It's day +111 today and things seem to be getting busier all the time! I can't believe it's been another week since I've updated the blog! We've had another quite good week overall and managed to have lots of fun...with only a few worries here and there creeping in. Last Thursday, Aunt Monica offerred to keep Max so that I could take Alex and Ellee to the zoo. Ellee has never been in her life yet and Alex had not been in the summer in probably almost 2 years. We took cousin Ben along with us so that the "big boys", Max and Will, could have some good time playing together alone. I think that they may have enjoyed their "big boy" time alone almost more than anything! When we arrived home from the zoo, Max said, "Mom, I was thinking. Maybe Ben and Alex could play at Aunt Monica's for a while and Will and I can go to our house and play." Although they love their brothers, the two "big boys" really enjoyed their time with just the two of them together. We're going to do it again soon.
The zoo was fun, of course. Ellee was pretty much overwhelmed by all the people, not to mention the animals! She hasn't gotten out much in her young life so far so seeing so many people and then huge animals mixed in, she just wasn't sure how to process it all. But, she had a smile on her face the whole time and kept talking about the elephants and their "poo-poo" for the next couple of days (can you see the influence that two big brothers and four older boy cousins has on her?!?). Alex and Ben had a ball too. They really enjoyed the snakes and the gorillas. We got lucky and got to the gorillas just as the encounter with the keeper was taking place. He was feeding them lots of fruit that they loved and it was amazing to watch the animals interacting with each other. Overall, it was a great day. Mommy was exhausted from pushing the double stroller around our hilly Cincinnati zoo with all three of them in it but, so happy to be able to get out and enjoy some fun with Alex, Ellee and Benny. The pics of the four boys in the basketball jerseys were taken after we got home and they had a rousing Slam Dunk contest while pretending to be one of their favorite players (thus the jerseys).