Thursday, April 12, 2018

Local vacation.

A couple of weeks and Henry and I had the best little getaway together. We packed our car to the brim with his bike and far too much food and camping gear and headed to Montgomery Bell State Park- a short 50 minute drive away. The two of us have camped in the backyard before on a few occasions and Henry loved it, so I knew this would be right up his alley, especially considering the folks we would be camping with. We set up camp next to our friends and the campground shenanigans started right away.

Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;


After we all worked up a good appetite we headed just across the campground for dinner at the Gobbles new abode! They head out for their traveling adventure in about 6 weeks and this camping trip was the maiden voyage for their RV! I am so so excited for them, but man will we miss these folks!

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Karen filled us all up on delicious chili and fixings then we headed back over to the tents to sit around the campfire and make s'mores with the most ridiculously huge marshmallows you've ever seen. And as per camping tradition, the dads proceeded to try and terrify all the kids with scary stories. Halfway through Jack's story his character hilariously morphed into Foghorn Leghorn. This camping trip was off to a great start. We all went to bed tired, happy and full.

Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;

We honestly couldn't have asked for better camping weather the next day. Sunny and 60. Patrick cooked an amazing breakfast for us. After we'd thoroughly stuffed ourselves we set off to walk off all that breakfast with a group hike.

Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;

By the time we got back to camp the rest of our friends had arrived to spend the day with us. An afternoon with no schedule, sunshine, wonderful company and completely entertained kids is a rare and wonderful thing indeed.

Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: April &emdash;

It definitely was a weekend to remember and one I hope Henry remembers as he grows up. Such a special time with my boy and some of our best friends!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Peace out, winter.

I've been completely absent from our blog for over a month now. And I have a lot of good reasons why.

We weren't particularly sad to see the longest February in existence go merrily on its way. We spent most of last month rotating the symptoms of strep throat and every winter virus from one Zuill to the next. Lots of cuddling in bed and PBS kids got us through the storm.

Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;

Thankfully, just as we're finally all starting to feel better, the most wonderful time of year is just around the corner. Our living room is currently host to at least 50 plants- tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, cantaloupe all stretching up toward the warmth of their grow lights. It's a suspicious looking scene for sure. Baseball practices have begun. The grass might have gotten mowed on the last day of February. Henry and I are organizing supplies for our big March camping adventure. And we've finally started seeing neighborhood scenes that look like this. We are at our best when we get to go outside to run, jump and chase bubbles.

Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;

It's probably not shocking to learn that we are kept fairly entertained, however, even when the cold weather keeps us inside.

Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;

We've also been busy taking trips down to Pulaski so that we could radiate at Pappy.

Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;

The last month has introduced us to fantastic new Charlie fashion trends and saw our last Friday ice cream at College Grove Grocery.

Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;
Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;

Henry and I got to have a couple of fun Mommy/Henry days last month as well. We went to the trampoline park for mother/son night with his elementary school. And even better, we went roller skating to celebrate Ava's birthday! I was transported right back to the Pulaski skating rink. {Couples skate! cue:: "You're the Inspiration" by Chicago"!}

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Speaking of Henry, have you ever seen a snaggle-toothed face more adorable than this?

Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;

He was equally as adorable all decked out for the 100th day of school and Wacky Wednesday. When he was all dressed up like an old man for the 100th day he looked at himself in the mirror and proclaimed "I look just like Daddy!". Hard to argue with that.

Angela Zuill Photography: March &emdash;

We had to take our sweet boy to the doctor yesterday. He woke up with a fever and a horribly swollen lymph node behind his left ear. Darn strep. Thankfully he felt well enough for a quick lunch out with his girls. We were both so happy to have his company.

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Next week we will officially see the first day of Spring. Can't wait to share what we get into once that begins! Happy March!