Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend 2015

We had a lovely long Memorial Day weekend. BD took Friday off, and we went to the NC Zoo. The weather was perfect for a day trip to the zoo - sunny and low 70s with no humidity. There were a couple of school groups there doing end of the year field trips, but it didn't feel overly crowded.

(Excuse me, but who is this big kid and where did my little baby toddler go?!)

We saw all of the animals that we wanted to see except the polar bear and gorillas. The polar bear has a new, expanded habitat since our visit last year, but unfortunately she was no where to be seen. MC was really looking forward to seeing her, so we checked back twice, but she was never out. They are currently expanding the gorilla habitat as well as adding more gorillas to the troop, so it will be closed until the new exhibit is complete.

We also rode the carousel twice and had soft-serve ice cream - two of MC's favorite things from our trip last year.

Piper went to doggie daycare for the day, since we were gone from the house about 7 hours, and she is not used to spending that much time alone in her crate. She came home exhausted and happy, so we all had a fun day!

We were invited over to our neighbors' house for a cookout on Memorial Day. There are a whole group of us that have kids in the 5-and-under age range, so the kids had fun playing together while the adults chatted (and supervised). It's funny how although we all live right here together, we don't often see each other since everyone is so busy all the time. So it was nice to just slow down for a while and hang out with our neighbors.

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