Squeezed the life outta that weekend. Part 1.

Ours was an on-the-go weekend.

Friday

we got up close and personal with a few giraffes at the Binder Park Zoo.

And their sweet babies, who were a little too short to get the attention (and lettuce treats) of excited zoo-goers.

Sophie traveled in style-in her new Ergo!

Kangaroos, a kookaburra, zebras, ostriches, wolves, emus, wallabies, Mongolian wild horses, vultures, a cheetah, and a bald eagle were the other highlights. What a great morning!

After lunch at Chili’s (one of our favorite spots), we decided to go all out. We decided to continue on to Lake Michigan, which incidently was the purpose of our whole trip, not the zoo. The zoo ended up being a side trip. A wonderful, little somethin extra.

So we also enjoyed the beach! See, here is one of my favorite places. The fresh water was the warmest I have ever felt it.

Sophie had a blast in the sand.

And boy, did it  feel heavenly on my toes!

The water felt heavenly on Sophie’s toes too.

Here’s Sophie’s shout out to our favorite radio station 😛

If Friday were a lemon, we juiced it, iced it, sugared it, shook the hell out of it, slammed it down, and held up our empty glasses with eager anticipation of more.

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The sun is shining and I feel like singing!

I’ll spare you my singing, but if I listen carefully I can just barely hear..the hills fill my heart with the sound of music, my heart wants to sing every song it hears…

Oh the sun does wonderful things for my mood. I’m sure you agree. Unless you’re one of those Frozen Snow Popsicle People who thrive in the overcast, bitterly windy, icy winter weather. To those FSPP I say: You’re Ccccaaahh–raazzy!

Sophie’s new lightwight stroller came the other day so this morning we took it for a spin. She liked it! We bundled up and walked for about half hour around the apartment complex. We even found an enormous snowman that someone had built! Really, the builder of this snowman should win an award or something. If there’s a contest for giant snowman building, I’m pretty sure they would win.

I’ve started my new book club pick-Handle With Care by Jodi Picoult. So far, it’s got me hooked. Typical Jodi.

Tonight I’ve got a meeting at church and then book club at 8. Busy night, but I’m looking forward to it. I’m especially looking forward the PB&J that Kev is bringing to church for me for my dinn-dinn. I’m also especially looking forward to sitting around the fireplace at Bigby, coffee in hand, chatting books with my book club ladies who have become my friends. All the more reason to sing!