It’s been forever since we’ve spent time with the Ivans and Heistands, so Missy, Kristi & I decided to meet at the zoo to see some animals and play in the river area.
It was so fun to see these two friends play together – they’ve been buddies since the day Ben was born. :)
In fact, the picture below was taken almost exactly 7 years ago!
(Funny side note – in this shot Missy had just found out she was pregnant with the twins – although I don’t think she knew it was twins just yet. During our zoo trip, she announced that she is pregnant for a 3rd time – little Ivan #4 is due in February!)
We visited the bears, monkeys, reptile house & hippos on the way to the river bank. We also stumbled across a little nature activity and the kiddos jumped right in.
We grabbed a quick lunch and then it was swim time. Everyone was grateful for the cool, shady river bank and a chance to dig and splash!
Oh my Gracie Girl
And my Noah Bug!
Group shot on the river bank.
(Padon was hiding behind Gracie.)
One last group shot before heading home.
It was a hot, fun day with great friends!