Saturday. Day three. End of our fun weekend away. [Insert tears from my boys.]
We went to bed Friday night listening to booming thunder and pouring rain and woke up Saturday to blue skies and bright sun. Hallelujah - no racing through Zoo Atlanta going from awning to awning!
After checking out of our hotel we drove to the zoo, loaded up the stroller with packed lunches and diaper bags, and hit the ground running.
The weather was beautiful. There was no humidity. There were no bugs. There were no lines or crowds. Perfect day for a perfect ending to a perfect weekend away.
While looking at the flamingos, Grady Lee informed me "that they are pink because they eat pink fish called imps [shrimps?]. I learned that from Cat and the Hat!" Oh my - I really do have a nerdy know-it-all on my hands.
Micah can take or leave farm animals and was mostly just interested in trying to climb on top of the feeding trough.
Grady Lee cannot get enough of farm animals and wanted to hug and kiss each one. Thankfully he obeyed my instruction to limit it to hugs only.
When we loaded the van for our drive home, Micah and Annalyse were asleep before we were on the highway and Grady Lee sat in a trance-like state because he was so tired. Thankfully we had a short four hour drive instead of a 10 or 12 hour drive like our previous two road trips.
After a full morning at church on Sunday, we came home for long afternoon naps to recuperate from all the walking and laughing and fun. And now, now, it's back to life as usual: handling laundry, cleaning bathrooms, getting groceries, managing school work, keeping kids entertained...