The kids got out of school at lunch time on Friday and we enjoyed our weekend ... crepes, soft pretzels & 4-berry sundaes at Sam's Club, violin classes, Sonic, Sunday Roast, bike rides, crafts, etc. Today was the first official day of Fall Break & Daddy's day off work ... YEA! We got up somewhat early so we could be to the zoo by 8am and enjoy the zoo for an hour before it officially opened - best time to go! We stayed at the zoo for a few hours ... until it got too hot & our legs wouldn't carry us anymore. After lunch, we went to the library for a while, went to a nearby outdoor mall (including a stop at the Apple store to play), & had dinner at the Cheesecake Factory (the kids love it, but I hope to never go there again!). Two of the three kids fell asleep in the car on the way home ... that means it was a good day!
We are loving the perfect fall weather we have here ... in the 80's and lots of sunshine. We hope to do lots of outside playing this week!!!
In other news, our house plans have *FINALLY* been approved by our town ... it only took several months.... And I think we've decided on a general contractor. Now we have to finalize our budget and do lots of bank paperwork before we can break ground. Maybe by Christmas time we can start digging. My fingers are crossed!!