Zoo, Anniversary, And The Fourth

Let me first say that we had a really nice Fourth of July. We ended up seeing both of our families on the actual day. Wyatt wore his "Born In The USA 2011" onesie and looked pretty much adorable (before it got all messy and we had to change him)!

We didn't, however, stay up for fireworks. Wyatt had a really long weekend away from home, and we wanted him to get some sleep - and there are no fireworks within 45 minutes of our house.

We packed alot of fun stuff into the weekend before the fourth though!

On fourth Of July weekend, Derek and I decided to finally go on our getaway that was delayed in February. Every year we go on a getaway for Valentine's Day, but this year Wyatt was born that weekend, so we decided to do an anniversary getaway instead! So we dropped Wyatt off at my mom and dad's house, and off we went.

We started out with going to a movie. We haven't been to a movie without Wyatt for several months, so it was nice to be able to watch without worrying about him. Though there were several times during louder parts of the movie when I thought "Why don't they turn the volume down - the noise is going to scare Wyatt," but then I remembered that we didn't have Wyatt with us! It was fun to be able to cuddle in the theater chairs together.

After the movie we headed to our hotel. We got a great deal on a four star hotel - it was nice! It was very family orientented (instead of business oriented) and it had a great pool area and several courtyards - Derek and I got a poolside room!


Derek in the lobby.


We went out and got some mexican food for dinner, and then came back and went swimming.





I noticed a little pouch on our bed when we got back to our room, and it contained a sleep mask, earplugs, and linen spray! I loved it.

The next day we were trying to decide what to do. We ran through all the touristy things we could think of, and we were having a hard time deciding.

You know what we finally decided to do on the last day of our romantic weekend getaway?

Pick up Wyatt and go to the zoo!

What can I say? We missed our little guy, and we like the zoo. So Wyatt had his first trip to the zoo that weekend!











After we were done looking around the zoo we bought Wyatt a little stuffed hippo from the gift shop. We named him Wally. I think Wyatt likes him - he chewed on his arm all the way home.


Of course our trip to the zoo was right during Wyatt's nap time, so he slept through most of it, but it was a fun day anyway!

We ended up wrapping up the weekend by going to my parent's house and roasting marshmallows.




We packed alot into the weekend, but it was full of quality time spent together, and that's always good!


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Lori said...

It looks like you had a great weekend getaway!! Hubby and I had our 6 year Anniversary in Saturday, and we went to Dinner alone for the first time since we had the babe! She was with my Mom, and we were only gone 2 hours, but we couldnt wait to get home! Its amazing how they change you!!! Your hotel looked very nice!!

Lauren said...

Glad you got some refreshing time away! Even one night makes such a big difference for us...and we don't even have kids yet! ha!

Kara @ Just1Step said...

I still have not spent a night away from Krew. I am very proud of you two for having nights away!! And you even got a hotel, wow. :)

Glad you had such a great time!

christi @ burlap and basil said...

looks like fun was had by all and the little package of sleep goodies is genius!

Kelli Nicholson Herrington said...

Glad ya'll had a great time. The pictures look lovely. A nite away from our children is a hard thing to do but very rewarding in the end. Beside when you go to pick them up you just get excited the closer you get.

Amber said...

Good for you for getting away for a whole night for your anniversary! I wasn't ready for that yet, so we just did a date night for a few hours. But Happy belated Anniversary!

Amanda said...

that looks like such a fun time! i love that last picture of you guys! :)

Jessica said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun on your trip. I love the zoo!

Rachel said...

Looks like lots of fun!!

Melanie said...

Love your pictures! You all looked like you had a wonderful time and Wyatt is such a smiley baby!! Do you remember how old he was when you started putting him in the stroller without the carseat? I've been wondering when to try Makayla in hers like that...

Anne said...

Happy Anniversary! What a fun way to celebrate!

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