Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Back to school!

Yesterday was the start of a brand new school year! Logan is now in 3rd grade and Carson is in 1st! Wow...both of them gone all day long...what will I do? I have visions of playdates for London, morning trips to the zoo, story time at the library, fun at the gym, lunch dates with a very handsome man and gasp...having time to make it to Target and the grocery store!! What a luxury those extra 3 hours are! I'm really looking forward to some 1 on 1 with my little guy. Day one was a huge success and both boys are thrilled with their teachers! It definitely makes their time away much sweeter when you know they are in such great hands! ;)

Monday, July 18, 2011

Enjoying our last summer break weekend at Colossal Cave!

The boys' have been asking to go back to Colossal Cave ever since we took them there for a spooky candlelight tour a few Halloweens back. Since I had 2 free passes (curtesy of the 5K I did a while back) and it's literally 5 minutes from our house I had no excuse not to go! Plus, exploring a really cool cave that has a constant temperature of 70 degrees on a 100+ day always sounds like a good idea! ;)

Before we did the cave tour the boys' wanted to go on a little hike...I still can't get over just how beautiful the saguaros are! Plus since it's monsoon season everything was greener and blooming. I feel so fortunate that we can enjoy the desert beauty right in our own backyard!

This really is such a cool cave with a pretty wild history!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Our zoo rocks!

With our summer break winding down we decided to make one last visit to the zoo. It's a great way to spend a few hours in the morning and every time we visit we see the animals do something new! Finding activities that entertain all 3 boys is not always that easy...but the zoo always fits the bill!

Feeding the giraffes is always a hit!

Peacocks roam the zoo grounds!

We usually wear our suits so whenever we get too hot we head over to Kenya "Get Wet"

We even have a very artistic elephant!

A few more of our favorite animals at the zoo...