After getting only 2.5 hours of sleep last night (combined with the 3.5 the night before), I drug my butt out of bed this morning, packed up the kids and headed down to the zoo. Our local Christian radio station was hosting 'family day' and so it was going to be a little extra special. I decided against all odds to try it.
We had a blast, spending more hours there than anticipated. The girls did great - behaved beautifully, and even stopped to let me rest and relax on many occasions.
They enjoyed the animals, rode the carousel, and trialed dipping dots for the first time. There was no whining, fighting or temper tantruming.
After the zoo, we decided our day wasn't done and spent a 1/2 hour on the obnoxious swan paddle boats. I have wanted to do this forever and was so thankful that the attitudes by all today allowed us to successfully paddle the boat over the entire 'pond' without incident.
We came home, barely had time to warm up leftovers, and then packed it up again for swimming lessons. I felt bad for barely even allowing them to breathe today, but the girls stuck with me. I couldn't have asked for a better day (well maybe a little more sleep would have been nice.)
What did you do to today? More importantly, was it memorable?