Yesterday we met up with some friends at the zoo to see the new Trails of Africa exhibit. We haven’t been to the zoo in over 2 years so there have been lots of changes. The kids had a great time seeing the new exhibit and getting to see the animals active as we went in the morning before the heat drove them to just laying in shadey spots. They really liked watching the gorilla eat his watermelon and the tiger licking his bloody meatcicle. The amazingly colorful Lorikeet were a huge hit too!
This summer the boys have been actively stocking their supply of weapons they’ve made from sticks and duct tape and rope. They have built on to their tree house/fort and have played many games of Jail Break and hide-n-seek. Although it is 90+ degree weather they dress in long sleeves, jackets, hats and sometimes gloves to disguise themselves as part of their Spy gear.
They have had a fun-filled summer full of boyness. They are definitely not ready for school to start back, neither am I. We busted their summer splendor yesterday when we gave them their new school back packs. They were a bit bummed thinking about having to go back to school.
I must admit I’m not ready for the business school brings. All the forms to fill out, checking binders, keeping up with lunch accounts, all the various assignments and after school events. I really love having little ones running outside using their imagination and creativity to their fullness.
There’s just something about freckled face, sunburned, sweaty head, tanned, barefoot, curly-haired, sweet musky little boys that touch my heart!! Love them so much!!!
It has only take us five years of living here to go to Alabama Adveture. Aunt Jenn Jenn came up with Ashleigh, Dalton and Keegan for some more cousin time and so she could hold down the fort while I worked and Trey was in Japan.
Trey has gotten back into tennis and boy has he excelled! He joined a flex league last year and has played in a handful of competitions where he kept advancing. At the end of June the local team he plays with at Pehlam Tennis Club went down to Mobile, AL to play for in the State Championship. Our children stayed in MS with my parents and Trey and I had a marvelous time in Mobile together. It was so hot in the high 90’s the entire time with only shade I made using an umbrella which would have made the kids miserable so we were glad my parents kept them for us. It was so good to just have time to spend together and I was able to watch every moment of every match.
Trey and his doubles partner, Barry Rhea rocked the courts winning all four of their first matches!!!! They powered thru on Saturday night winning in a tie breaker that advanced their team into the finals on Sunday morning.
Unfortunately they just lost by 2 in the Sunday tie breaker loosing their match along with 3 other team mates. All the guys were a bit bummed about not winning State, but honestly they all played so well throughout the super hot four-day event. Barry and Trey’s record for the weekend was 4:1!!! On the happy side the team recently found out that the other local team that won over them in State Defaulted and so PTC Net Hawks are now invited to the Sectionals at the end of July!!! Trey just can’t believe it, he’s so excited!!!