We had a busy and eventful holiday weekend. On Saturday we headed over to the McBrides for a b-bq. The boys enjoyed playing with a bean bag game, climbing up the steps, and eating some new foods. They were very well behaved and getting much better at not getting into everything or wandering away into other people's yards. I see the light at the end of the tunnel, I am confident that one day I will be able to sit back with a cool drink and WATCH them play.
Yesterday we took the boys to the zoo. They love the zoo and we have a yearly pass so we are getting our money's worth. This time we were lucky enough to see the polar bears swimming in the water from the underground tunnels. The zebras were pretty cooperative as well, they stood close to the viewing area.
While the boys were napping, Grant and Claire called to see if we wanted to spend the afternoon together. We all decided to go to the Spray Park at Metro Beach. It was the last weekend for water fun before it closes for the season. The boys had a great time running through the water with Grant and Claire. After the Spray Park we headed to Don Pablos for dinner. Kevin and I were a little nervous, after being at the zoo in the morning and then at the spray park for the afternoon we knew we were on borrowed time. The boys proved us wrong! They were excellent at dinner and ate well.
Today we layed low to catch up on all the fun stuff like cooking some dinners ahead of time, cleaning, yard work, and home improvement projects. The boys played well together while Kevin and I were busy doing "stuff". Kevin changed some of the locks and the boys "helped" him...it was precious. Aunt Sara visited and brought her dog, Lucey. Jake just adores dogs, Anders likes them from a distance. Jake enjoyed holding her leash and walking her all around the house for at least 20 minutes. He is so gentle and loving around the dogs that he knows. Jake was so sad and upset when I told him it was time to say goodbye to Lucey. He held on so tight to her leash and just didn't want to let go. I felt like the meanest mommy in the world prying his fingers from her leash. What a sweetheart!