Ben and I both finish our summer classes this week and have next week free to prep the fall. Then Ben has in-service the following week and starts classes the week after that. And then the week after THAT I have to work like 3.5 days (not in a row-- day off in the middle of the week THANK GOODNESS) and then it's September and BAM! The boys and I start school.
On Saturday, we took a quick trip to a state park to hike and bicker and stopped at a neat-o roadside vetren's memorial.
We had such a good time Saturday that we went to the Milwaukee Zoo on Monday. I love zoos. I love staring at animals and saying rally stupid shit about them. At our cute little zoo in town, I looked lovingly at the giraffes one day and then turned to Ben and said in all seriousness, "Wow. Giraffes are so tall." And I MEANT IT. (And they are). Monday's deep thoughts concerned zebras-- have you ever looked at their manes and notices how perfectly their mane hair matches up with their stripes? SHUT UP. I like looking at animals. WAIT UNTIL I SEE A PANDA.
Lunch. The kids LOVE these ridiculous Sponge Bob popsicles and look forward to them every summer when we make our one and only trip to the zoo.
This morning, I had the kids decorate lunch bags so I could pack them a picnic and not have to clean up lunch. Again, Dorothy took the task seriously.
Of course, we have not let day trips and picnics keep us from the pool. I will miss he pool during our 7 months of winter.
And I have saved the best and biggest news for last. JACK LOST HIS FIRST TOOTH. I know that he is 6 and all, but he seems like way too much of a baby for missing teeth! It's been loose for days, but still I was shocked. Not Jack, he was so, so proud and excited. The tooth fairy is doing her thing while we speak.