It’s Monday and it’s our first day back to school after spring break. I’m sharing pictures from our trip to the Santa Barbara zoo a couple days ago, and of course some hellos for this week!Hello cockatoo. So nice to meet you.

Hello sunny day after three days of rain. I love the fresh feeling when the sun finally comes out!

Hello David who owned the zoo! He loved all the walking.

Hello big kid! Matthias transitioned from little kid to big kid in the last few months. Crazy!

Hello succulents all over the zoo. I really want to plant some on our front porch.

Hello awesome daddy. This guy is so good to our boys {and me too.}

Hello pink! Flamingos are such strange birds.

Hello enjoying lots of family time and wishing it didn’t have to end. School? Do the boys really need an education? Well, I guess they do.

Hello giraffes. I think they are my favorite.

Hello close encounter with a gorilla. This was one of our coolest experiences at the zoo.

Hello trying to shoot only on manual with my camera. It’s good to be stretched!

Hello back to school and feeling sleepy this morning.

Hello field trip for Matthias to see Beauty and the Beast {fun!}

Hello getting back into our routine and loving that feeling.

Hello mexican meatloaf and a quinoa dish for dinners this week.

Hello more pictures to edit and share from our spring break adventures.

Hello french press coffee–I’m off to make a pot.

Hello Monday, it’s going to be a great week! What are you saying hello to this week? Link up your own hello monday post or leave some hellos in the comments section!