We went to the zoo. ALL of us (Clay even took a day off work - not just his for-reals, paid job, but off working on the house. That right there is DEVOTION).
It was hot and sort of sticky, and by the middle of the day we were all pretty tired. So of course, this makes sense:
Goober of a great big teenager.
Sophia took this picture of an ostrich.
It was her favorite part of the whole trip.
There was much horseplay and nonsense. I call this one,
"Look, Mom, I can touch!"
"Look, Mom, I can almost touch!"
Eventually all the heat made it necessary to stop for ice cream.
And snow cones the size of a child's head. Think I'm kidding? Peep this:
I swear this kid here was given an ice cream cone something like twelve seconds before this picture was taken. Also, that thing next to his face is the handle of the wagon because he was STILL lolling in it.
Max opted for a root beer float.
Did I mention he's 13?
All in all, we had a lovely day. There's a new, fancy elephant exhibit at our zoo, and it was great. But even better was spending the day with Clay and these goobers here:
So cool the ostrich tried to get in the picture too.