A Loooooooong Weekend and Then Some Fun

I mentioned in my last post that Abigail was sick. Well…it took three full days before she was even able to keep anything (even water) down. Luckily, she turned the corner and has recovered. It was pretty dicey there for a bit. We were on the verge of taking her in to see if she needed an IV to keep her from getting too dehydrated. In other news, we had a restful Memorial Day at home (that was the third day of Abigail’s illness), and Joseph finished his last three days of school. We had some rain, which is always nice, but it has since dried up, which is nice, too. Yesterday, Paul took the day off yesterday (which was Joseph’s first official day of summer vacation) and we went to the zoo. The weather was perfect! Today, we took park in a community clean-up day where we helped to clean up our street and did some clean-up at the park, too.

Paul put some flags up at the entrance of our subdivision for Memorial Day. I think it looked quite nice!
Even when it’s been raining, I still have to water my flowers under the tree. The tree has gotten big enough that it creates a nice canopy of shade…that allows pretty much zero rain to get through, haha.
We’ve had a few birds fly into the glass doors. Paul suggested getting some stickers or gel clings for the doors to break up the glass a bit.
I decided to go with these butterfly clings. I put most of them on the back door because this is the one that the most birds have run into.
This is where she spent most of the weekend.
She also spent a lot of the weekend here.
I was looking for a good quote for June and came across this snippet from Ralph Waldo Emerson. I love the many different ways one can interpret this.
I was so happy when she started wanting to play again. That’s how I knew she was finally getting better.
We were getting ready to go get Joseph from school (gotta love her choice of clothing). Later as we were sitting in the parent pick-up line, Abigail had her music hedgehog that plays quiet classical music/lullabies (which she was pretending was a dog) and her Hulk figurine. She was singing the ABCs at the top of her lungs. Then she said, “Hulk! That was too loud. You’ll hurt my dog’s ears! You need to sing quiet!” Then she sung the ABCs song quieter. Then (in a different voice) she said, “Now, for rock and roll!” before saying “rock and roll!” over and over again, at the top of her lungs. It was a rather interesting afternoon, ha.
We went from this…
…to this in less than thirty minutes.
I love this cheeseball!
Black bear! Abigail kept saying, “Hi, bear!”
They both love the Komodo dragon statue.
Madame Butterfly
It was awesome getting to see the Nile crocodile out of the water.
Yesterday was National Donut Day, so we celebrated by making two batches of cake donuts (I love my donut pan).
I made chocolate donuts and vanilla donuts with chocolate and vanilla icing.
We had friends over for the evening, so it was the perfect excuse to go all out.
Paul brought home some “just because” flowers. I had to look up what type these were. I knew they were a variety of a lily, but I wasn’t sure what type. Apparently they are called Peruvian lilies. They’ve always been one of my favorites.
All ready for community clean-up day!
Walking the trail at our park.
Abigail found a “walking stick”.
This tree is one of my favorites.
I love how it curves over the walkway. Bonus points if you can spot a tiny Abigail on the trail!
Paul noticed the sun shining on the geranium and making the red really stand out. I had to snap a quick picture!

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