Even before the year we spent those January days in the hospital, January in Kansas has never been my favorite. It is usually cold or windy or icy or snowy. And we are usually stuck inside because it is too cold to go outside and play. I prefer the warm weather and playing outside. :) But this year has been different. Hello warm weather in January.
It was so nice yesterday that we took a cousin trip to the zoo. Joel and I bought each other a double jogging stroller for Christmas. Ya, we are really thoughtful and romantic like that. I love it though. I took it with us to the zoo so that I could push both of the boys, but most of the time poor Griffin was left riding solo.
His big brother was too busy climbing fences...
...and running all over the zoo like a crazy boy.
These are Levi's "big" cousins.
His big cousins take such good care of him...especially Harrison.
They were checking out the penguins. I have no idea how Harrison can pick Levi up...I hardly even can!
Uncle James came along for zoo day too. Levi loves him. I don't know what we are going to do when he has to go back to China. In fact, Uncle James came home with Daddy tonight. Levi saw James first and then when Daddy came through the door Levi said, "No! Daddy go back to work. Just Uncle James." Oops. Probably not a good thing to say to your daddy, little boy. James should feel loved though!
Levi was really lagging behind at the end of our trip.
I told him he needed to get back in his stroller and he said, "Noooo...Levi hold hands." Can you tell someone in our house is getting a strong will of his own? Oh my. We have lots to work on around here.
This was Griffin's first zoo trip. He thought it was great...and he needed a picture with Uncle James too.
I told James the title of this post should be "James goes to the zoo". There were really three moms there too...we just didn't make it into any of the pictures. And besides, the kids all think James is the best anyway. I am hoping that this nice weather sticks around for February too...maybe we can just skip over the rest of winter and spring can come early!!