This past weekend was pretty much perfect.
We thought about taking a mini vacation to a waterpark for a couple days but the weather was hot and sunny so we decided to stay home and enjoy it. Matt had Monday off and took Friday off as well so we had 4 days of fun in the sun. I really can't remember a Memorial weekend that has been as nice as this one.
Thank you weather for cooperating! :)
We spent tons of time outside swinging, blowing bubbles, riding bikes, walking and lots and lots of time in the pool. Alexa has become quite the little fishy these days, she loves the water. She has even been swimming under the water with her goggles on when we're at the beach or the pool. Some mornings she wakes up and instead of getting dressed she will put on her swimsuit instead.
On Sunday we spent the day at this little beach by our house. It is perfect for kids and I don't think many people know about it because whenever we go there are hardly any people there, sometimes we are the only ones. Last year Braden was kind of young and we never usually stayed too long but this year we packed up lunch and toys and hung out for half the day, the kids loved it. The water was surprisingly not too cold, although Braden and I spent much of the day on the shore playing in the sand. :)
On Monday we headed to a Fawn-Doe-Rosa which is a cute little Wildlife Education Park near my parents house. They have all kinds of animals there that you can pet and feed. Braden walked around most of the time chasing the animals yelling, "Ann-mal, ome ear!!" (Animal come here)
Matt, my mom and the kids feeding the deer.
My sister Alaina and Alexa.
They also had pony rides.
Both kids loved it which was fun to see since the last couple times someone (ahem, Alexa) has wanted to ride the horsey somewhere we ended up wasting our money. :) This time was no problem. Alexa was smiling and giggling the whole time and Braden had to walk around to each of the horses after they were done to give them all hugs, so cute!
After we were done there we went back to my parents house and Alexa went boating and fishing with Grampa and Daddy. She had so much fun and was pretty pumped to use her Dora fishing pole. She was catching fish too, she loved it! I was surprised to hear my little girly girl was actually petting the fish before she threw them back.
I was also amazed at the other little things she was petting...leeches!!
I'm not even kidding, she wanted to hold them and play with them and was even naming each of them. This is the same girl who freaks out about a little ant. I'm thinking she didn't totally get what they were. Gross! However I am happy that she is much braver than her Mommy. :)
I hope everyone else had a great holiday weekend!
Anyone do anything exciting??