Monday, April 11, 2011

Spring is FINALLY Here

We enjoyed amazing weather yesterday. It was more like summer than spring, with temps reaching near 80. It was amazing, glorious, and so freeing to enjoy being outside without worrying about coats, hats, and other tools for staying warm.

In honor of the warmth, and to keep us all busy while Erik was being an amazing rockstar at The Midwest UX Conference (which he co-founded, organized, and presented at!) all weekend, the kids and I set out for the Columbus Zoo. We arrived close to opening, and the crowds weren't too bad. Can't say the same about when we finally left around 2pm. It was packed!

Here is Cooper planning our attack.

Both kids loved seeing the Komodo Dragon. For those of you who don't know, this is huge progress for Cooper, who up until yesterday would walk past the Komodo Dragon exhibit with his hands over his eyes. The giant lizard was amazing, walking around and "smelling" the glass right in front of the kids.

We left the zoo exhausted and just a little bit sunburned. Time to get back in the sunscreen habit!

Most of the rest of the day was spent outside too, doing some Spring cleaning yard work and playing soccer and tag.

Here are Ellery and Cooper, sun-kissed and tired after a full day of fun in the sun.

And here is where I ended my day, soaking up as much warm air as possible, enjoying my first Bell's Oberon of the year and strategizing on big things to come.


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