We've had a great weekend and had the pleasure of spending the day with my surrofam at the zoo yesterday. It was nice to visit with my IPs and just chat about "stuff". The funny thing about them being so very local is that I actually probably spend less time with J&G then I ever did my first two sets of IPs. My first two journeys when IPs would venture from Chicago out our way for an appointment we'd usually make a day of it, but this time with them being right here in Rockford, we often go our separate ways after seeing the doctor. We still keep in touch via text/email often but our face to face time is probably less than I've experienced in the past. I have a feeling as summer comes to an end and things slow down, we'll get a few more of these longer visits in before babies arrive.
Their four year-old, big brother-to-be "G", enjoyed hanging out with our girls checking out the animals and exhibits. The highlight is always visiting the play zoo where the kids painted their faces and had fun dressing up as vets and caring for sick "animals" while the adults looked on. We ended our day with dinner in the parking lot of our fav hotdog stand.
|"G" (coyote), Lauren, Izzy (swan) & Chloe|