The Final Countdown

We’ve survived another summer vacation! We’re in the middle of the last weekend before school starts on Monday. I can hardly believe it’s already here! We made the best of the last week of vacation and scooted over to the zoo for one last mid-week visit. Some kids are already back in school, so it wasn’t crowded at all, which was great. Thursday, we had Meet the Teacher where we picked up the kids’ school supplies and dropped them off in their classrooms. We got to meet Joseph’s teacher, but the teacher they had originally assigned to Abigail’s class received another assignment at the last minute, so Abigail will start her first day with a sub. Hopefully they’ll get her situation figured out soon so that she can get settled in with one teacher soon. We also squeezed in a spontaneous trip to Buc-ee’s, which the kids were pretty excited about.

She used the Target bag to carry down the train tracks for her zoo train to drive on. She was not bothered in the least by the fact that the wheels didn’t fit on the tracks because the tracks still made it so that the train had to follow along them.
This was a pretty cute sight to stumble upon.
He conquered the Komodo dragon!
My sweet butterfly.
I don’t often take pictures of just animals, but I couldn’t help it with this anteater. He (or she) was just so cute all curled up asleep. I mean, look at those paws…
The hippos were really active, which was fun for Abigail. She followed this one from one window to another.
They even got to see each other really close up.
It was a rare moment where nobody was on the lions (usually there are kids crawling all over them), so I had to snap a quick picture.
She was really tired when we got to the train, so she was more than happy to snuggle up with her big brother.
My new year-round door decoration. I wanted something that wasn’t going to block the peek-hole, but also wasn’t specific to any holiday or time of year. This wreath is perfect because it also matches the general decor of everything I have going on in the downstairs rooms.
I love it when Paul brings home “just because it’s Thursday” flowers. 🙂
She made herself a nest of couch pillows. 🙂
I snapped a picture, saw that they were both looking at the camera (a feat in and of itself), and we went inside. After we got home and I looked at the picture, I realized they look…less than enthused. 😂 I promise they were excited to be there. 😄

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