Monday, June 1, 2015

Summertime Fun

It has technically only been 2 days so far we have already had a blast our first few days of summer break. My goal this summer is to do as much as we can and be at home as little as possible. We have already created a bucket list of things we want to do this summer and so far we have already marked off a few things.

The first thing we marked off of our list was a visit to the zoo. Thankfully we have passes so we can visit anytime we want and our favorite thing to do it get there really early right when it opens to beat the crowds and enjoy the animals

We chatted with the prairie dogs 

Made friends with the goats. She kept saying "Mommy he loves me!"

Tentatively playing in the geysers and ran screaming every time the big one blew. I had forgotten to throw a bathing suit in our bag, but I did however have our trusty backup tye dye dress so we threw that on after she was done running and screaming.

Before we left I thought it would make our special day even more special if she got to pick something from the gift shop. We have never done this before so she was really excited. There was so much to choose from, but we finally narrowed it down to a soft white polar bear.She loves him just a little.

Another one or our favorite things to do during the summer is walk around the pet store and visit all of the little animals. Bonus if there is an adoption that day. Today we fell in love with the ferrets and wanted to show them our new polar bear, but the were too busy fighting to really appreciate his fluffiness. 

The next day we decided to hit up the Children's Museum where we also have passes to play whenever we are bored. I had packed our swim stuff since there is a splash pad included with our pass but someone wasn't too excited about that idea so we did not splash that day. Sadly they are also redoing the playground so we will have to wait until next time to climb and slide.

We always start off visiting the chicken coops and even spoke with the man taking care of the chickens. We were asking if their chickens lay eggs and what do they do with them since there are so many of them and not a lot of chicks running around. I wondered if they hatched them and if so what did they do with the chicks. He said they collected the eggs and took them home and he wanted to give us some fresh eggs, but they had already been taken out. I think it is so neat that the staff gets to take the fresh eggs home to eat. I swear everyone who works there is so unbelievably nice! The man said they taste like butter they are so delicious. I would still love to have my own  chickens someday, but Brent has used one of his marriage vetos and says no chickens so it is a no go for now. Also I don't know how chicken would fair with our dogs so no chickens for now.

We typically start off at the airplane where  Mckinley loads and unloads packages for 30 minutes and then we move on to the river for some fishing. We arrived so early today no one had even played here yet so it was still nice and dry.

After fishing it was time to do a little grocery shopping and as usual it was Mckinley's job to scan everything while she barked orders at me to put everything away. She is a tough boss.

Testing out future careers? We had actually had a conversation about this on the way to the museum and my girl stated that she wanted to do the jobs with the colors like the museum. I am still not sure what job this is but something with colors at a museum so that sounds pretty cool. 

After we got home we had to finish getting ready to go out of town later that day so Mckinley relaxed in her tent and ate a chocolate peanut butter sandwich (Justin's hazelnut spread) and strawberries while I finished rounding everything up. 

So far our summer break has been super fun and I am sure I will have even more fun things to report after we start summer camp and find more adventures to share. I see a lot of watermelon and popsicle eating in our future and maybe a park and river walk adventure!

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