We are having such a great Thanksgiving vacation! We enjoyed the most delicious Thanksgiving dinner yesterday and got to spend the entire day with Derek’s family. It was so relaxing and perfect. We are all geared up for round two with my family today. It’s going to be a great day!
On Wednesday we went to the zoo with our friends Ryan and Maggie. It was such perfect weather, plus half-price day, plus we were with 4 of our favorite people. It was perfect.
Maggie and I. I don’t think we’ve taken a picture together in forever, so this one has to go on the blog.
One of the favorite exhibits is the bird feeding area. For a kid whose greatest Christmas wish is a huge parrot that talks, he loved this part.
Camryn waited so patiently for a bird to come to her.
And when they finally arrived, she loved it as long as they just sat calmly and ate.
We even managed a family photo. Despite how Logan looks, he really did have a great time and he wasn’t in trouble or anything. He just insists on making grumpy face in 95% of photos. Drives me crazy! I think we’ll look back someday and wonder why Logan, our laid-back, happy, funny kid was always in a foul mood.
Our friends. Love these guys. It’s so rare to have friends where the husbands get along and the wives get along and the kids get along. Add to that the fact that Ryan and Derek have been best friends since 7th grade, and you are looking at our lifelong best friends. We’re so thankful for them!
After the zoo, Ryan and Maggie headed home, but Derek and I decided to take the kids on a train ride and then play a little soccer on a big field right by the zoo. It was so much fun. Cami and I played soccer with the boys for a bit, and then we snuck off to a little fall photo spot that kept catching my eye. I love these pictures of Camryn so much. I tried to convince the boys to come over for photos, too, but playing with daddy was way more appealing. I can’t say I blame them.
We ended our day with dinner at In ‘N Out, which is brand new here. So glad that we no longer have to go to California to get a hold of the deliciousness of In ‘N Out!
I think it goes without saying, but it’s always good to say it anyway. I am so thankful for this family of mine.