I had an early dinner with some co-workers. This weekend marks the launch of a big project we've all been working on, and it is going to be a long weekend. No reason not to enjoy the calm before the storm, right?

The Nintendo Switch really is a very nice, portable device. The little one enjoys the little bursts of game play he gets.

I love this park.

I brought this in to work in the hopes of handing it off to someone. We have three of them, which is crazy!

I brought all of those ads that were dropped off a few days ago and dropped them on the back counter at work. Someone is bound to take some, right?

So much for rain all weekend! It was revised late Saturday to rain-free skies until Monday. We always get up early and it's supposed to be hot today, which seemed like a perfect beach day.
We were there for a few hours and had a good time. Plenty of snack breaks!
He wasn't super interested in sand castles yet, but we're getting there. The big excitement was having the waves crash into him. If I was only a foot taller than the waves I'd think they were pretty cool too!

Last night we were supposed to go camping. It rained all evening and the forecast didn't look good for this weekend, so we called it off. But that means finding things to do indoors. So first up we went to the movies!
After we stopped by Dave & Busters for a bit since I have some leftover credits. There were tons of other little kids so I was happy to see our little one fit right in.

I think we received the whole neighborhoods coupons today.

Sometimes he takes a late nap and it turns into an early bed time.

Those times are kind of nice.

We had lots of Play-Doh time this evening. Sometimes it's a little hard because 3 year olds have visions for how you should play and that's not at all how you are actually playing. This leads to conflict.

Met some co-workers for drinks after work. The bar had Rubaeus on tap, which is definitely a favorite of mine.

I leave my 3DS charged just so he can open it and look at Luigi's Mansion occasionally.

The shopping carts that have cars built into them are so much fun for little ones.

Every time. He does this every time something "new" appears.

It's been foggy in the morning the past few days.

Our air conditioning has been out for a few days so we just keep getting up earlier and earlier. Today's fun morning activity is coloring!

Today we were up at 5am, so our stroll out and about in the neighborhood was extra long.

The little one woke up pretty early, so I convinced him to go outside and take a walk with me. He rejected the nature trail by our house outright - I think I took him there too many times and he wants to see different things.
So different it was! We wandered near a golf course, played in some dirt, and enjoy the start of our day together while Chris was able to enjoy a quiet morning alone.

He's debating where to put all of the barricades on the map.

We were up early, as we usually are. What better thing to do on a Sunday morning than catch the animals at the zoo before it's too hot. The penguins were very active! Usually we catch them right around feeding time so they're mostly standing around hanging out. It was fun to watch them zoom around in the water.
With the train play structure gone, this is his next favorite thing. If he notices this tractor, he's all over it, driving places and taking people with him.
Of course no visit would be complete if we didn't swing by Redd's Farm where goats lay around, enjoying being brushed by small kids for hours on end.

 I went for a run early in the morning, as the household was waking up.
After Chris ran around in the morning with Quinn, we spent part of the evening at a local park. There are multiple playgrounds spread across a forest, so it's a great open space for him to run around in.

Quinn went to bed early, Chris fell asleep early, and I was able to hang out a little on the deck and enjoy the quiet. I did not appreciate how much the little one would talk, and talk, and talk, and talk all day long.

They had a relaxing evening together.

I woke up early and most of the household was still asleep, so I left a little after 6 to go running. It's too humid out. Gross.
In the evening we made some cloud dough and played for a little bit. He had fun, but I was a little sad to realize I didn't have the right kind of food coloring. Next time!

 We went early this morning to vote in the primary today.
In the evening after work we took a stroll down Kent Trails. He wanted to try out the wings on his shoes!

It took a few years but they're becoming fast friends.

 I decided to bake a pie for work.
Quinn, ever the helper, wanted to bake too. So we brought up some of his kitchen supplies and he got to mixing...
...and plating his creation.

 It's an arts and crafts kind of afternoon. It's very hot outside so we did a few indoor activities.
Cutting and pasting are relatively new ideas for him so there was a little bit of a "what is going on" but then he was into it.

When you don't have a shirt pocket, you make your own.

The little one and I went for a walk this morning, but we arrived home just in time. It started to rain shortly there after.

After taking 6 months off or so, between going to Beijing, being sick, and then being super busy at work, I'm finally back to running.

I don't think my muscles are excited about it.