There have been a few signs around our house lately that suggest I no longer have a baby in the house. We have a big boy. One of those signs is that he was excited about the toy that came in the cereal box. Also, he has been trying to make a cape out of anything he can find - Jeff's ties, my scarves, etc. So I found an easy DIY cape on Pinterest and made it for him last night. He was super excited this morning when I showed it to him! I can't wait for Jeff to get home tonight so he can put on the matching cape I made for him. (He doesn't know about that yet.)
Since Jeff started his job in January, he has been really busy. Most days, he left at 5:00 a.m. and wouldn't get home until at least 8:00 that night. He also went in most weekends to study. From January until the end of June, we counted only 5 full days that he took off and didn't go in to work at all. That includes weekends!! Needless to say, he was exhausted and in need of a break. Austin was excited to play with him. And mommy was excited to have some time to relax, too. We were so excited for him to get a 2 week vacation. He spent part of it in Utah for his yearly golf tournament with his friends. The rest of the time we kept him busy at the beach, the aquarium, the zoo, and just hanging around at home relaxing. Austin definitely didn't let him sit down very much. They did lots of running, jumping, playing, and exploring outside. Unfortunately, we were having so much fun I forgot to take many pictures! But here are a couple from the zoo. We really enjoyed the Columbia Zoo. It is really interactive. You can feed the giraffes and walk into the Kangaroo exhibit.
Austin really enjoyed the Kangaroo exhibit - until we got this close to one!