Warm weather has brought about some busy days for us. Busy, but great! It included a trip to the zoo, including the new lion exhibit along with a peek into an African village (which included a few goats and a bus - Dom's favorite); a visit to our favorite Museum of Play; two trips to the canal - one to dine with the in-laws and feed some geese, and the second to eat some summer-must creamery made ice cream; and finally, a fun photo session for mama (to shoot, of course).
We spent the evening with some food and water fun with friends who live close by. Husband grilled up some tasty goodness. The weather is ridiculously hot (mind you, I live close to Canada) - 80something degrees is waaaaay too hot for me, especially this time of year, so sprinkler time it is!
Here's a quick recap on our week to catch you up!
Quotes from my boy
"Oh no! This one doesn't have a m-m-mama!" in reference to an M-less M+M
"Sometimes the Muffets (Muppets) are on Mama's YouTube."
This super cute photo of my boys, if I do say so myself. =)
Ear Infection Escapades :: Modern Alternative Mama - a useful guide to have on hand
4 Simple Ways to Make Your Kids the Best of Friends :: Family Your Way - my parents definitely did number 4, and it worked!
How to Miss a Childhood :: Hands Free Mama
Ice Cream in a Food Processor How To :: The Kitchn - I love, love, LOVE ice cream (did I mention I love ice cream?), and as out budget doesn't allow for a ice cream maker at the moment, this shall be added to our summer to try list.
"There will be a child who will live because men left the security they enjoyed in their home to come to this. He will have the gift of freedom which I have enjoyed for so long myself, and if my life brings the safety of a child who will one day change the world, then I know that it was all worth it." USMC Sgt. William Stacey, 2/4, killed in action 01/31/12, in a letter to be read by his family in the event of his death.
slightly obsessed with this song right now, and Darren Criss' version from Glee, especially.
Looking Forward To
An awesome Wednesday day trip planned with friends - photos next capture (hopefully!)