Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Keeping Up With...Family (Summer Week 3)

Another great week of summer vacation!!  And this one was extra great because Adrian had off Thursday and Friday for the holiday so we got a lot of family time!

We started the week with out normal stuff, bowling camp on Monday and art classes on Tuesday.  We also went swimming on Monday afternoon at the pool near our house.  We were supposed to meet a friend, but she had to cancel.  Wednesday we had AJ's 7 year well check and then headed back to the pool.  AJ's check up went really well, he is now 4 feet and a 1/2 inch tall and XX lbs.  The doctor was happy with his progress over the past year.

New goggles for the dudes - they will now put their faces in the water, getting closer to going under

Pool fun!
Thursday we headed out to the zoo to see the new Heart of Africa exhibit along with 1/2 the state of Ohio.  We have been very excited to see the new part of the zoo and it didn't disappoint!  It is a gorgeous open area with the animals roaming together.  I don't think I can put it into words, just go see it!  We spent the rest of the day at the zoo doing what we do best...riding the rides.  I was surprised we were there until closing time, 8:00pm.  The crowds started to thin around 4:30, I think everyone else headed out for fireworks.

Checking out the giraffes
Train selfie
Frog Hopper
My guys in Africa
Friday was a pretty low key day for us.  We tried to get a few things done around the house, recover from the zoo and Adrian took AJ and Daniel to practice their bowling skills.  The camp they are in isn't really teaching them how to bowl, but since they are both very interested in it, Adrian is helping them.  We also made homemade pizza for dinner which was delicious, as always!

Saturday started with AJ & Zak going to swimming lessons, then we spent the afternoon and evening with friends.  We went to their house to catch up, eat and let the kids swim and play.  We all had a blast and can't wait to get together with them again!  The night ended with a show by the kids, including costumes.  Way too cute!
Part of AJ's costume
Saturday night on our way home, we realized that we could swing by one of the neighboring towns to catch their fireworks.  We didn't plan on seeing any this year since Zak still needs to go to bed pretty early, but that night he had already fallen asleep in the car and the older boys really wanted to see them.  We found a place to park, but we didn't end up being able to see them from where we were.  Adrian took AJ & Daniel up closer so they could watch the show & I stayed in the car with Zak.  The boys loved them & can't wait to see more later this summer in Disney!

Sunday everyone slept in until almost 9:00!!  Yay!!  Then we spent the rest of the day doing all the work around the house that we blew off over the rest of the 4 day weekend.  We are doing pretty good keeping up with playing half of the weekend and working the other half.  We may have to alter that plan for a few of the upcoming weekends, but it's still looking like a great summer ahead!!

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