Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Lots and lots of people at the zoo
Today we were invited by my friend Tina to meet up at the zoo. It was a beautiful day for it. She has 3 kids of her own and is watching 3 kids of a friend so we had a good sized group. It was super crowded today with the great weather and the forecast not as good the rest of the week. There were also busloads of school kids there for end of year field trips. In the beginning of our time at the exhibits, it wasn't very fun because everyone was shoulder to shoulder in the crowds (at the monkey house, the lions, the tiger) once we got past that part it eased up and we were able to enjoy it. We had a nice lunch together but just as I was coming back from buying a hot dog I saw J falling backwards off the picnic table. He fell onto mulch so physically he seemed okay, but it really upset him in general. It was one of those you can see happening from far away but can't do anything to stop it. On the way home, he fell asleep. He woke up when I was getting him out of the car and says "go to the zoo?" He seemed like I woke him out of a dream so I told him we were home.
After his nap, he was reading his Fire Bear book and all of a sudden I hear this ripping sound. I think the page was already ripped so J was pulling on it ripping it more. I quickly came over and told him sternly that we do NOT rip books and that I was taking the book away. He gets this puckered little pouty face, almost in tears and I just did my best explaining to him why it's a no-no. Then he wanted to go out and play in the sandbox so I asked him how his diaper was and he says "I feel good." We saw the cutest little baby bunny right by the sandbox so we just watched him for a little while. Then I took a couple pictures, he was just too cute. After playing a while, J wanted his fire truck and little people in the sandbox too so I got them from inside. Before daddy came home, I put on our worship CD and he starts singing along, "Hallelujah" and sounded pretty close to pronouncing it.
Dinner went well tonight! Thanks for prayer! J's nap time was a lot earlier so he was up for a while before dinner. An earlier nap may be the key. Before going to the Y, my stomach started feeling off a bit. I was still able to work out but had to take a couple minutes resting here and there. My confession today was that I have been spending too much time on the computer with unproductive things. Just time wasters. So I've been praying that I'd use the time better, especially by keeping a healthy bed time.