The thermometer hit 82 degrees today. It felt like the perfect summer afternoon, too. The only thing missing was a trip to the pool. One more week, and that can happen too!
I was a little worried about how today would go, actually. Reid has not been sleeping well the last two nights. His sinuses have been very congested, and he wakes up very upset two or three times a night. Last night, Steve was up with him twice and I was up with him twice. I thought for sure today would be rough since so many of us were lacking sleep. But we rallied, and it was a fantastic day.
The moms group had a play date at the Randall Oaks Petting Zoo. We were a little late since we stopped to pick up lunch from Panera. But we had lots of fun playing with Jaydin, Carter, and Jasper. Steve was even able to come and have lunch with us before we went into the zoo.
One of the many fun things about Randall Oaks is getting to feed the animals. Jack is a little skittish about feeding the larger animals, but he was very happy to throw food at the ducks and fish. He and Jaydin had a great time running all over and laughing at the animals eating. It's so much fun to watch them play.
After our zoo play, we came home for a little rest time. Then we hit the backyard for a while. My mom found a Fisher Price baby swing for $10 last week, and we put that up on the playset yesterday with Pepere. Today, Reid got to try it out.
Yeah, he liked it. He was very content to swing for a good half an hour. He probably would have stayed longer, but it was dinner time.
Jack had fun in the backyard too. We brought out the bubbles, and he had fun using the giant bubble wand. He even kicked off his shoes and ran around in the grass. That's when I realized it was really a great summer day.
Bare feet in the grass is just an iconic summer experience. I can't wait to have more days like this.
We finished off our awesome day with dinner outside on the patio at Moretti's.