With the Independence Day holiday this last Thursday, I took advantage and made it into an extra-specially long weekend by taking Friday off from work. It was the best!
On the 4th, Nathan was blessed with lots of homework so Dom and I left him at home with Pogi’s help while we went to the zoo. I took my camera and left it in the diaper bag until the very end. This is how this picture (below) went down:
Oh how patriotic, the bald eagles! Let’s get a picture with them behind us.
Dustin takes the camera while Maren and I line up with the boys in the stroller.
Oh, the bald eagle flew away.
Can you see the other eagle hiding in the shadow?
Looking at the picture later: look how HAPPY our two boys are! Happy 4th to you.
Dom’s favorite was probably the polar bear that was pacing around his den and then outside, making circles in the dirt.
On the way home, he had to check on me in the car: “How’s the view from up there, mom? I got my sock. Yep. Light turned green. Green means go.”
Back at home, Pogi sat with Dom for a little bonding. They had truly missed each other. Truly. Madly. Deeply.
We barbecued at my parents that evening and enjoyed some relaxing time in the hot tub. Technically, it was more of a warm tub since it was nearing 100 degrees. Dom appreciated splashing around and standing up on his own.
On Friday, after Dom’s swimming class, our family (minus Pogi) went to Tracy Aviary with Laina, Hobbes and Alice. THIS TIME WE GOT A PICTURE WITH TWO BALD EAGLES. SO PATRIOTIC.
A peacock showed off for us. Not bad, bird; not bad.
And a few other gems from the outing:
To finish the weekend strong, Dom and Dad had a staring contest. Nathan won because SOMEBODY doesn’t have a very long attention span.
And here are a few bonus pictures for you: Pogi apparently loves Dom’s jumper and Dom apparently loves his baths and his dinners!