Soaking Summer

We finally enjoyed a rain-free weekend over the holiday. It has rained here every weekend since March.

Every.

Weekend.

Rain.

Ugh.

But let’s back up. In between rain showers, we have been fitting in a bit of fun. The Saturday before last my mom took OMG Becky and two of my nieces for a girls night out including shopping and dinner.

cousins

It’s been way too long since these three hung out! All three girls work two jobs each while attending school full-time. They are busy! So glad they could make this night happen.

Of course, Sassy decided we needed a night out, too. So out we went! My dad wanted in on our adventures. What was so exciting, you wonder?

jason's deli, ice cream cone

Dinner and ice cream! I’m pretty sure Sassy picked Jason’s Deli just for the free ice cream!

We then headed to Trader Joe’s to check out all the goodies. I was too busy browsing to get any pictures there. We bought many of our usual favorites and a few new-to-us treats. Dark Chocolate Speculoos Cookie Batter Cups. Enough said.

After that, these two decided it was too early to go home, so we did a bit of shopping. New sandals for Sassy and a new hat for my dad!

aviator hat

Just kidding. He didn’t buy it, but I’m pretty sure it’s on his wish list.

Next up was ice cream round 2!

froyo with grandpa

Actually it was froyo. I couldn’t believe these two wanted more to eat, but since I had skipped the ice cream earlier (because duh, vanilla. Just no.), I was down for dessert round 2. You know mine included 4-5 flavors of froyo with chocolate candy toppings. Yum!

The next day after a morning rain shower, the skies cleared and we thought a day at the zoo was in order. I think the rain earlier kept most people away. It also seemed to keep a lot of the animals out of sight. Boo. Either way, we still had a lot of fun.

sky ride, chair lift

Notice Sassy’s brand new sandals held tightly on her lap! Smart girl.

How is your weather this summer? Besides the rain, over the last week we have spent 4.5 hours in our basement waiting out tornado sirens on two separate occasions. We had one drop down from the clouds but not touch the ground less than 1.5 miles from here.

Favorite froyo flavor? Cereal Magic. It takes just like the milk left in the bowl after Fruity Pebbles cereal!

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