Sunday, May 29, 2016

In Bloom

Every Spring, I hold my breath and wait for our peony bushes to bloom. They run basically the whole length of our sidewalk and they are so beautiful. Unfortunately, this year it seems they're literally all blooming at once which means that in a week or so, they'll all be gone. But for now, I'll enjoy every square inch of them.

We also have these terrible weeds that grow up, in between the peony bushes every year. They're sticky and pretty much the worst to try to remove. I wish I knew how to prevent them from ever coming back. 

"Ma, this picture would look cute and all, but I need to get up and run towards the swingset..."

 Yesterday morning I went to open up the windows to let some fresh air in before the heat took over and was greeted by this rose bush explosion. Love, love, love me some peach roses and I am SO happy that we have this giant bush to call our own and I'll be sad to leave it whenever we move.

Seriously, my most favorite flowers. Wish you could smell them! ;) Also: Peyton calls peonies, "panties" and it. Is. Hilarious.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

The Summer of the Zoo

For Peyton's birthday this year, my Mom was amazing and bought her/(us) a zoo membership! Not only does she love anything having to do with animals, but so do we! AND, best part? It makes for a relatively inexpensive and fun family outing for the summer weekends to come.

Last weekend, we decided to give it a go and, even though the forecast that day mostly called for rain, the few hours we were there were sunny, breezy and pure perfection!

I didn't know they had an Eagle nest at the zoo.... ;)

It took FOR-EV-ER to convince this wild woman that she would, in fact, NOT fall into the water if she jumped on these lilypads. But, once she finally realized she would be fine, she wanted to do it over and over again.

Goobers at lunch. The food, albeit a little pricey, was actually really good! And we managed to nab two souvenir cups for future trips, which is a definite plus and a necessity for the hotter days of summer to come.

Pretending to feed the little blue penguin her animal crackers.

Aaaaand he finally took a nap! #doublehighfiveemoji

We didn't get to spend the whole day there, but we did have a great time and I can see numerous trips back this summer in our future. Though, with the more pregnant I get and the hotter the temps are, I might need to be the one pushed around in a stroller. Thank you for the membership, GiGi!