So, because the zoo obviously didn't meet our animal quota for the week, the kids found a turtle in Nana and Gramp's yard.
Aunt Kelly helps Tommy take a turn:
And down to the creek we marched to set it free:
Walking sticks were a necessity, of course:
As were flowers picked for Mommy:
Box, the turtle, made it safely back home:
And it was time to throw rocks and skip stones in the creek:
And snap pictures of my chunky monkey:
And smooch him to death:
You just have to say "Yay" now and he starts clapping. Cutest thing ever!
Cousin Tommy was enjoying my boys
bad big influence on him:
And Xander imitated the rocket from earlier in our trip:
By the walk back to the house, I had a beautiful bouquet gathered for me: