Memorial Weekend: Monday Edition

We started off Memorial Day with a fun and exciting trip to the zoo. We had been once before when we went to Zoo Lights the night after Christmas, but had never gone during the day. During the drive Sarah kept saying “I’m gonna feed the andimals.” We were so excited to finally have a day full of Sarah being outside and having unlimited access to goats, chickens, birds, pigs and even peacocks with baby chicks running about. Do all zoo’s have a petting area? Probably do, this was just my second zoo visit in 29 years so I was surprised.


This is Sarah’s “Woooow” face. She made it A LOT!

She wanted to watch everyone else feed the animals

One proud girl with one proud dad

Sarah chased this goat all over the place. It was adorable.

Giraffes are crazy cool. Seeing them in person made me feel like I was in Jurassic Park for some reason.

Getting so big and brave

The weather was absolutely perfect!

We had a bit of fun at the kangaroo stop…

yep, this happened

then this

and then THIS

neither of them look too happy with the situation

On the train with our sweet 6 month old

Sarah sitting with Aunt Kelley

I love this last photo!

I’m sure the pictures help show just what a fabulous time we had. My sister and her hubby Jeff came. As well as my mom and sis-in-law Kelley. Sarah was pretty much in Auntee heaven. Kelley is a huge animal lover so she knew all sorts of cool information. She also helped give Sarah the needed patience and encouragement to feed several different animals. The train ride was really awesome. It was only $3 per person and given that Sarah LOVES trains, and us adults appreciated the shade and wind, it was a fantastic deal! Elanor was a great baby the entire time. She is big enough now that we were able to just put her in the stroller and swap out kids when Sarah wanted a break from walking.

After we left the zoo we headed to my parents house. Dad fired up the grill and made his famous bbq chicken while mom whipped up a bunch of tasty sides. It was a delicious feast. Sarah played in the backyard and Stephen Elanor and I got to take a catnap. I actually think that is the first time the 3 of us have napped together… it was great!

There ya have it, a breakdown of our Memorial Weekend. It was a much needed time of relaxation. Tomorrow is Friday and I know this weekend, although pretty busy, can’t get here fast enough! We need a vacation. Or a vacation from vacation. Ya, you guys know what I’m talking about.

4 Thoughts on “Memorial Weekend: Monday Edition

  1. Matt on May 31, 2013 at 10:02 pm said:

    What an AWESOME trip to the zoo… The ONLY thing that could make these pictures any more adorable? Graycie sprinkled into them WITH Sarah… One day, one day…

  2. Miriah on May 31, 2013 at 10:54 pm said:

    While you cannot tell that I was even present at the zoo, I got some killer pictures! I mean… they’re pretty awesome. Proud moment.

    You guys are such an adorable family. I can’t wait to have cute family photos too!

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