My husband is apparently working rather late tonight and since I’m now very bored, I thought I’d post pretty pictures from the week and talk about random stuff. Sound fun?
Wednesday morning I took the kids to the beach, and by beach I mean a local park situated near a local lake. With sand. Before you start feeling sorry for me though I should also mention there is a playground and a zoo and that all three are free, including parking. I know. It’s awesome.
The weather was glorious, in the high sixties or so with a slight breeze. The kids mostly just played in the sand, though MM and some of the other older kids (you know, the five year olds) ran into the water around knee-deep to look for worms and get good sandcastle sand and such. Boy stuff.
He even convinced one of the guys working the snack bar to help him make a fishing pole out of a stick and then of course proceeded to try fishing. Luckily no fish were caught.
We purposely parked kinda far away to sneak in a walk so I’d be forced to get some exercise that day. It was at least 1/4 mile from the place we parked to the beach. Along the way we went over two of these pretty bridges with lily pads galore in the water below. MM was fascinated.
I started to feel kind of tired on the walk back and decided to put the kid to work, which surprise surprise he thought was the best thing ever. Sometimes kids are pretty great.
After we went to the beach and got back to the car, I was kinda starving. It was nearly noon and we’d been gone since 9:00am. Of course I hadn’t packed a lunch. I decided that it couldn’t be avoided. We needed to grab lunch before we went home because mommy was getting the I Had a Smoothie For Breakfast Shakes (dieting is dumb). So we went to the zoo which has a food court thingy. How much of a fun mom am I? The beach and the zoo in one morning? I know!
I figured while I was busy being the World’s Coolest Mom, that this would be a fun day to get the kids a souvenier from the gift shop, something I hadn’t really done yet because we visit this zoo a few times a year. But today was the day and I got each kid a small toy.
BB got the softest most adorable polar bear in the universe. She calls it puppy. Then when I tell her it’s a polar bear and ask her what polar bears say she gleefully shrieks “ROAR!” Love her.
They are basically inseparable now. It’s just understood that Polar Bear Puppy goes wherever BB goes, period. No questions asked.
You don’t see me complaining.
BB will be turning 2 this coming Thursday. Some days I can barely wrap my mind around this fact. Other days I’m pretty sure she’s already fourteen or so.
Her doctor’s office sent me this mile long questionnaire to fill out before her 2nd year physical next week. It asks questions like “Does your child stack seven small blocks on top of each other?”
Usually BB is the one knocking down the blocks so I wasn’t really sure and decided to try it out. Wouldn’t you know, the kid actually did it? I mean, it still counts even though the stack fell over within seconds of placing the 7th block right?
I’ll be reviewing these adorable HABA blocks at Mommas Review soon. They have been a big hit around here, especially with the 5 year old who has been keeping busy building cities and houses and bridges, checking the back of the box to see if his buildings look like the one in the “instructions”. I’m thinking pretty soon I can get him to start assembling my furniture for me because he’s pretty adamant about “following the instructions” to make sure everything is built right.
Well, it looks like I ran out of pictures, so I guess I’ll go watch tv and hope my husband’s work lets him come home soon. Have a great weekend!