We had a rare weekend with all three of us at home, and decided to cross a few things off our summer bucket list. We still hadn't been mini-golfing this summer, so that was among the first things on the list. I had a busy afternoon doing a little yardwork and an impromptu pool vacuuming, and after a little rest for me after Jacob woke up from his nap, we headed out.
As much as Jacob enjoys mini-golf, our attempts have been a little difficult. This time was no exception. Jacob was constantly picking up and replacing his ball, often making his spot worse than before! He'd run ahead to other holes and just not listen, and it all got to be very frustrating. What's worse, is that he's really not that bad at it, and knowing he has the potential and seeing him not take advantage of it is a bit of a bummer. He even legitimately beat both of us on one hole! At least he didn't get a hole-in-one like one of the last times! I took this picture, and accidentally left the camera on the vivid color setting...but I love the result! So pretty!
Today we had to go to the pool store across town, so we (reluctantly) decided to grab lunch out at a cool place near there and then go to the zoo. Coincidentally, Lori called this morning to see what we were up to today, suggesting the zoo, so she came along. She hadn't seen the new lion exhibit, and we were eager to go back--especially since my pictures from our last trip were accidentally taken on a low-quality setting on my camera. He was so challenging at lunch (despite the lure of a donut for dessert) that he fell asleep in the car for about 20 minutes afterward. Ugh.
Once we got to the zoo he woke up, and we headed through the zoo to make the lions one of our first stops. There was a new statue at the entrance to the Step Into Africa exhibit...
The lions were pretty lazy since it was a hot day, but I did get a nice shot of the male. He's so handsome!
Here's Jacob giving me a wave to appease me while hanging our at the top of the double decker bus observation deck.
|Too cool for Mommy apparently...|
We also got to watch the orangutans eat some sort of pasty stuff with sticks through the bars of their cage, which was interesting, too. Jacob had a few moments at the zoo, but for the most part he was okay. It was a relief to get home and relax a bit, but of course Jacob was ready to go and play sports. It never ends! One more challenging meal behind us, some Lego building, and he's down for the night. Another weekend comes to an end. A busy one coming up next weekend, too!