Tuesday, January 8, 2008


This morning's thick fog finally lifted so Gracie and I got out today. Yay! We were both getting way too bored at home.

First we went to the college. Elevators freak her out so in my infinite wisdom Hopeless... decided to let her walk the stairs while I be-bop the stroller up or down the stairs - whichever way we were going. Well, that's sure a lot of work!!! I worked up a sweat because every flight of stairs Gracie would go up for a while, then down, then up, then down.... and I only had one hand to manage the stroller on the stairs so I could hold her other hand.

I finally decided she could scream all she wants in the elevator.

We stood in line behind 30 or so people. That was fun! Gracie threw her toy a million times and said UH OH and then someone would pick it up and give it back to her. She'd search out her next victim and do it again. Fun times! I was just glad she found something to do so she quit fussing about waiting in line forever. Tuition paid, mission accomplished!

After we left, we stopped at In-n-Out for a bite. A Double-Double is diet food, right? Gracie had fries and lots of ketchup.

I decided she put up with enough of me that she deserved a trip to the SD Wild Animal Park. It's only about 10 miles from the college and it was still pretty early in the day. So we went there. It was awesome! A weekday in January is a great time to go - we almost had the place to ourselves! We had a blast - saw lots of birds (her favorite) and quacked at ALL of them! Gracie chased a duck till she finally caught it and then it bit her. She really pouted about that. So we went into the petting area and pet the deer. Gracie is more like a sheepdog running and herding them. Back to the aviary.

She slept all the way home. I wanted to! I'll post pictures later. But we had a great time together and we both really needed an outing.


Holly said...

What a good mom you are! Post pictures, I'd love to see some sunshine. We're snowed in here... And I miss In N Out burgers. They haven't made it to Idaho yet...

Steve and Alicia said...

Sounds like you had so much fun! I wish that we lived closer so we could do stuff like that during the day. I want to see pictures too!!

We have a place called Chadder's here in utah and it is so a fake In N' Out burgers, so at least I don't crave them anymore!!!

Shelley said...

Awww, we were just at the SD zoo in October, and it was awesome. It would be great to live so close. I know what you mean about the outings too...if Kylie and I just stayed home all day on the days she's not in preschool, we'd drive each other crazy! Well, mostly she'd drive me crazy, but you know what I mean.

onthegomom said...

Wow, that sounded like a GREAT day! If we wanted to go to the zoo here we would have to bundle up A LOT.. the HIGH here is like 20!