Friday, August 10, 2012


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Oh Fridays, how I love thee...let me count the ways!

Let's start with Open Gym at Artistic Gymnastics in Raleigh. A forty five minute drive, five dollars and every bit worth it! Plus, we sweetened the trip with some good friends. Thanks Mandi and Kylie for icing up our Friday morning!
Since we happened to be in the neighborhood, we made a stop downtown to the Natural Science Museum. Kylie had never sat in the big dinasour footprint, so it was a must. We were also lucky enough to catch a "meet the animals" show and learned about some seaside creatures. Evan even pet a turtle...and a beetle...and a snake.
Unfortunately the butterfly conservatory was closed for repair, but never fear-enter the snake. It did not disappoint these two tots! I'm not quite sure how I feel about all this reptile petting, but somehow I feel this is but a small foreshadowing of my life with two boys.
Before heading home, we dined outside of the "Planet Cafe" under perfectly cool, grey clouds. It was a whirlwind of a fun packed morning for these three kiddos, and Mandi and I were pretty proud of ourselves for successfully survivng the trip. Reader, it is no small matter to have three small kiddos packed and carseat ready by 8:15am. I'm still patting myself on the back...

*Side note-Don't loose your parking ticket in downtown Raleigh, because it will cost you $16. Thankfully, mine was just "almost lost" and found with slight but minimal traffic backup. End note.*

After long naps and a squash making soiree, we hit up super doubles at Harris Teeter. I heart coupons.
Boy oh boy, squash never did look so good.

To wrap of the evening, we enjoyed a spaghetti dinner and some DVR'd Top Chef. Goodnight Friday, until we meet again... 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I can't find a 'contact me' button anwhere, so i'm sending a comment.....hope that's ok. I'm back in blog land....couldn't stay away for long. I linked to your blog today. I noticed you have an Etsy link. did i tell you i have a shop? It's been lots more work than i thought it would be.