Mandy wanted to take Zachary to the festival to see Me & My Monkey (local Beatles tribute band). We decided to load everyone up and make a day of it. 3 adults, 2 kids, no problem. And we actually did manage to have a great time. Sophie only cried a little and it was a wonderful day! Thanks Mandy for suggesting it!!
Sophie's 8 months old now, so it's time for her first zoo outing. We took our zoo to the zoo today and they had a great time! We went with Ashley, Alex, Jenny, Dylan and Jovie. The mommies quite enjoyed the adult company and the kids enjoyed being kids with other kids. I think my favorite part was watching Zachary with the other boys just running and having fun. My least favorite part was getting pooped on by a bird. (PS - I am NOT kidding!)
The Easter Bunny visited our house last night and hid some eggs. Zachary enjoyed hunting for them and seeing the treats in his easter basket. Sophie enjoyed chewing on a plastic egg. I'm sure she'll be more excited next year. We enjoyed a nice breakfast at home and made it to church on time in our nice clothes (whew!). The kids were happy to stay in the nursery (double whew!) and we had a relaxing Easter church service. After church we cruised on over to my parents' home for Mom's birthday lunch. This is the second time in 5 years that my mom's birthday has been on Easter. We had a great lunch (thank you Mom and Dad) and visited for a while. Sophie fell asleep and then we brought Zachary home. Hoppy Easter Everyone!
We participated in our first family 5k this morning. It's Race for the Cure Day in Fort Worth and we headed downtown to participate. Sophie is not a fan of the stroller and Zachary was not a fan of the wind, but we did ok. I think around mile 3 we took a short cut and then around mile 4 we broke from the pack to go back to the car. My babies just couldn't make it and we didn't want to subject our walking mates to their screaming any more. Zachary and Steve did run up the big hill at 10th and Forest Park and I pushed the stroller most of the way, so I am proud of those accomplishments.
Things we learned for next time:
Make sure all participants are well fed.
Make sure all participants are dressed warmly/cooly enough.
Make sure all participants have used the restroom prior to leaving the house.
Know key "escape routes" from different parts of the race.