Monday, June 8, 2009
On Saturday we finally escaped from the house thanks to a beautiful sunny day and Grandma's car. It started off with breakfast at the local spot and a quick walk over to the park. It was still wet and soggy from the rain the day before, so we headed home to get the car.
Off to the zoo, carousel, and train. Mike hasn't been there with us in so long and the kids showed him around and introduced him to the animals. They played the role of tour guide so well, "Daddy, this is the porcupine. He is always in the tree sleeping because he sleeps in the day and is awake at night. See that antler at the bottom of the tree? Porcupines like to chew on antlers. Come on daddy, this way!"
Home for naps, although they were aborted pretty quickly. So, riding bikes and jumping on the trampoline rounded out the afternoon. We ordered chinese and ate on the deck. Finally we made a quick run to the ice cream store. I wish I had my video camera with me. Tyler sat between Ella and Drew and they took turns feeding him ice cream. The look on his face was priceless and the giggles were contagious.
As I tucked them in at night and we recapped the day it felt so....good. We did it all, but we were never rushed or stressed. We hit so many fun kid things. It was the kind of day I would dream about while thinking about being a mom.