The kids were out of school all week and I was off work, so we have had a fun week!! Several weeks ago I decided that this would be the week that we officially potty trained Emily. It went better than I could have imagined. After one accident at Chick-Fil-A and another small one at home, we are completely (I hope) potty trained!! She is even sleeping in panties--no more diapers for us ( at least until the end of August!!).
Richard and I went to the Chris Tomlin concert on Thursday night. It was awesome!! We love all of his music, but there is something so neat about going to a concert like his. It's like one big worship service. It. Was. Amazing. We also got to go out to BoneFish for dinner before the concert. We rarely get to go anywhere just the 2 of us, so it was a really great night with no kids!
On Friday the whole family went to Memphis. We went to the zoo as soon as we got there (we were not sure what the weather was going to do), since it was nice we thought we better go enjoy the day. We stayed at the zoo for about 5 hours!! The kids really enjoyed seeing all the animals and the weather ended-up being perfect!! There were not many people there, so we had the best zoo day ever! We even got to see a few panda bears!
We bought season passes to the zoo so we will definitely be going back. It was much nicer than the Little Rock Zoo and the drive to Memphis really isn't that bad. It makes for a nice weekend getaway for the family.
Shortly after arriving at the zoo, I told Richard that being pregnant and being at the zoo was not the best combination (it was REALLY stinky!!). Apparently Emily agreed with me. This is how she looked almost the whole day.
We stayed at the Hampton Inn right next to the Peabody. It was a great location. We were able to walk around downtown and we even rode on a Trolley. The hotel had an indoor pool, so Richard and the kids went swimming too! The kids had a great time (they both said going to the inside pool was their favorite part). On Saturday we had one last treat for Cooper. Richard had called the Mini Cooper dealership and set up a test drive time for he and Cooper. It was so much fun!! The salesman, Tom, totally went out of his way to make the day special for Cooper. Not only did Cooper and daddy get to drive around in a mini cooper, but he also got a goody bag full of several mini cooper toy cars, a movie, a poster, stickers, a license plate, and several more things. It was awesome!! Cooper really felt like he was a superstar!!
All in all we had a great week! It's fun to think that these are things that they will remember for the rest of their lives. We are looking for to making even more fun memories in the future!! Hope you all had a fun spring break too!!
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