Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Zoo Fun!

So with Operation: "Bubble" in full effect, for all of not quite two days, I was ready to beat my head against the wall. Yes, not quite two days in. This is gonna be a long week.

I decided the kids (and mommy) needed to get out of the house for a bit for a change of scenery and some fresh air. But since our destination options are rather limited right now, I figured the zoo might be a somewhat safe place to go. Surely animals can't get my kiddos sick, right? Right.

So I packed up the kids and we first stopped at the automatic car wash because our Sienna still had bug corpses from our trip to Cincinnati two weeks ago all over the windshield. I couldn't take it anymore! But imagine my surprise when I went to pay the automated thingyjig and realized: I don't have my debit card!

Snap.

Hubs is SO not gonna be pleased with this one.

I looked everywhere -- wallet, diaper bag, etc. No luck. I called Walmart because I was just there Sunday afternoon. No dice. Not that your typical Walmart shopper would turn in a misplaced debit card (at least not without using it first!). Shoot. Guess I need to call hubs.

I called hubs at work and explained the situation to him. He made sure there weren't any new charges on our online account. Then he was ready to call the bank while I was trying to figure out where else I had used it. He reminded me that we called in a to-go order to a local steakhouse Sunday evening, and I used my debit card there when I went in to pick up our dinner.

I called said steakhouse and, lo and behold, they DID have my debit card! Yay! I'd run by to pick it up later. We finished the car wash and headed to the zoo!

It looked a little bit busier than I would have liked, but I decided since we were there and had no other plans, we'd go ahead and go for it. The kids did well. LO was super-excited to see all the animals. Chase couldn't care less. It was quite a wonderful hour. Yes, after an hour I was spent. Plus, we live in a small town so this was definitely no big zoo.

After the zoo we went to play on the playground for a bit. Then it was time to sanitize the crap out of the kids, get in the Sienna and head home for lunch.

Now they're napping... ((ahhhhhhhh!!!))

And I'm blogging.

And about to take a nap of my own!

I'll leave ya with some pics from today. I love my cute kids! :)




I told ya Chase couldn't care less about his first zoo experience...