Thursday, June 19, 2008

The bad situation that turned good, then bad again

After swim lessons we had plans to go back to the zoo with a big group of mommies and kids. It didn't work out that way. We had this particular day set up a week ago, with no idea what the weather was going to be, and it turned out to be THE PERFECT DAY to go to the zoo. Reasons: blue skies, sunshine, and temps no higher than 75. It really wasn't warm enough to go swimming, and the animals wouldn't stink as bad, so why not go to the zoo?

There was a line as soon as we got off the highway, which meant that we'd have to wait in line for over a mile--not fun. After 20 minutes of sitting still, I called one of the mommies and we left for Sawyer Point down on the river. It had been a long time since I'd been there, and I'm not sure if the boys had ever visited it.

We walked down to the river and watched the boats, then started walking to the other end of the park to have our lunch. Seeing as everyone was at the zoo, we pretty much had the place to ourselves. We found a shady area with a curved bench for us to sit on for lunch. No sooner had everyone a sandwich in their hand, Charlie vomits down the front of himself. He just stood there and a waterfall came flowing down, soaking his clothes. I stripped him down and tried to get the other two to quickly eat so we could get going.

This is a picture of the poor baby two seconds later--laughing. I guess he's not feeling that bad. So, Lou and Ben eat a bit and I let them go to the playground because they hadn't even set foot on it yet. Charlie relaxed in the stroller while the other two went on slides and climbed on the many levels of the jungle gym.

We'll have head back down to Sawyer Point again soon. Our visit was too short and there's so much to do!

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