Nope, didn’t forget. Just having a little too much fun.
First of all, do you want to know how to get a free dinner? Here’s how:
Edited to Add: I may have confused a few of you who read the above story about our free meal. We didn’t intentionally enter the restaurant with the idea to trick our server into making a mess. That’s just what happened (and has probably happened to many of you too) and so I decided to re-tell it with a little sarcasm. Mostly because I figured it was relatable. We weren’t really trying to receive a free meal……that’s just what happened. Sorry if I confused any of you. And no, I don’t really think you should follow the above steps to receive a free meal. And yes, even though our meal was free, we tipped him. He did great other than the spill (and his language) and we totally understand that the spilled beverage was just an accident. :)
We were little stress buckets for a week and a half…….but hallelujah! My husband is done with school, done with tests (until he has to re-certify), and done with rotations. We’re not really sure what to do with ourselves. He feels a little guilty not having his face in a text book in the evenings and it feels strange to have him sit right next to me on the couch after the kiddos are in bed. Weird. But we’ll adjust. Ahhhhhhhh.
And to kick off our school-free celebration……….we have had some great friends come for a visit from Idaho. We couldn’t be more thrilled. Except we feel a little bad that they have been sleeping among a few unpacked boxes and completely naked walls. (Sorry friends!) When we have a free week when friends have a free week, we must take advantage of it. Unpacked boxes or not!
But we have been trying to squeeze in a little something each day. All 10 of us (4 adults, 6 kids). And so far, the zoo has been the most fun. We kind of adore those animals, the winding paths, and this beautiful weather.
And you know, giraffes never disappoint.
And are friendly little buggers.
I’m not sure we could have asked for more beautiful weather.
This little lady always liked to be in charge of the map. She looked at those trails, studies the colors, and told us right where we should go.
Until we found the animals she was looking for. Like this mountain lion.
And this little monkey? We didn’t really here much of a peep out of her. She looked and listened and studied everything…….while kicking back with her feet up. I’m pretty sure I’m going to trade her spots next time.
These little rascals ran from here to there and everywhere. Everything was so interesting. Definitely a great place to go with our good friends.
And this little guy was an angel, even though he was feeling a little icky. And holy smokes, those big blue eyes kill me every time.
It’s been so fun to get together after not seeing each other in so long. Our kiddos play like little cousins……and we love that!
But they’re not related……..so we can oogle over this all we want.
Today? We’re off to the aquarium. Hooray.
I’ll be back to normal next week. We’ll be flying solo again and my husband starts his first day of his real job. Pinch me, I still can’t believe our school days are over.
See you soon!