Saturday, August 28, 2010

Date With Daddy/ Date With Mommy

Story's counts are low, so she and Daddy decided to plan a date at home today. The girls and I needed something to do, so I asked Story if it would be okay with her if we went to the zoo. We had been planning to go and get a family membership the last time she had to go into the hospital. She said it was fine with her (that kid is SO easy going!). She and Daddy stayed home together and had a great time! They had a tea party, watched Cinderella, ate lunch, played some games and even made homemade play dough to surprise sisters.
Meanwhile, sisters and I went to the zoo. What was I thinking? Seriously!!! There are two things very wrong with the decision to go to the zoo: 1. It is August and it is HOT! I don't do well with heat and neither to my children! We gripe and complain and wonder why anyone would be out in it if the had a choice. 2. It was a Saturday. Seriously!!! We don't do stuff like go to the zoo on a Saturday! That is one reason we home school, so we can go to the zoo on Tuesday morning while everyone else is at school and work. We don't do well with crowds of people!
We really had a good time at the zoo, but next time we will be visiting in the middle of the week when it is cooler! Hopefully, Daddy and Story will be with us!
Here we have Miss Hollywood and Cadence
Cadence had her head turned toward the camera, but her eyes were looking somewhere else. I kept trying to get her to look. This is her, 'I am looking at the camera Mama, take the blank picture' look.
Cadence wanted me to take a picture of this zebra, so I had to include it.
They have to coolest playground! I got the girls to pose by this hippo and Cadence was starring at someone or something.
She didn't even realize Lyric was gone and I had already taken the picture, so I got to take another of just her. This time she actually looked and smiled!
They had a pretty cool contraption for the kiddos to climb through.
Lyric had to come back and help Cadence.
They then decided they were going to climb across this huge rope bridge.
This is how they started out and I didn't think there was anyway they would make it through!
They decided to split up or maybe Lyric decided she didn't want Cadence dragging her down. In this picture Cadence is saying, "Mama, you come with me. I'm scared!"
Lyric started to make some progress and Cadence realized Mama really wasn't coming.
She got to this point and stilled yelled for me to come because she was scared.
They eventually made it to the end. There was a little ten year old girl who helped them towards the end. I don't think she had to help them much physically, but I could hear her giving them pep talks along the way.
After we played, we ended our day at the zoo and went out to eat some pizza.
We told Daddy and Story about the cool play ground and how we couldn't wait to take them next time!

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