July 2, 2011

A Visit to the Zoo!

We had a lovely, albeit HOT, trip to the zoo this morning.  Members get in early the first Saturday of the month so we loaded up and headed to visit the animals. 

We are soaking up the time when we can get out as a family of three.  Our days leaving the house together are numbered and Kate loves the zoo so today's visit was a no brainer!  I put Kate in her precious custom smocked 4th of July dress and we headed out.

A lot of the animals were out.  I enjoyed looking at them.  And Alex and Kate enjoyed people watching?  I guess the other zoo goers were more interesting that the cheetah or my camera?

But Kate did enjoyed watching the chimps!

It was so incredibly hot that we didn't see that much.  After the chimps we went to an indoor exhibit to cool off.  Kate had a blast watching an otter and even crawled through the tunnel in the middle of the piranha tank.

I went through it with her.  I'm going to go on the record and say that the tunnel is not mom sized.  I'm pretty sure the poor little girl behind me is forever scarred at the view of my behind.

While cooling off, we notice that a not so lovely smell was following us around.  I knew it was hot; but I also knew I was generous with my deodorant application before leaving the house.

After verifying that it was not me, we realized that it was Kate.  And that she was seeping out of her diaper. 

Yep, Kate had a blowout.
At the zoo.

I guess she wanted to be one with the animals and smell like shit the great outdoors.

We made a stop at the bathroom to change her on our way out.  It was bad - her bloomers were covered in poo.  It may or may not have taken me most of today to realize that I kept smelling poo because it was all over my shirt from carrying Kate post blowout. 

Blowout aside, it was a great little family outing!

Kate took a great nap when we got home!  I took advantage of a sleeping baby and heading out for a pedicure and eyebrow wax.  I cannot even beging to explain how much I needed some "me" time!  It was glorious - my kindle, Starbucks, and peanut m&ms all while getting one of the best pedicures I've had in a while!  Bliss!

We had a fun afternoon at home!  Kate decided to play with Ollie for a bit and really got into throwing the ball for him!

Alex and I cannot stop laughing at this picture!  It looks like Kate is on a mission to hurt Ollie with his ball!

Kate cheesed it up for the camera!

And these curls!  They are so beautiful!  I am so happy, yet so sad, about these sweet curls!  I hope they come back to us after Kate's transplant!

I hope everyone continutes to have a great holiday weekend!  We have several things planned over the next few days that I will be sure to blog about!

And, I know I've said it a million times, but I really will post an update on our donor search soon!


kim said...

This made me LOL! I am glad you all had a great day! I love her curls, too. :)

Genna said...

I love her curls, three. And i bet it grows back in even curlier.

And if it makes you feel any better, Anna's 1st public blow out was at the boardwalk on the Jersey Shore. In her cast.

But I lol'd at the tunnel experience. You're too funny.

Megan and David said...

I'm glad you had a fun trip to the zoo!

It always takes me a while to realize I'm covered in no judgement here : )

Jessica said...

LOVE her dress! I am cracking up at the blow out fun you had! It's always the best when you realize you're both covered in poop & have been for who knows how long!

Thanks for telling me about that vendor. I just "liked" them on FB. I love all those smocked & monogrammed stores that have facebook pages. :)

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