To say it was amazing would be a complete understatement. We spent every second we could outside and we loved it.
These pictures are so over-exposed, but I just can't help lovin' them.
Mike and I have a little tradition that started before Will was even a figment of our imagination. On the first warm day of the season, we take a day off and go to the zoo. I love the zoo.
Normally we go to the one in DC, but having to drive in and out of the city on a Friday afternoon is enough to induce panic and anxiety. Luckily I talked Mike into driving to Richmond instead.
It was our first time at the Richmond Zoo and I have mixed feelings about it. So much so, that I debated whether or not to post pictures of our afternoon there. But you should know, I'm HIGHLY sensitive about animal issues. For instance, we make regular donations to animal causes and will NEVER attend a circus. Also, it might be worth noting that I have, in fact, called Animal Control on an elementary school because their rabbits looked cold. See? I'm kind of a weirdo. Feel free to ignore me.
This particular zoo is literally someone's backyard. To me, it totally gave off a "I'm going to put up some cages, buy some exotic animals, and charge people to come see them" vibe. But Mike told me I was being a tad dramatic, so I decided to share just a few pictures after all.
This series of pictures really make me laugh. Little baby climbing, dangling himself right above his Momma, being such an instigator. Then Momma deciding enough was enough and snatching his little butt down. All while Daddy just looks on.
On Saturday night, Lindsay came over to baby-sit, and Mike and I had a beautiful dinner out. It was our first restaurant meal as a two-some since September 2009. It was amazing. We had drinks at the bar, ordered steaks, and had some cheesecake for dessert. The time away as a couple was so refreshing, it had us asking, "Why, again, did we wait so long to do this?"
Wait - what's that? Huh. Funny, I hadn't even noticed.