Monday, May 21, 2012

" The Zoo de Zoos "

We had no plans for the weekend. I normally work every Saturday but this past one my whole day feel apart. First a no show and then my next clients left me a message over two weeks ago that I never got saying they needed to reschedule due to graduation. UGH... what a day! We went out to lunch and came back home for Amelia to nap. After nap we went back to my salon so I could cut Deric's hair and then stopped for Ice Cream.

Amelia was so excited for ice cream she kept saying "Ice keam, DADDY" and "Go, GO, daddy". It was so funny. I did take a video of her in the car.  She is just getting over "hand, foot, and mouth disease". Poor girl, hence the red rash around her mouth. I felt so bad for her. I know I say it in the video but rest assure, Amelia's face is not sun burned. I have no idea why it looks so red. Her chin yes, is very red from the HFMD but not her cheeks.

Sunday, we figured we would keep Amelia from nursery at Church since she isn't in the clear yet. But we wanted to something fun. Last weekend she was just getting HFMD and had a fever and we  had no clue but glad we stayed in on Mother's Day.

We got up and checked the weather in Tulsa. We have a "zoo" here  close but not a real zoo. We figured she would love it and we were right! She was SO happy all day and was such a good traveler.

It takes a good 1 hour and 45 mins to get there. Amelia slept pretty much the whole way over and back. The weather said it could rain so our backup plan was the aquarium. We will have to go back soon because Amelia got excited to see the fish in tanks at the zoo. I think she liked being able to be pressed right up against the glass. She kept reaching for all the animals... including the bear... nice.

About 1/2 way through the Zoo we stopped for lunch. While waiting in line Amelia reached for the camera. Deric had it around his neck. She instantly started "chessin" it up once Deric started snapping pictures.... what a ham. She will sometimes "ask" for her photo to be taken via iPhone but I have never seen her do that with our nice camera! 

After lunch we walked around more and Amelia seemed to enjoy the second half of the visit more. Even when we waited for over 20 minutes for the sea lion show. We of course we had to go through the gift shop. Amelia found a little suitcase that looked like a giraffe. She started wheeling it around and was in heaven. She didn't need another push around toy in the house and I knew we were going to have to buy it. But I just told her to put it back where it belonged and we then we were going bye-bye. Sure enough she pushed it right back in the correct spot and grabbed my hand to walk out. I  was so proud that not only did she NOT throw a fit but she remembered where she got it from and matched it when there were other suitcase with other animals on it.  

 Overall she was GREAT all day and I can't wait to go back  again. I know she will be enjoying many trips to the zoo. I really REALLY want to go to St. Louis for a long family fun weekend!!


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