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Old 09-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #151
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You all did well with the zoo visit in that heat. How cute that Patrick asked where Peanut Butter was.
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Oh my goodness - I can't believe the heat you've had over there. That's insane!
Thankfully, it's much cooler today though still very humid. It's 70 out right now.

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More great pictures from the zoo! Boy, it was hot!
It was hot that week, and it's been pretty miserable this week. It's finally cooler - 70 out right now, but still very humid today.
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I think this crazy weather is making me sick! Nothing like going from 100 to 64 in two days time! Love the rest of your pics. Cute asking about the peanut butter!
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I think this crazy weather is making me sick! Nothing like going from 100 to 64 in two days time! Love the rest of your pics. Cute asking about the peanut butter!
Coach has been pretty miserable the last couple of days...with what we thought was a sinus infection from allergies. Turns out he does have that, but also picked up strep throat. It seems to run rampant in his district - don't know if it's because the water fountains have been in constant use this past week, or if it's because the outsourced janitorial staff doesn't clean the water fountains effectively. Either way, he's on some mega antibiotics. Thankfully, I send water bottles with the boys and have tried really hard for Nolan to not refill his water bottle or drink from the fountain. Patrick can't because of the contamination risk for food allergies (the water fountain is right outside the cafeteria).

Have you looked at the long range forecast? We're supposed to be 63 today, but back up to 80 by Tuesday. I'm really ready for cool fall days, bonfires, hoody sweatshirts and mittens. Remind me of that when I'm neck deep in snow, lol.
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Congrats on the new job! Sounds like a great opportunity. I love all the shots of the zoo, but I have to admit I'm partial to the silly one of Coach with the toy on his head!
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Whoa you've been busy! And I hear you about the weather! We were finally able to turn the a/c off over the weekend but it's supposed to be back in the 90s by Thursday.
Congrats on all the new opportunities!
The zoo looked like a lot of fun!
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