Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Fun

Last week, Todd was off work for Honda shutdown.  It's one of my favorite weeks of the year because it means he's home when I get off work and we get to spend more time together.  This year, it was even better because I only work part-time so we were able to do some fun things in the afternoon with Lucy once I was home.
We decided last minute last Sunday to go to the zoo at 5:00 PM just to walk around for a little bit and it was the best idea.  The zoo was hardly crowded and we got there just in time to feed the giraffes in the new Heart of Africa area.
 Lucy & Todd

Lucy & I feeding the giraffe

It was one of the coolest things and definitely worth the $3...next time, I want to do the camel ride!

We had really great weather for the week and were able to head over to Zoombezi Bay on Monday afternoon for a couple hours once I was home from work.  I swear having the membership for both the zoo & Zoombezi Bay has been well worth the money so far this year since we typically go to at least one of them once a week.

Family photo at the Tiny Tides area

Me & Lucy

Tuesday afternoon wasn't such a fun afternoon for Lucy as we had her 9 month appointment but the good news was she only had to get 1 shot and she did great.  Luckily, we didn't have another bad night like we did after her 6 month shots.  She weighed in at 17 lbs 13 oz (31st percentile) and was 28.5 inches long (81st percentile).  I was shocked she didn't weigh more especially since it seems like she eats a ton and isn't as mobile as other babies her age.

Her new favorite toy was the popsicle stick the pediatrician gave her

Love her chunky thighs

Munching on the stick before her shots

Wednesday afternoon wasn't such a fun afternoon for me because I had to go to the dentist but everything checked out well which is always a relief.  Since we never made it down to Melt for dinner a couple weekends ago, we decided to go Wednesday evening.  We parked a few blocks away and walked around for a little bit before going to dinner.  Since having Lucy, we haven't really been to the Short North at all so it was fun just to see what new shops & restaurants were there now.

Outside of Melt

Neon sign inside

Todd got the Cleveland Cheesesteak (look at all those fries!)

and I got the Backyard BBQ that had pulled pork, an onion ring, and cheese

I guess we didn't really do anything last Thursday since I don't have any pictures or at least we didn't do anything that was worth noting. 

Friday was the 4th of July and we went to a cookout in Upper Arlington at one of my college friend/teammate's parents' house.  She was in town from Atlanta so we were able to spend some time catching up and seeing her adorable 14 month old daughter.  I thought it was going to be chilly outside since it was only supposed to be in the 70s but it ended up being perfect and sunny.

Hanging out on a blanket at the cookout

Eating lunch

Just being her cute self

Hanging out with daddy

After the cookout, we stopped by the fire station that I train at for work and Lucy had her first picture taken with the ladder truck.

Posing at Station 72

Lucy was exhausted after our long afternoon and took a great nap.  She must have been well rested and had some energy to burn because she figured out how to drag/scoot herself over to the bookshelf and pull down the basket with photo books

Totally caught red-handed!

On Saturday, we went to Zoombezi Bay and the zoo for a few hours before spending the rest of the afternoon and evening at home getting ready for Todd's family to visit. 

Splashing around
Todd is off work through tomorrow so his family came down on Sunday afternoon and then his mom and nephew are staying until today.  

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