Monday, April 1, 2013

Spring Break Begins

So...  Our nephew, Brandon, has chosen to spend his spring break with us this week.  Awesome!
We love when he comes to stay - he gets to pick the meals (all yummy, of course!), what restaurants we stop by, what we do for fun, and when we take naps...  Yep - thatta boy!

Monday is the one day I get to spend with him, so as we lounged around this morning, he asked, "Can we go to that free zoo today?"

A kid after my own heart.  Of course!

So, off to Como Zoo we went - on a 30 degree day.  Brrrr!  Luckily, most of the animals were inside, so we had lots of opportunities to warm up!  But the Polar Bear.  Now he was having a great day!  I've never seen him so active and fun - we loved it!

And the giraffes, orangutans, and zebras said "hi!"

Even the bison...  Old friends from South Dakota!

We even stopped in the Conservatory for a peak at the spring flowers - and a glorious whiff of lilies!  The smell alone was intoxicating!
I think our visit to the Conservatory just made me crave spring more....  The smell alone was pure loveliness!

Our last stop was lunch at Teresa's...  A little Mexican food to top off our day!

Gotta say...  We're pretty lucky.  We have a pretty darn cool nephew.  We adore the fact he still blesses us with his presence over spring break!

Things I am thankful for today:

1.  Waking up to sunshine streaming through the blinds.
2.  Being asked to go to the zoo...  I love the zoo!
3.  Polar bears.
4.  Orangutans.
5.  The warmth of the Conservatory.
6.  The smell of fresh flowers!
7.  Playing in the gift shop.

8.  Talking about adventures and trips - and dreaming about future ones!
9.  Going to bed early.
10.  Contentment.

QotD:  Who are you fooling?
Ha ha ha.  Apparently, no one!

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