Summer Fun

We have kicked off the summer with a lot of fun so far. Last week, we went with my BFF Sia and her daughters to the Racine Zoo. It’s a really cute little zoo. The animals seemed like they were well taken care of. So much so that I didn’t feel as sad for them as I usually do when I see animals in captivity.

The Girl finished off the afternoon with some Dippin’ Dots. She got a little sugar crazed.

On Sunday, we took The Girl to her first ever Cubs game at Wrigley Field. I brought along my big girl camera with a rented Tamron lens (that I’ve decided not to purchase – my L series kit lens has spoiled me), got some great shots, drank some beer, Cubs won, and The Girl got to run the bases after the game. All in all, an awesome day.

We started out getting to the gates at Wrigley about 10:30, to get in line for a wristband to run the bases (the first 1000 kids get to do it after Sunday afternoon home games). It was a scorcher, but thankfully, our seats were 14th row of the terrace reserved seats, which gave us plenty of shade for the whole game.

Yesterday, The Girl started her week long Ultimate Coding Camp. She’s learning to program robots (called turtles – she’s ecstatic about that) to do her Minecraft mining and also a bit of Python. I love that she’s doing this. And it’s only 3 hours/day for a week, so it’s not like she’s being a hermit all summer. There’s still plenty of time to be outdoors and be a kid. Anyway, while she does that, I’m getting time to blog (as in what you’re reading right now). I’m currently hanging at my cousin’s house while she’s out of town, letting her dog out, watering the plants, and stepping in some serious shit. Literally. Big ol’ dog turd in the backyard. I swear I was looking, but must’ve missed this one. I’m just thankful I didn’t wipe out when I slipped! So yeah, that was gross. And it kind of smelled skunky – the good kind. But not that good. Still love the dog, though.

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