We had a great weekend. On Friday morning, we met my friend Anna and her girls at the zoo. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… our zoo membership has paid for itself about three times already. I’m so thankful we have such a wonderful zoo in Columbia.
We got to the zoo at 10:00 a.m. and it wasn’t too hot yet, but it got hot quickly. The boys were excited to be there and we made the rounds looking at all of our favorite animals before stopping to have some pizza there.
We saw this little sign next to one of the cages and Anna and I just laughed. She told me to make sure and get a picture of it. Can y’all even imagine? Older siblings helping the father care for the newborn. While the mother does what? Sleeps, probably!
We had a great time at the zoo. Hayes is always just kind of along for the ride- smiling at everyone and having a good time. Hudson, on the other hand, was not happy about leaving the zoo and if we hadn’t had the stroller he probably would have just stayed there watching the bears play.
On Friday night we watched the Gamecocks play Arkansas in the College World Series. It was a nail biter, for sure, and we were up really late. College World Series week always comes with really late bed times. But the Gamecocks won and we’re so excited to be playing in the finals!
On Saturday morning we went to Hudson’s classmate’s birthday party at the park. Todd and I saw a lot of our friends and their kids, which is always fun in the summer time when we’re not seeing folks as often.
He is such a cute little boy and always has on a red cowboy hat. So, he naturally had a cowboy party.
Hudson was very excited about seeing his friends and more excited about the cookie and cupcakes.
We had a fun, low key day around the house. The boys took naps and I did a lot of reading and a lot of laundry. My allergies have been getting the best of me again, so I liked having some time to unwind at home. And no baseball!
Before Todd and I went out that night, I tried to get some pictures of Hayes and me, but he never would look at the screen and smile. He’s always checking out the ceiling fans!
That night Todd and I had a little date night. We just went to Moe’s and then to a movie. We joked that on the night when we don’t have any kids with us we still choose to go to a kid-friendly restaurant. But it was fun!
After Moe’s, we went to see Rock of Ages. I had seen the stage performance a while back, so I knew a good bit about the show, but I was still excited. I really liked it! It wasn’t my favorite movie of all time, but it was so much fun! I wanted to get up and start singing along.
We thought Tom Cruise did a great job. We just kept laughing at him. And Catherine Zeta Jones was fantastic! Loved her in “Hit Me With Your Best Shot.” So great!
And I loved all the cameos from the former rockers during “We Built This City/ We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Have y’all seen it? Did you see Debbie Gibson? And the cameo from Constantine was neat, too. I’d definitely rent this one and see it again so I can sing along at home!
Have y’all seen Rock of Ages? Did you enjoy it?
Are you watching the College World Series? Go Gamecocks!