Friday, February 6, 2009

Victory over the Virus!

Gracie and Libby have kicked that nasty cold virus outa here! We are a much happier family now that the littles are back to themselves again.

To celebrate the little girls' return to good health, we decided to have an outing. After two solid weeks of nothing but germs, kleenex, doctors and medicine - we needed some fun! And some fresh air and sun too. So, we went to the zoo! Fuuuuuuuun!

Occasionally, I go to babygroup (breastfeeding support group where not all the moms breastfeed) and there are a few moms in that group who are close to my age. They all have baby boys and they are all first time moms, but that's ok, I forgive them for that because they are all 40ish. Its not often I hear of another mom my age, so to find a whole group of them is a gem! Anyway, these moms planned a zoo outing and I originally said I wouldn't be able to go since the girls were sick and I have homework for school, etc. I didn't want to commit.

What great timing! We needed a fun outing before I lost my mind, and the babygroup was heading to the zoo. Awesome! We loaded up the van and met them there.

It was a beautiful day and we sure had fun seeing the animals. You just can't go wrong with a trip to the zoo! Gracie had a blast and Libby was very attentive all day.

When I first suggested to Gracie that we get our shoes on and go to the zoo, she wanted nothing to do with the idea. No Zoo! Why not, Gracie? "Elephants. Ewww elephants. Elephants poop. Elephants are gwoss. ewww elephant poop" I promised we would look at pink birds and we didn't have to go see the elephants. Ok, she would go to the zoo for pink birds.

Sure enough, she really enjoyed the flamingos and paid no attention to the elephants. Her favorite animal this trip was the camel. Why? Because the camel farted. He really let one rip! It was loud and made his tail flap in the air, wow did that animal stink! Gracie just about laughed her head off! "Camel did a stink!" She gets her sense of humor from her daddy.

Here are a few photos:


Alicia said...

WOW!!! Looks like you had a great time!! I hope that Steve makes some $$ before spring break so we can make our way back to Cali for a week. I am so jealous! That is a lot of strollers all lined up for some fun!!

Wolfpak5 said...

Glad to hear that the littles are healthy again. Your trip to the zoo sounds like the ticket. The photos were great. Amazing what will entertain a little girl, pink birds and farting camels.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

There are lots of moms your age--our kids are just older!

Ya gotta love San Diego in the winter!

Shelley said...

Awww, I love the San Diego zoo. Last time we were there (Oct 2007) we loved the panda exhibit and the koalas! And the sky ride. Fun stuff.

It is hard to find moms with littles when you are of...ahem, in the words of my obgyn, "of advanced maternal age." I ran into that when Kylie was born. I'm glad you found a group to hang with! :)

Kate said...

I'm so glad to hear that the littles are feeling better! I felt so badly for them--and you! The trip to the zoo sounds really fun. Poop and farts--what could be better?

The way it's going, I could be in your 40ish moms group. My doctor just had her 3rd at 41. Her ob/gyn said that SHE was the oldest mom in the world at 43. ;)