Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Oh yes, Owen was with us, watching the action from his stroller next to the chair. He got a little fussy after Sophie got her teeth sparkled, so I hopped out of the chair to deal with him while the doctor checked Sophie's teeth too. She very bravely laid there all alone and very compliantly opened her mouth like an alligator for him.
The kids got to play at the nice playground before the concert started. Owen had just as much fun as Sophie did, though he was restricted to playing on the ground.
We haven't gotten a helmet for Owen yet, and, in fact, we think there likely isn't one small enough to fit his tiny melon. Sophie's been wearing the smallest one we could find for the past two years already! And she finally asked Greg the dreaded question: "Daddy, where's your helmet??"
Monday, June 23, 2008
We rode the tractor-pulled wagon back to the main trail, and when we finally got around to the buffalo (for those of you who've been to the big zoo, you know this is WAY out there!), Sophie was ready and asking for lunch. We had to elbow our way through a new exhibit and wait at a new food vendor for an eternity before finally getting our lunches. We were hot and droopy and in need of refreshment, and there were no tables available!! So, we had a picnic on the pavement. We were much revived after our french fries and cheeseburgers.
We were even further revived by joining other drenched children playing in the new water fountain. Well, mostly we played NEAR the new water fountain. Sophie's not a big fan of...well...water. Particularly splashing water. So, she got her toes wet, and was very refreshed.
A little later on we stopped to have a treat. Sophie requested a "colorful" one, which translated into a sno-cone (she'd seen one earlier). It was delicious!
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
There were several other free food samples (Sophie's enjoying some yogurt below), and fun things for kids to do.
Here, Sophie's getting to do some Jackson Pollack painting (splattering) on a big white canvas on the ground. Amazingly, she did not get paint on her dress (it was washable anyway), but both she and Greg got some green freckles from a kid on the other side who was a little wild with his brush.
After lunch we went down to take a closer look at the river. The crowds were getting heavier by then, so Greg was carrying Sophie part of the way. She kept saying, "I'm not tired," while looking like this...
After naptime, we gave Greg his card and presents. Sophie was pointing out the "spider web" and "skunk tail" she had drawn on the card.
And after supper we gave Greg the cookie we'd made for him on Saturday and hidden in the oven until Sunday. Sophie helped to measure the ingredients, pat the cookie out on the stone and decorate it with chocolate chips. She was also to have kept it a secret, but she told Greg about it the second he came home on Saturday. Oh well, it still tasted really good!!