The blog had a moment yesterday and wouldn't let me post, but let me assure you Issa is loving second grade and all that comes with--especially being able to read whatever she wants for her homework. Life is good.
Now, for a little flashback to the weekend. The weather was particularly gorgeous, cool and sunny, so Brad and I got the itch for a day trip. Enter the zoo.
We arrived shortly after it opened and managed to grab a prime parking spot in the first row. It was an omen of the perfect day to follow.
Our first stop is always the hippos:
After the kiddos finally tore me away from the giraffes, we ventured off to see the elephants. After watching them for a while, we explored the exhibit that shows how they track elephants in the wild:
We also climbed inside ostrich eggs:
After a quick lunch, we made an amazing discovery. Evan is very big...big enough to ride the carousel without Mom or Dad:
We left the zoo late afternoon tired but still very, very happy. I can't think of a better way to end summer.