Ben turned one last week, as you know, and we didn’t want to have the day pass without doing anything. So, we decided to go to the zoo as a family! It was HOT, which means the animals weren’t really interested in being seen, but we still managed to see some elephants, flamingoes (which Cora informed us she doesn’t like), the head of a lion (he was so tucked into the shade we only saw the top of his mane!), some monkeys, giraffes, rhinos (and I learned these are my husband’s favorite! Who knew?), as well as various birds. We also went to the rainforest at the zoo and saw all sorts of other things! We had a good time, sweated a ton, drank a bunch of water, were slathered in sun screen and came home hot and sticky! Ah, memories! I had 2 cupcakes left from Ben’s party so I stuck a candle in one for him and gave the other to Cora, and they had a mini party. I hope he feels well-celebrated–as though he really has a clue, right? He had his one-year appointment last week on Friday. He continues to grow and is now 30 in long and 24 lbs., 11 oz! Can’t believe we now have a 3 yr old and a 1 yr old!