My husband works nights. He comes home very late/early and of course, does not go right to bed. Do you, when you come home from work? No. You have dinner, watch tv, surf the web, etc. Same with him. So he goes to sleep around 4 or 5 in the morning. A few hours later, Isabel's awake, and I drag myself up an hour or so after that.
But with the men of the house sleeping sometimes until noon or 1 p.m. (the teen because he's a teen), the day is gone. Gone. This is not a blame thing, it's a fact of our lives at the moment.
I work Monday through Friday. I commute, work, commute, come home, cook, clean, work out, watch tv/read, etc. etc. I want my weekends to have some kind of fun to them. Not both days, not every weekend, but at least one day out of every 2 or 3 weekend days, I want to do something as a family. Fun time.
Like I said, rut.
So Sunday morning, I was up with Isabel. I made pancakes, cleaned up and then told Isabel to get dressed - we were going to the zoo.
Please note that the pictures that do not have Isabel in them were taken by Miss Iz with her camera (thanks Titi Brenda.)
|Isabel proclaimed this her best shot.|
We stopped at the new playground area. It was not there the last time we went.
|"That's Wizard's Chess!"|
|Aaaah! She was really scared even though it was fake.|
The day was cool, it was not too full and she and I took our sweet time walking about. We got a soda and a salty pretzel to snack on.
The Zoo also has an area called ZoomAir Treetop Adventures. It looks like so much fun! Isabel is very interested in trying out the two kids courses, climbing though trees and doing the zip line. The fees are separate from the zoo. I think one day we'll go just to try it out.
She and I had a fun Girl's Day at the Zoo.