I noticed a humorous video floating round social media the place a husband asks his spouse what she needs for Mom’s Day and she or he goes on and on about how she doesn’t need a lot however finally ends up itemizing 1,000,000 various things, a lot of that are out of his management. One such factor: The climate. However actually, why is it that the climate has such an influence on our moods!? Fortunately Charlotte couldn’t have cooked up a greater Mom’s Day weekend weather-wise so we majorly lucked out. I felt just like the full-fledged grownup that I’m once I couldn’t cease commenting on the proper mid-70s temperatures and sunshine. That was one Mom’s Day want that was actually granted!

Our household’s Mom’s Day weekend enjoyable started equally to different Mom’s Days round right here once we piled into the automobile and headed to the zoo on Saturday.

Rhett and I semi-recently went to the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro with pals so we opted to go to the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina on Saturday. Each zoos are rather less than two hours from our residence and each are glorious.

We arrived on the zoo slightly after 10 a.m. and didn’t go away till near 4 p.m. We had such a good time observing the animals, having fun with the beautiful climate and spending time collectively as a household. The boys had been of their animal-loving component and particularly loved the brand new aquarium and reptile conservation middle which was fairly massive and residential to plenty of cool reptiles, amphibians, fishes, invertebrates and birds. The very-active octopus sole the present for our household! It was very massive and gracefully moved throughout its tank which was so cool to look at.

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In fact we needed to cease to trip the carousel and mini practice within the zoo and catch and launch a lizard or two!

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We made positive to plan our lap across the zoo in a means that had our household ending our time at Waterfall Junction, a splashpad space full with a tree home, dinosaur dig zone and open subject supreme without spending a dime play for the youngsters.

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The boys turned into their swimsuits and had a blast operating round and getting all their vitality out earlier than the lengthy automobile trip residence!

I additionally came upon that Chase has a hidden expertise: Hula hooping!

He can hula hoop for a LONG time and simply did it for five minutes straight till he was prepared to maneuver onto the following factor. Who knew!? I, however, couldn’t for the lifetime of me get the hula hoop to remain above my hips for greater than 10 seconds. Apparently that talent died with my 20s.


Sunday was formally Mom’s Day and began out on the sweetest observe with selfmade presents from the boys, selfmade playing cards from everybody and two considerate presents from Ryan.

It was one other beautiful day in Charlotte and since I wished to spend as a lot time as attainable outdoors, we figured a household hike at Lake Norman State Park could be a good way to kick off the day.

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(Ryan informed the boys to yell out “MOM!” for the above pic. Haha!) 

Our household joked that nobody had a greater time on our hike than Pepper! She was in her component and beloved sprinting alongside the path with the boys and sniffing every little thing she presumably may as we meandered alongside the 3-mile path.

We introduced our mountaineering backpack for Rhett however he didn’t spend an excessive amount of time in it, principally opting to hike and discover along with his massive brothers. Our hike wasn’t a quick one by any means but it surely was a fantastic one and made us really feel longing for future household hikes.

On our means residence, we couldn’t resist popping into Daylight Donuts, as they’re a few of our household’s favourite doughnuts within the space.

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Sadly we had been too late to seize my favourite apple fritter however our 6-pack of doughnuts was nonetheless a scrumptious deal with after our hike.

As soon as we arrived again residence, we ate lunch after which spent the remainder of the day outdoors, gardening, enjoying basketball, kayaking and spending time on the lake.

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The night ended with film night time on the sofa an early bedtimes for everybody which was proper up my alley! I’m fairly positive I used to be quick asleep by 9:30 p.m. which felt superb, particularly when my 5 a.m. alarm clock went off this morning.

The week forward is slightly loopy, as I’m positive anybody with school-age youngsters on the market can attest just isn’t unusual for this time of 12 months. We’ll be celebrating all three boys’ summer time birthdays of their lecture rooms (Chase immediately, Rhett tomorrow and Ryder on Thursday) and still have a number of extra random issues to attend all through the week earlier than we make our option to Chattanooga on the finish of the week for a mini trip and one other Half Ironman for Ryan!

I hope you all have a incredible week, my pals, and thanks a lot for stopping by the weblog immediately!