37. Cinny
    May 16, 2013 @ 12:30 am

    LOL, you got some great pics of the jelly fish! Mine never turn out. Even better pics of you and your son!

  38. Steph - LoveintheD
    May 16, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    OMG he continues to be so adorable :) I am going to have to try one of these waffle cones soon!

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