When I left off we were just getting ready to start our week with family. Late Friday night my Dad flew in and we spent all day Saturday with him, as well as my Mom, brother, sister in law and niece. We had a very fun and relaxing day hanging out at Carl's house, eating, playing and chatting. We also made plans to go to Tenn next year to celebrate my parent's 40th wedding anniversary.
Late Saturday night my Uncle Tom & 2 cousins, Melissa and Alexandra arrived. We spent Sunday at our house having a ton of family time. Adrian and my Mom made homemade pizza. Adrian also made delicious wings on the grill. We again ate, played and chatted. It was really fun to have everyone together!
Tuesday we finally headed to the zoo! We got there and Adrian, Zak, my mom, uncle & cousins headed to see the new Africa area of the zoo while I took AJ and Daniel on the rides at Jungle Jack's Landing. We aren't usually able to ride them because Zak isn't tall enough. So I took advantage of the extra hands! After that we all got back together and head into Zoombeezi Bay. We spent the rest of the day swimming and playing in the water. SO much fun!! When everyone was exhausted we headed back to my house for Thurman's for dinner.
All in all this was my favorite week of the summer!! We had so much fun with all of our visitors! We had a good balance of fun, family time and relaxing alone time. I was thankful to have help with keeping the boys occupied this week since we were hitting the "summer is long" wall. And they were happy to have a change of pace and be able to do some things we couldn't do when it was only the 4 of us. Adrian was able to take 3 days off from work this week as well (Mon, Tues & Weds) so it felt like a mini-vacation for him as well.