Thursday, June 25, 2020

Fun at the zoo and Jorie's 2nd birthday!

It was so good to be back in Des Moines again (where my parents live and where I grew up), after not being there for almost five months! The girls and I went up a few days early and Kley drove down for the weekend. We got to celebrate Jorie (our niece) turning two! She really likes Monsters Inc. right now, so she had Mike and Boo on her cake. So fun!

We had a fun girls morning at the park on a beautiful day!

Friday afternoon we got to go to the zoo with my parents! We hadn't been able to do an outing like that (because of COVID-19) in a long time, so it was fun! All the indoor things and several outdoor places were blocked off to keep social distancing, and you had to buy advanced tickets for a specific time, so it was different than normal, but we still had a great time! It felt so good to be out and about doing something fun and normal!

It's hard to see in the picture, but the otter was swimming right in front of the glass!

Train ride! Being able to do special things with my girls (and parents) is my favorite!

We went in the afternoon (which was during their rest time), because that's the only time we could get tickets, but the girls did great! I'm so glad we went.

Kley made it Friday night- yay! We roasted s'mores around my parent's fire pit.

Happy 2nd birthday to Jorie! We love you so much!

I love this picture of my dad and Lucy. They had water toys set up for the kids at the party, and Lucy played hard and ran tons of laps around the yard because she was so excited, and then wore herself out, so she was recovering with grandpa. :)

They had the cutest lemonade stand set up for the kids to play in!

Bad lighting, but thankful to be together and so fun to celebrate Jorie!

While we were in Des Moines, Keaton and Rose (my brother/SIL), had the girls over one night to have a movie date night before bed. They were so excited to have a date all by themselves at their new house (they recently built and moved only a few minutes away from my parents- awesome)! It was so thoughtful of them to ask to do that and I would love to do dates with Jorie and Murphy someday hopefully soon!

Uncle Kley got to hold Murphy for the first time! He had a cold back in January when we first met him, so he didn't hold him then. So glad he could now!

It feels so good to see family again and resume some normal activities! Very thankful!


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