Among all of our fun, we traveled up north to my parent's last weekend. It was such a fun weekend! My sister and her family came too, along with new Baby Jack, who is still in the new baby, no sleep at normal times stage. (It was a good reminder to be thankful that we have no more newborns in the Michael house!) But I did get to spend some quality time with baby Jack Sunday morning, while his exhausted parent's slept for a couple of hours. We took a look walk and cuddled for a while. He wasn't so happy to be away from his momma, but Aunt Danielle was an okay substitute, I think.
To back track a bit, we went to the Wildlife Safari on Saturday. This is a place that was apparently right down the road from us, all the while we were growing up and we never went. We all got $5 tickets from Groupon and it was SOO worth it. We brought about seven pounds of carrots and fed tons of animals from our car windows! Fun..and a lil' scary sometimes. You haven't lived until a large Buffalo, a Texas long horn, or a giraffe sticks his head in your window.
The admission also included free pony rides and camel rides for the kids. I know, totally worth $5, right?
On Sunday afternoon we packed up the kids and went to the beach for a couple of hours. The weather was PER-FECT. Mid 80's with a nice breeze. We dug in the sand and convinced the kids to get into the water. My children, especially, are leery of water they can't see to the bottom of. And Lake Erie, that day, was certainly murky from a recent storm. Not to mention,
And, although everyone was too tuckered out to stay up for fireworks, we did have fun at a cook out at my Aunt Brenda's, followed up with a little lightening bug hunting. All in all a perfect summer weekend!