Friday, August 16, 2013

the zoo!

my brother Wes has been in town and we have all been having a great time with him! here are a few pics of our zoo day today! we took our lovely neighbors and their sweet dayhome (nanny?) with us. such a great time!

 Leo was hatched... this was his egg shell... 

 fun with the girls

 me and the boys

 my favorite part of the day was the butterfly garden. it was sooo beautiful!!

 leo found a caterpillar and loved holding him...
i was so worried there would be squishing going on, but the kids were so gentle..

 Wyatt decided to try a lick of ice cream for the first time in who knows how long! i was so shocked!! after one lick he was hooked and helped me eat my cup of ice cream :)

it was so good that leo closed his eyes every time he licked... too funny :)

One other thing has been happening in our house while Uncle Wes is visiting is we have been putting him and his carpentry skills to work!
I wanted to reno our back door area... we had these narrow shelves back there that we didn't need anymore since we made our new pantry  a while back... so I've been looking at Pinterest lately and starting pinning mudroom ideas for shelving etc. I decided to rip out those unfunctional shelves and got Wes to make me a bench with show storage, some shelves etc. I am SOOOO excited! We still have a lot of work ahead of us yet... the install is almost done, but we still need to caulk and paint and add the coat hooks etc... 

Here's a sneak peak!