Sunday, July 13, 2008

We're going to the zoo zoo zoo...

well that is the song we were singing yesterday anyway. We decided, on a whim, to take the kids to an amusement park/zoo in the Big City for the day.

And THIS was the only animal we saw

The lack of animal viewing was all because of these - amusement park rides. Once the kids saw them in the park the zoo animals were forgotten. Well until it was too late to look at animals of course – then they were all sad they hadn’t seen the animals. – ahhh there is nothing like disconsolate children to end a day :-)

Lauren was a little reluctant to ride on anything at first but then lightened up and embraced her adventurous side.a>

Of course she who loves to live on the edge was all over everything. I was impressed with the way she followed the traffic rules while driving the electric kiddy cars - she did keep running into walls and curbs but at least she obeyed the stop signs. Driver’s Ed should be a fun experience.

Once we got home and the kids settled into bed we watched a little TV, The HoTY gave it up about 11:30 and went up to bed and I had every intention of being there shorty but then it started - Terms of Endearment. I don’t know how many times I’ve seen this movie but I get sucked in every single time I happen to land on it while channel surfing. The ultimate chick flick. And of course I went to bed sobbing – I KNOW! It isn’t like I don’t know how it’s all going to end – but from the moment she has her kids come to her hospital room until the end of the show I am sobbing like a baby. I can’t help myself. It’s so sad and no matter how many times I watch the ending is never happy – SIGH – but I keep hoping.

All in all a good day was had by all and everyone slept until 9:30 this morning - WooHoo!

Okay, that’s it. I’m out. Tonight I’m going to bed – early. No sad movies. Seriously!


Amy said...

I love the coordinating pastel shirts. Good thinking. :-)
I got goosebumps when I thought about T.O.E. and the hospital scene and Debra Winger's voice. That one does suck you in every.time.

Maija said...

What a fun day! Those twirling tea cups make me puke!