On Friday after work we headed to Bismarck. We made it in time to check into the hotel (more like the tiniest little hole in the wall) and then Sam left to the temple for the 8pm session. The boys fell asleep, I stayed up reading, then Sam got back to change his clothes and head back out to the gym. I fell asleep at some point. The next morning, I went to the temple.
Sam took the boys to play at the park.
I had to go get some summer clothes since my thunder thighs had worn through the crotch of all of my shorts. Go me. Sam kept the boys entertained while I tried on every pair of shorts and some sneaky shirts that found their way into my hands.
We decided to give Five Guys another try for lunch. We had only been there once before and it was while we were living in Akron. It was definitely better than I remembered.
After lunch, we went to the Dakota Zoo. We've been to Bismarck several times but never had time to go to the zoo. It was awesome. It was magical. I was so impressed. The weather was perfect. It could not have been any better.
We drove home after the zoo and went straight to bed. The next day was uneventful. On Memorial Day, we couldn't decide what to do. We thought about going to Theodore Roosevelt National Park but it was kind of a nasty day and I am glad we didn't because there was a tornado in Watford City that night. We decided to hang out in Williston and play, go grocery shopping, and grill. The first stop was the park.
The boys had been asking to play baseball since Alex got this bat at Kids' Day Out. Alex was determined to hit the ball and would try over and over. Edison would swing, miss, slam the bat into the ground, and yell, "I quit." Every pitch. My kids are so opposite it is entertaining.
We babysat our friend Jiahs that night and the boys were so happy to have a friend to play with. Sam was outside in the rain grilling the most delicious steaks. We used to grill weekly in Texas and this was our first time grilling in North Dakota! Such a travesty.
And to finish off the weekend, Declan decided to take eleven steps! Officially walking at 13 months!