Saturday, March 20, 2010

A beautiful day....sorry we're closed.

What the heck is up with a Zoo that closes at 4pm on a 70 degree Saturday, in Oregon?!?!?! Do they think we get a lot of these kind of days here...lame. It was OK though we decided to walk over to the Arboretum and Memorial park next to the zoo. We unleashed the trio for a good hour, they were all over the place, but didn't wander too far from us. Another Dad with his little girl, 27 or 28 month old Juniper, came over a short while after we got there. She was a cutie, the trio really wanted to be friends, they didn't even take it hard when she told them 'no' or 'move' and generally made it known that she did not want to be friends with them LOL Man an hour of watching three little kids expend tons of energy sure makes one tired.

Wonder what the kids will think this summer when they encounter fountains that are actually turned on.

Lily Bug taking a stroll.

Xan and Dad hightailing it back.

The trio meet Juniper.

Hayden doesn't understand why she keeps telling her 'no' and why they can't be friends.

Hayden tried to climb up.

Xander was the only one to make it.

I think this was their first time seeing pebbles...they kept trying to eat them, yuck.

Daddy helps Hayden walk on a big wall.

I watched the movie Beaches today, it's an old favorite that I have seen a number of times, but today was the first time since having the trio. The movie always made me cry, but man now that I have kids watching her spending her last days with her daughter, and having to count on someone else to tell her daughter all about her as she grows up...I bawled like a baby and hugged my kids like crazy. Everything concerning kids touches me so much more deeply now that I have children. I never was OK with anyone being mistreated, but now that I am a Momma I understand how you could literally kill someone for harming your child. There was a spot on the news last night that a nanny cam caught this families nanny abusing their 11 month old. She threw and kicked stuff at him as he sat there helplessly, then walked over to him and smack him in the head so hard he fell over, then she grabbed him up shook him like a rag doll and plopped him down on the floor very hard...I actually wanted to kill this bitch. I can't even imagine how much of this goes on in the world, so scary...I am so thankful that I am able to stay home with the trio. Nanny cams people, invest in nanny cams!!!!

Last note...Xander is still trying our patience. This is how I found him this morning, thank goodness his diaper was still on. He had unzipped his sleeper and only had the feet part still on. This boy...

My other sunshines this morning :)

1 comment:

Krajcimama said...

So many things hit me harder now that I have kids - I hate that I cry at the drop of a hat or become overly anxious about the smallest thing. It's insane how much I love my children. The thought of anyone hurting any of them makes me crazy! I don't think I would have been able to watch a Nanny doing that - and if it was my child I would have probably killed her.