Saturday, September 26, 2009

We had a really long day (Part 1).

We woke up at the crack of dawn to get ready for our day. I had a whole three hours of sleep, and mostly sleep walked through gathering what we needed for the day. P had his usual coffee, and I needed 44 ounces of cold caffeine to keep awake. SS was up by 3:30 a.m., but was still a trooper (she slept during most of the drive). She was SO happy to be back in her real carseat, and caressed the liner to make her point. In two hours SS went from this... this.
We thought being back in her second rate carseat and with less space to boot (she's never been in P's car), would sour SS's mood. Her carseats do not fit rear facing, and even though P and I were concerned about her safety, SS had a grand old time. For the first time in fifteen months, she had the same view as us. Check out SS's feet, those are real shoes. Last time she wore shoes was on August 4. It's been sandals and flip flops during the bulk of the summer. We realized that SS is about to outgrow her Chucks and has hardly worn them. One cool thing about having a blog is finding information like that. Of course I did not remember the date off the top of my head. But all I had to do is look through the archives.

What is one to do on a Saturday at 8:00 a.m., when one's body is screaming "get me the hell back in bed." We took SS for a big breakfast. The picture below shows the yummy breakfast SS scored for a mere 99 cents. Yep, that is from the kid's menu.

Once SS's tummy was full, we headed to a kiddie park I found Online. One thing we liked about it is that adults are only allowed in the park if they have a child under 13. No idea how they enforce it though. It was blistering hot at that early hour, but we enjoyed ourselves and plan to return.

SS liked the pirate ship

Pirates and slides are a good combo.

Crooked house.

P liked the lion water fountain but SS would not get near it. She did roar from a safe distance.

Teeter totter with Baba. Only way she would try it.

A big first for SS. She hung on for about a minute. I think the only reason she braved it is because it is a dolphin. SS loves anything that is connected to water.

See, she even kissed her new friend.

Guys, you are bailing me out, right? I'm too beautiful to be behind bars.

After all that fun, and not caring that it was 104 degrees, we went for a walk. Look at my feet. Really dumb move on our parts, and we both have the blisters as souvenirs. Next time, we are wearing shoes.

Pretty cool natural pool, that was sadly closed for the season. The creek water was very tempting. Since we could not take a dip, we drove SS to visit an old (a whole month old) friend.

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