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The Best Birthday Ever


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.


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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.


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Anna adored the penguins.


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We got to see a baby monkey.

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And a Tyrannosaurus Rex.


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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's in heaven @boisefrycompany

Anna was in french fry loving heaven. So was I. Thinking about it now, I'm salivating.

Then we headed back home for presents.


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And cake.

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Yep, pretty much the best birthday ever.


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