We headed back to Matt and Ashley's around 3:00 pm to grab a nap before going to Uncle Tom & Aunt Carla's. Grady took a great nap (as did I) and we woke up around 5:30 pm and went to Tom & Carla's to have grilled pizzas and smore's on the bon fire. Grady had so much fun swimming with Ashley, chasing Izzy and Chris & Brittany's new dog Piper, starting the fire with Chris, roasting 'smarshmellows, and riding Uncle Tom's John Deere tractor with the lights on at 9:30 pm. While Grady was riding the John Deere with Tom they were like an inch away from the pool. Needless to say, Grady was a little scared to drive after that. We headed back to Matt & Ashley's so Grady could get some sleep before another busy day on Saturday.
Saturday morning was another early morning with Grady (he doesn't sleep the best in new places). We woke up and sang Izzy Happy Birthday and then headed to the Como Zoo to see some animals. Grady loved watching the animals and even got to feed the giraffe (he thought it was way cool). He got to see some deer (antelope), a polar bear, monkeys, lions, and snakes. We had a great time so for lunch we stopped by an old fashioned burger and malt restaurant called Snuffy's. Everyone ordered a malt except for Grady (he was throwing a fit at the time). He finally got into a better frame of mind and asked Jesse for a drink of his banana foster malt. Well, Jesse had taken one drink and Grady took the rest. At one point in all seriousness, Grady turned around and said, 'daddy, why didn't you order one?' After lunch, Jesse, Grady, and I headed back to the house to rest before we headed to the Apple Orchard. We had about an hour and Grady laid down for a while before we met Chrystal, Kevin, Luke, and Kelsey at the Apple Orchard. Grady had a great time picking apples, playing on the playground, and hugging the animals! After a few hours at the Apple Orchard Jesse headed to Chris's house to watch Iowa dominate the Cyclones while the girls and Matt stayed back to grill and watch Zootopia.
|My Beeba can make this for me!|