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July 24, 2008

We put a little weekend in our week!

Summer goes by way to quick! Shawn and I both work full time and our weekends are usually spent going to birthday parties, family get togethers, household chores etc. That doesn't leave us much time to do things as a family. We really hate going to the zoo and other places like that on the weekends because they are just so dag-on busy! So we came up with a fabulous idea. We decided to take a couple vacation days on Wednesdays. That's right, smack dab in the middle of the week.
On Wednesday, July 16th we took the day off work and headed to the zoo with the kids. Sadly this was our first trip to the zoo this summer. The children loved it and they both did so well. Grace enjoyed being the big sister and telling Bubby what all of the animals were. We took a picnic lunch and ate together under the shade. It was just an all around wonderful day. The kids were exhausted at the end. Gauge fell asleep before we were even out of the parking lot, and Gracie shortly there after. We had originally thought it would be nice to stop by the splash park in Powell that Shelly gave us directions to. But the kids were beat, so we'll save that adventure for another day.

Posing in front of the flamingos

Daddy and Gauge

A lady was sweet enough to take a picture of all of us together

Watch out for the ferocious Tiger

On Wednesday, July 24th we took the day went to Mohican with my hubby's entire family. We had a great day despite it being overcast and tad cool at times. Gracie had so much fun wading in the river catching crawdads with her cousins. Her and daddy took a tube ride down the river with her uncles and cousins. we also took walks, bike rides, played on the playground, and ate ice cream. It was a wonderful time.

Packed up and ready to go.

Tubing with daddy

"Mommy, I think I see Daddy and Sissy coming down the river."

Gracie riding her big girl tricycle

Off for a bike ride with daddy.

Playground Fun

If only we could take off every Wednesday :)


  1. What a great idea...and fun pics, too!

    I wouldn't touch the zoo with a ten foot pole this time of year in Texas, looking forward to a trip in October maybe!

  2. That's great! Jon is taking every Friday off this summer to do family day...its been such a blessing. Looks like you guys have had a lot of fun!!

  3. Looks like a blast! You still need to check out the splash park, though. We've been twice now and Ava went absolutely bonkers last time. She was totally soaked. She kept running into the water head first and then running out and yelling "towel!" and running to it on the stroller and wiping her face.

  4. That's great.It's fun to spare our time with family to visit some interesting places.

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