Just in case your amazing little memory doesn't remember these last few months of being an only child, I wanted to put into writing some of the fun and special dates Daddy and I have had with you lately. Recognizing that it's only going to get harder and wanting to celebrate the change our family is about to undergo, we've been making an effort to have more Peanut dates. After the crazy cold and snowy winter we had, I made the rule that nice weather days don't go wasted, no matter what. I don't care if the house is a wreck, it messes up your nap schedule, or I can hardly move by the end of the day (sitting with my feet up on my days off is so much harder this time!).
As a result, we've had some pretty amazing days and experiences together lately.
1. We've made the most of our zoo membership with several trips this spring already. I've even gotten ambitious and taken you by myself a few times! Your zoo highlights consist of: (narrated mostly in third person because we can't convince you otherwise right now)
"She saw the rhinos! I want to get closer... I want to kiss the rhinos! And hug 'em!"
"The bridge is bouncy. Hop, hop, hop!"
"The butterfly was on my hand! It tickled. She kissed the butterfly. Fly, fly, fly little butterfly!"
"Little baaaaby elephant! Him's tiny!"
"We ate dots! Pink dots!" (dip 'n dots)
"She pushed the stroller"
"It's a girl lion. She roared!"
"I want to wear glasses like Mommy."
"Them's little baby racoons! Cute little baby ones!" (talking about the lemurs)
"We fed ducks! The ducks ate the bread."
"No, it's Anna's bread!"
But you gave it to the ducks to eat?
"Yea, the ducks ate the bread. And the goose!"
Then Daddy took you for a little walk through the woods at Butler (which pretty much ended up being a walk along the curb when you discovered that), and brought you into my store to get groceries and say hi. You picked out a blueberry lollypop and were pretty darn proud of it. So much so that Daddy was able to use it as bribery to keep you in the cart. After that it was nap time, and apparently Daddy fell asleep in your bed until you grabbed a toy football and chucked it at his face. "She threw the football at Daddy's head!" Eventually you took a nap of your own, then Daddy took you outside to play with the neighbor kids and some of your new outdoor toys. He was hoping to fly a kite, too, but it wasn't very windy, so we still have that on the agenda.
4. Target "dates" are still one of your favorite things to do. Even if it's for 10 minutes to grab a couple specific items, it's all worth it as long as you get to stop and see the red balls out front. Cracks me up! But sure makes for some cute pics and stories (like when you proclaimed to the red balls that you went pee pee on the potty in Target! Then hugged the ball because "the red ball's so proud of you!").
5. Mexican food has become one our favorite places to take you out. Knowing that it's only going to get more challenging with two kids, we try to get out once in awhile and we've discovered that Mexican restaurants are some of the best places to take you. You usually eat an entire bowl of salsa on your own (not mild salsa, mind you), and love the rice and beans. It's great because the salsa doubles as entertainment while we wait for the food. You also really like the lemons that come in the water and tea glasses. (surprisingly enough, I don't have a picture for this one!)