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Zoo Day!

This is a long over due post. I had started at the end of the last school year and thought I better finish it! It’s an example of another one of our adventures! As you read this think May.

Because Charlie had to miss his field trip I took all three kids to the zoo for the day. We haven’t been to the zoo since we moved, so it was going to be a fun day.
They had recently opened a polar bear exhibit. Charlie thought it would be funny to look like he was running from the bear.

I will forever laugh when I see this picture. What a great imagination he has.
I let them ride a camel. They thought it was awesome!

I loved the kangaroo exhibit. It was just a large open field with lots of kangaroos hopping around.

We brought our own lunch of course.
Charlie enjoyed an avacado.

I think Gage was practicing his senior portrait pose.

Tinleigh, of course, enjoyed a bottle.

Then we came to the baboons. Yes, they’re doing what it looks like they’re doing.

There’s a reason i didn’t zoom in.
It couldn’t have been a better day. Took us 5 hours to see everything.  The kids were very good, for the most part. Walking around for 5 hours will take a toll on anyone. It was cool enough that all the animals were out for us to see them. They didn’t have a ton of animals, it was more walking. We can say we’ve seen the zoo now.

We didn’t have any allergy problems all day. I was prepared though. What does an allergy mom pack for a trip to the zoo. Every high energy food she can!

 3 apples

 2 juice pouches

 2 bags of pop corn

 2 containers of cheese and meat

 crackers for both boys

 A Gage safe cookie and sunbutter cups for Charlie

 baby food and formula

Two packs of dry oatmeal for myself. I eat it right out of the pack. It’s quick and easy for me. Then of course our emergency bag. Today I had to add orajel and baby tylenol.

All packed up and ready to go! Thankfully we have a stroller for storing everything.

A days trip to the zoo can be done!

I almost forgot. We were able to buy something to eat and drink at the zoo.

Sprite and Lays chips. I think this may have been the highlight of their day.

October 9, 2012 Posted by | daily life, LIVING | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Most Understanding

I love Charlie’s understanding heart.

He has his first field trip coming up this week at school. They are going to a fish hatchery then fishing. He’s been talking about it for a month. Because of his allergies they require a parent to go along. I have no problem with that what so ever. Being that he is in kindergarten and there’s a lot of them they do not want you to bring siblings. So Nathan agreed he would go. Then we found out it was an all school day trip. Nathan has too much going on to miss a whole day. So now what?
Nathan and I figured out a plan to make things right for Charlie.
Today we were outside, I had just given the boys a popsicle. They were sitting in their gator eating them so I thought I would just tell him.
mommy: Hey Charlie, you know your field trip this week?
Charlie: Yeah! We’re going fishing.  You can go Mom.
mommy: Well Daddy was going to but now he has to work. Remember your teacher said I can’t bring your brother and sister?
Charlie: Oh yeah.
mommy: Well I thought maybe instead of you going fishing with your class I would take you, Gage and Tinleigh to the zoo here!  We haven’t been there yet and I thought it would be fun. Then next weekend Daddy will take you fishing.
Charlie: ok! We can go to the zoo? That’s fine Mom. So I’m not going with my class?
mommy: No buddy, but Daddy will take you fishing.
Charlie: ok!

That was it! He was fine with it and I wasn’t going to keep dwelling on it. I was expecting tears and arguing. He is so laid back and just awesome.
Now I just pray it doesn’t rain Wednesday!

May 6, 2012 Posted by | Charlie's allergies, LIVING | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments


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