Monday, February 22, 2016


Hey!  How's it going?  Happy birthdays to Heidi (Sunday) and Jean (Monday) from the Arizona branch of the family!  Next year maybe we ought to plan our winter trip during February to come celebrate with you guys!  Hope you both had a good time on your respective days.
Things are going pretty well on our end.
We had a pretty nice weekend.  The weather was overcast, and sort of misty/drizzly on occasion, but it was warm for February, and still nice enough to go outside.
I did some grocery shopping on Saturday morning, and afterwards we took Raylan to the park.  He can go down the slides with a little assistance, and he's already a big fan of that experience.   
Later, after his nap, we took a trip out to The Austin Zoo.  Heidi and Matt got us a family zoo pass for Christmas, which was super nice (thanks, guys!).  We had a really fun time.  The Austin Zoo isn't super big, but it's fun and a good size for little kids.  You can get a good look at some of the animals.  We got to watch them feed one of the lions.  Raylan seemed to enjoy it.  He was sort of intrigued by the animals, but equally happy just to be outside and roaming around with his folks.
Somehow I didn't end up taking any pictures while we were on Raylan's first trip to the zoo.  I'm not sure how that happened.  I think that between juggling kiddo and stroller and whatnot, I just didn't really think of it.
We had a nice time, though.
On Saturday night Amy made chilaquiles.  Very good!
On Sunday we went out to lunch and ran a few errands.  Raylan likes being out and about.  He likes eating out where he can watch other people, and he likes riding in the shopping carts at the stores.  As he's getting older, he's getting a little more shy, so he's not entirely sure what to do when strangers want to talk to him, but overall he seems to like going out in the world.
Mom and Dad stopped by the house briefly after going to see a play downtown, and Amy made barbecue chicken tacos on Sunday night.  We watched Pitch Perfect, a silly but fairly entertaining comedy about a competitive college a cappella group.   It made me chuckle.

I didn't really take many pictures this weekend, but here's a video of Raylan and Amy playing around on Friday night...


Jean said...

What an amazing movie -- two thumbs up!!!

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Unknown said...

Yes, you should come out next year to celebrate! So happy you like the zoo pass and that Raylan was entertained. The boys always enjoyed ours. :-)

J.S. said...

Yeah- happy birthday, and thanks for that zoo pass! I think we'll use it quite a bit!