The fantastic spring-like weather was a sign that we should take a break from our usual drudgery to spend some quality family time at the zoo. We spent the morning admiring the diversity of creation. After eating our sack lunches by the chimpanzees, we played on the playground and finally enjoyed a relaxing train ride. Luckily, all of this expended enough of the kid's energy that we could work on Etsy orders back home while they napped.
Bookending the day was an art party in a grand antebellum home out in Coosada, AL -- who would have thought? (Thanks again Henson's for bringing us along!)
On display was work from local artists surrounded by a crowd of interesting people. Luckily, there was also land and other children for Noah to play with while we hung out... he even got a hold of a light saber. Then there was the music, which was well worth the wait. Spirits of the Red City, composed of bass, cello, banjo, guitar, accordion, percussion, and fantastic vocal harmonies, were phenomenal. It was a treat to watch them live. Their slightly creepy marionette show was just icing on the cake: