We Survived

Look at this crew... they are ready to GO!
Well we did survive, a 4 year old and 9 month old in a car for 2 1/2 hours to get to the Cleveland Zoo.  It was the longest car ride either has done and it didn't go too bad.  I wont be jumping in the car every weekend to make the trip but at least now we know it's been done.  Once we survived the car ride we had to survive the heat of the day.  It was absolutely beautiful but about 80 plus without even standing in the sun.  We met up with cousins that also had to make the same distance drive with a 14 year old, 4 year old and 5 month old- I think we would all take the heat over getting back in the car for the repeat ride home.  The 4 year olds hadn't seen each other since they we 6 months old, no difference though they were buddies from the start.  We all caught up and enjoyed each others company in between sharks, moneys, polar bears, elephants, seals, giraffes, and countless other animals.
The giraffe bent down but I still thought this was great picture of their area

We had to get a picture by the elephant for daddy!  And there's Cy with his map that he wouldn't let go of the whole day.  The 4 year olds were our tour guides leading us to each animal on the map.

Round Two was this morning- Memorial Day Parade!
The  older boys have been going since they were babies, we've gotten a picture every year in that wagon. (Project for another day find a picture from each year)

They were so grown up sitting on the curb and watching the parade go by.

Sage we had to let loose in the backyard when we got back- he was quite the adventurer but behaved himself and didn't eat too much grass.

Singing crawling through the yard.

Had to get the swim suits out today!

So we all survived our weekend crazy as it was.  We ran from morning to night two days in a row.  But what the boys will remember are all the fun they had with their cousins and at the zoo and parade.  We don't always take those trips and have never really been away on a vacation but someone told me this weekend its not where you go but the journey you take.  You pick how you take each journey are you going to make it worth it?   Love Life, Love Your Kids and let things fall into place.

and always LICK the spoon........ my new favorite whip cream recipe: 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup sugar, tsp almond- beat on high till stiff peaks.  Mmmmmm.....


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