Why? Weekends!

In addition to a dose of grown-up fun at the Zoo, there was plenty of other fun to be had this weekend. On Saturday, Jeffrey and I met up with a friend from his Kindermusik class and her family for a play date at Preston’s HOPE.


This playground was inspired by a young boy with Spinal Muscular Atrophy and is fully accessible to all children, allowing those with medical conditions to play alongside those without. The playground is beautiful, with tons of playhouses, swings, slides, sandboxes, and more for kids to enjoy.


Not only did I love seeing Jeffery have so much fun, I was also inspired by Preston’s story and grateful for Jeffrey’s good health. The playground operates from the generosity of the people who play there, as well as the surrounding community. To learn more and make a donation, click here.

After the playground, the play date continued with lunch at Taza Lebanese Grill. I’m pretty sure once you’ve shared hummus, you’re friends for life! I’m so happy for making new friends for Jeffrey (and for myself)!

On Sunday, Matthew, my parents, and I took Jeffrey for his first trip to Cedar Point. I’ve been going to Cedar Point every summer for as long as I can remember, so I love starting the same tradition with Jeffrey! He enjoyed the carousel…


…watching the “big kids” on the roller coasters…


…and splashing the afternoon away at Soak City! By far, the water park was his most favorite activity, with plenty of slides and fountains for someone his size to enjoy.


He also highly recommends the sweet potato fries at Chickie’s and Pete’s near the Blue Streak!

All in all, a lovely summer weekend, mostly spent outside, as summer weekends should be. How was your weekend?


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