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Favorite Things Friday {6.22.18}

1. We checked another thing off of our 2018 summer bucket list this last weekend and went to the NC Zoo. We actually are season pass holder so we can go to the zoo for free whenever we want. Now that we’ve moved it’s only about an hour and 15 minute drive so not too far at all. The kids love the zoo and we picked a perfect day to go. It was cloudy and only in the high 80s instead of the high 90s. Summer in the South, y’all. Tyler didn’t come with us because he had football in the morning and then a party at the lake in the afternoon. I’ve accepted that he will not be participating in 99% of our summer activities. I don’t blame him. I didn’t want to hang out with my family when I was 17 either. 

2. We finally got the trampoline set up and the kids are loving it! I wasn’t sure about whether this one would be too small for the kids but it’s perfect. It fits great in our fenced area. All 3 of them are having fun with the basketball hoop attached to it. I need to figure out where it’s going to live in the yard to give it the most shade but it was well worth the $160!

3. We are absolutely loving our hot tub! I had low expectations for this hot tub with it being an inflatable portable one but holy cow, it’s awesome. It’s deep, the bubbles are strong, and it keeps the water hot for a long time! I ordered the cup holder for the side and I had to order the 2 seats for the bottom because otherwise my chin is touching the water! ha! For $300 I highly recommend one of these things! The kids have been absolutely loving playing in the bubbles every night. 

4. I found a cheap slip n slide on clearance at ALDI for $6! It’s not the best but I figured for $6 if the kids only use it a few times it wouldn’t matter. I wanted to put it on the big hill but Matt decided to be a responsible parent and he vetoed that decision. Spoilsport. To make up for his spoilsportedness I squirted the whole thing down with liquid soap. I also didn’t tell him. What? Come at me, bro. The kids had a great time and they even got Matt to take a turn. We ended up hooking up the sprinkler instead of using the hose attachment and it worked much better. 

5. I took Mason and Zoey to see Incredibles 2 this week. Maia went to the water park with a friend instead because of the migraine/seizure warning with the strobe lights in the movie. Her migraines are not yet completely controlled so her doctor felt it wise to avoid the movie. Truthfully, she’d rather have gone to the water park anyway. Ha! We met up with friends and enjoyed the AMC $5 Tuesday tickets and $5 kids snack box deal. You really can’t beat that! The movie was amazing and so worth the 14 year wait! 

It was a great week of summer break. Mason actually mentioned that he’s having more fun this summer than he ever had just going to the pool every day at our old house. That’s exactly what I wanted to hear!


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