Thursday, April 20, 2023

Summer Days

Yesterday was such a sweet day at our house. Pure sunshine! It’s not technically summer yet but it sure has felt like it around here the last couple of days and I am loving it! Our little guy loves to be outside so good weather is our best friend. And the last few days have been delightful because it’s been warm (in the 80s!) but it isn’t humid yet like it will be in another month or two. So yesterday we took advantage of the sunny blue skies and warm temps and headed to the zoo with some of our favorite friends. Our littles are only 2.5 weeks apart so it is the most fun to get to do life with them! 

This was JB’s first trip to the zoo so it was fun to see his reaction. He wasn’t totally aware of what was going on and several of the exhibits were completely ignored. But he did have a good view of the giraffes and was positively enamored of the jaguar that was pacing right up against the glass. 

The hit of the day though were the goats! They have a little petting area with goats in it and JB was in heaven! He was so excited to see them and get to touch them. 

After our friends headed home, JB and I hung around a little bit longer to get lunch and kill time because I knew he’d fall asleep in the car so I was wanting to wait until closer to nap time to head out. And that meant we had time to get one of mama’s favorite treats…Dippin’ Dots! We sat in the shade and JB got to cool off with his first taste of this fun sweet delight. He was a HUGE fan! 

After a nap in the car on the way home, we spent even more time outside on the back porch. We soaked up every ounce of sunshine we could yesterday and I couldn’t have been happier. It really got me excited for summer with our little guy. So even though the temps are going to cool off a bit this weekend (boo!!), I’ll be holding onto this sunshiny feeling as long as I can! 


  1. The sound of his loving the Dip N Dots is my most favorite sound in the world. You two are so cute. XOXOX. PapPaw

  2. I remember those lovely first days of spring when I had little ones. It was so nice to be outside after the long winters... and it tired the kiddos right out... win win!

  3. Such a cute little guy and that expression when he ate the Dippin’ Dots was epic!! I have a feeling the zoo will be a favorite for him as the summer progresses. Loved this update, Maggie! xo

  4. Can't wait to feed him Dippin Dots next time you're here : ) That giggle is the absolute best and you can't not smile when you hear it.