Before we even got there 'Livie managed to lose a shoe somewhere at Fiesta while we bought our tickets and some most awesome Flaming Hot Cheetos.
I forgot how packed the zoo could get on a Saturday. Kids everywhere. It seemed as though all were running amok. All except the kids on a leash of course. Now I know I joke around a lot about it but I honestly think putting your kids on a leash is just a little demeaning. Not just to the kid but to the parent as well. I've heard all the arguments for them but in the end I guess I just have to say it's a personal choice for me and I don't think I could do it to my kid. It's a leash no matter what you call it. I'd rather struggle my kiddo into a stroller and have her learn that if she behaves outside of it she can walk around holding my hand. No leash for my kiddos. You can't fool me with that cute monkey backpack - it's still a leash. I couldn't help but laugh and nudge Marcel when I saw one mom being dragged by a team of kids on leashes while she texted on her phone. What would Cesar Millan say about that? Tsk, tsk.
We had a good time. Olivia managed to lose a sock while there and we just barely avoided losing a backup pair of sandals I packed. There was peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for lunch, lots of Cheetos consumed by all, and the kids crashed like rocks once they got in the car. It would have been perfect had Lana been there with us but she had an important date with her mom.
Laura, Lana's momma, had some parties this weekend out of town and wanted Lana to be there when she Ding'ed to Executive Director. So she leveled up and is still whoopin ass and taking names! 'Gratz Laura!!!
My legs hurt. I mean they really ache from all the walking. I guess I should really start getting back into the habit of doing more physical activity. With only Sally now, there's nothing to stop us from going on walks since she's so good on the harness bud -er- I mean leash. ;)
Off to watch some Movies with Marcel before we pass out. Later!