Today my little Ellery turned 5. She says it was the best birthday ever. I might have to agree.
We got up early and drove a couple of hours to the zoo. It was pretty much the best zoo trip ever. It wasn't too hot. No one got sunburned. The kids had a blast and were well-behaved. No one whined, pouted or cried- including me and Brendan. It was like the miracle zoo trip. The kids were even super-cute for pictures. I mean, look at how cute these pictures are.
We got to go in the Butterfly Garden. In all my trips to the zoo, I have never gotten to go in an open Butterfly Garden. It was spectacular.
Anna adored the penguins.
We got to see a baby monkey.
And a Tyrannosaurus Rex.
It moved and roared and everything. Sam loved it. He stood there for the longest time, roaring back at it.
After the zoo, we headed to the best restaurant ever for a late lunch. Boise Fry Company.
Anna was in french fry loving heaven. So was I. Thinking about it now, I'm salivating.
Then we headed back home for presents.
Yep, pretty much the best birthday ever.