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It's a Barnyard Bash! Finnley Haven Turns Two! https://rachelaz.com/ Country Chic, Modern Petting Zoo Birthday Party.

It’s A Barnyard Bash, Finnley Haven Turns Two!

October 22nd, 2014 was the day our lives were changed forever. It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since our miracle baby girl arrived almost three months early at 29 weeks. She is such a gift to us and words just can’t express all the feelings as her second birthday came and went.

Honestly, I never thought I’d enjoy being a momma this much. We still pinch ourselves when we think back on those grace-filled days when we held our little miracle amidst the cords and machines and alarms and doctors and nurses in the NICU. Our Abba has answered so many of our tear-filled prayers. He’s brought our 2lb little “Fair Warrior” so very far and her life is a constant reminder of His grace, power, and goodness!

As Finnley’s second birthday approached, we began brainstorming about a creative way to celebrate our little “Bunny” (her nickname since the NICU.)

Because Finnley loves animals –like seriously, seriously loves animals– we decided to throw her a different kind of party — the “Barnyard Bash” kind. (As former/recovering-city-slickers, we never thought we’d see the day, but here we are!)

We teamed up with a local petting zoo to bring all of Finnley’s favorite furry friends to our backyard — and boy, were those precious animals a hit! A huge shout out to Monkey See Monkey Do Exotic Petting Zoo for being Finnley’s favorite birthday gift yet!

One of the pros about inviting a petting zoo to your home is that you can have as many family/friends as you want — without having to worry about age restrictions or a maximum headcount. So, of course – we invited our gigantic family (all 57 of them) and a few friends too!

As we were reminiscing on the last two years, one thing in particular stood out to us. Perhaps one of the most surprising things about parenthood that we’ve realized along the way is just how loved and cherished we feel when others care for and love on our daughter.

It’s amazing really, how in loving her — you’ve loved us! All of your prayers, words of encouragement, and support is simply overwhelming and makes us feel so honored. To us, it paints such a beautiful picture of how our Abba must feel when we love one another — we’re His kids! Oh what a beautiful glimpse of His heart and an amazing feeling it is to be a part of His family! He’s such a sweet Papa!

A HUGE thank you to everyone who joined us in celebrating our little miracle on her second birthday! Our hearts are forever grateful for our little girl and the love that you’ve shown her! 

xoxo,

– RACHEL

It's a Barnyard Bash! Finnley Haven Turns Two! https://rachelaz.com/ Country Chic, Modern Petting Zoo Birthday Party.

It's a Barnyard Bash! Finnley Haven Turns Two! https://rachelaz.com/ Country Chic, Modern Petting Zoo Birthday Party.

It's a Barnyard Bash! Finnley Haven Turns Two! https://rachelaz.com/ Country Chic, Modern Petting Zoo Birthday Party.

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It's a Barnyard Bash! Finnley Haven Turns Two! https://rachelaz.com/ Country Chic, Modern Petting Zoo Birthday Party.

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Finnley Haven Turns One: Giveaway!

In honor of Finnley’s First Birthday, I’m teaming up with all of our favourite shops to bless one lucky mama with some awesome shop credits!

The winner will receive over $250 in lovely gifts and shop credits: 

– One $50 Milk Snob Shop Credit
– One $30 Ryan And Rose Shop Credit
– One $30 Poppy Lane Co Shop Credit
– One $25 The Crafted Co Shop Credit
– One $30 Bender Bee Company Shop Credit to be used towards a custom vintage teepee
– One Audrey’s Bear Custom, Double Sided Blanket, valued at $40
– One Cavie And Company 8.5 x 11 Custom Wooden Art Piece, valued at $50

To enter visit the original post on my Instagram @rachelazcavanaugh

Winner will be selected at random on November 13 and will be announced on original Instagram post.

Good Luck Mamacitas!

xoxo,

     – RACHEL

PS: Through the month of November, get 10% off a beautiful Teepee from Bender Bee Company and 10% off a cozy, custom name blanket from Audrey’s Bear with promo code “FINNLEYHAVENTURNSONE”.

My (Not-So-Secret) Jewelry Secret

Let’s be honest ladies, sometimes changing up the jewelry is hard. And with a little one, accessorizing is the last thing on my mind these days.

But thank God for Rocksbox. It’s the perfect solution for girls like me who were blessed with expensive taste and a mamacita’s budget.

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Happy jewelry shopping! :)

xoxo,

– RACHEL