we took the kids to the zoo on friday. i think it was probably the last half-way cool day of the summer. macie and blake rode the paddle boats... looking at the pictures, i think i should have put rocks in macie's pockets...they look like they were about to capsize! brax was good for the first couple of hours and then he got hot and tired and screamed for about 30 minutes, so we headed home early! macie was disappointed that we didn't make it to see the tigers, giraffes and zebras.