there’s just something about friday evenings in the spring. there’s no better place to be than enjoying the perfect weather outside. this past friday night we grilled out for dinner and spent the evening playing in the sand box and jumping on the trampoline. after a full week, friday evening bring a sense of rest and accomplishment, and it’s time to enjoy the weekend!
saturday morning we all slept in a bit and then headed up I-77 to spend the day in charlotte! we stopped right inside north carolina to have lunch at chick-fil-a, and then travelled up a bit north of charlotte to surprise the kids with an afternoon at tiger world! since we have been studying animals, we thought this would be a perfect little excursion! the kids had an absolute blast! it is small and secluded, so the big kids really liked having some freedom to run around and see the different exhibits. reece loves all things animal, so he was so excited! sarah ann loved being able to feed the animals, especially the peacocks and ducks that were roaming freely around the park. carson really liked watching the bears in their swimming pool. we got to see tigers, lions, panthers, cougars, wolves, syrian bears, emus, owls, birds, reptiles and many more!
after our trip to tiger world, the boys took a short nap on the way to northlake mall. we spent some time there playing on the playground and doing a little shopping until our dinner reservations at p.f. chang’s. i loved getting to do a bit of shopping at h&m–brings me back to our chicago days! we also picked up taco bell for the kids to take with us. you gotta do what you gotta do to enjoy p.f. chang’s! dinner was delicious, and jeffrey and i even got to sit by each other and have an actual conversation while the kids ate their dinner and played with their toys! and the kids of course loved their fortune cookies!
carson fell asleep on the way home, and we were all ready for some much needed sleep when we got home after a wonderful family day together!
after church on sunday, mom and dad asked if they could have the kids while jeffrey and i went on a lunch date. um, yes, of course! the kids were so excited to go swimming again, and jeffrey and i were equally excited to enjoy lunch at outback together!
the rest of sunday seemed to fly by as we napped, played outside, cleaned our rooms and got ready for another week. but we’ve already made it through our final monday of the school year, and we are on the final countdown! and memorial day weekend will be here before we know it, and we have lots of fun in store! goodnight!