Lee's family came up this weekend and we went to the NC Zoo in Asheboro.
It was lot of fun and we had near-perfect weather. Here are some of my favorite pics:
The new giraffe feeding deck has just opened, so we headed there first since it's only open two hours a day. We got there just in time, as one of the new giraffe babies was there feeding. Leah and Brett got to feed her some leaves. So much fun.
Playing in the helicopter:
This might be my absolute favorite:
We did A LOT of walking. And almost all of it seemed like it was uphill. Lee's parents were VERY happy to see this sign in the middle of the park:
Willy the polar bear was tired.
Puffin, meet crab. Crab, meet puffin.
I think our favorite exhibit by far was the sea lions because they were the most active. When they swim they just make it look so easy and fun and graceful.
When we got back to Holly Springs after the zoo we were pooped. We grilled out for dinner and were ready for bed by 9:30.
Before everyone headed home today, we had to take a picture of Lee and Leah with their citizenship awards. When Lee was in 5th grade, he won the Contentnea Elementary School citizenship award, which is the biggest award of the year. When Leah graduated from Contentnea this June, she kept it all in the family by bringing home the citizenship award 17 years later. Of course, after about 20 pictures with their awards, things turned goofy:
It was a great weekend and we're so glad they were able to come up!