Happy late Father’s Day

Carter was at camp on Father’s Day, then we headed to the Dells, so Daddy never really got celebrated.  So we took extra good care of him today, mini golfing at Toad Valley and having lunch afterwards.  We LOVE our Daddy!

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Getting some expert help from Daddy on his swing

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The Cheesers on the 8th hole, somewhat of a water hazard!

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That’s how it’s done, Tiger Chalupa!

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On her first attempt, we freaked that her ball went into the water and would be gone.  Turns out, that’s the point!  So she called a redo, putted again, and made it in two shots (that’s a bogie, right?!)

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Charlie was pretty excited over his very close shot!  Legitimately, he shot TWO hole in one’s!  There was a little mama-help, but it counts!

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My favorite golfers!

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LOOK AT THAT!  I won!  Toad Valley is my favorite golf course!

Camp out at the Zoo

Last time we did this, it was incredibly cold!  You’d think in JULY it’d be a lot warmer, but not really!  But it was just as much fun this time!

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In zoo campout tradition, Carter found a best friend.  Last year it was Jackson (her boyfriend); this year, it’s Rachel (her best friend).  What are the odds?!

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We found our campsite and pitched out tent

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After hours, we got a tour of the rhino area, and we got to watch the female rhino push stones around and run around her area

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Peek-a-Rhino!

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And we got to hang out with the Prairie Dogs!

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We completed a scavenger hunt with clues related to our beloved animals, then reconvened at the education center for snacks and crafts

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Around 10pm, we fell asleep to the sounds of the zoo: a lion roar, bird calls, and our own chatter.  We were up with the roosters just behind us, at 5am!, ready to go!


Carter’s zoo BFF, the redheaded Tamarin

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And she met a creepy crawly (centipede) that she named Legs!

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We boarded the train to head back to the car, but we had an awesome time!