Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The Tenth Week Of Summer

The last day of my current nanny job was Tuesday.  I have this week off, so I'm taking Monday and Tuesday to get things done around the house while Dylan goes to his grandparents.  I'm so excited to actually accomplish a few things.

Speaking of accomplishing things, I have come to the conclusion that it is impossible to go anywhere in this city right now without hitting construction.  If I had a picture of the mess I was in Wednesday I would show you... then I would hit one of the many construction workers who were standing around over the head with a "Road Work Ahead" sign.  It took me 1 hour and 20 minutes to get to my in-laws to drop Dylan off (which should have taken 30 minutes).  Dylan is fine in the car... until the car comes to a complete stop.  Then there is whining, whining, WHINING!  I was a complete ball of stress, and that was BEFORE my gynecologist appointment.  WHEE!

Thursday night we met Jim at the zoo for "Members Night".  The zoo was just open to members from 6:30-9, and they had $1 food specials and free carousel rides.  I thought it was a great idea of mine, since it would be cooler to walk around at night.  I forgot about the 7:30 crazies.  Exactly one hour before bedtime Dylan has a last burst of crazy energy.  So, while I certainly wouldn't call it "relaxing", we still enjoyed it.

Friday we visited my grandfather, and I babysat for the new family I'm going to be working for.

Saturday, I met a friend for lunch.  Then, Jim and I took Dylan to Twin Lakes Park, where he had his first row boat ride.  I had the bright idea to get him ice cream, "so he'll have something to entertain him on the boat".  Not one of my better ideas.  It was so hot, that it was melting at an alarming rate -all over Dylan,  the boat, and his life vest.  We firmly established the fact that if Jim and I were ever to go on The Amazing Race, and a row boat challenge was involved we would most definitely lose.  I tried to row for a while, and let's just say, we would still be out there going in circles at this very moment if Jim hadn't taken over.  It was fun, though, and we can cross one thing off Dylan's Bucket List.

("Here, Mommy, I'll help you").

(Our Hero)

After that, we went to my parent's church for a carnival.  Dylan bounced in the bouncy house, played a bunch of games, played on the playground, and got a balloon animal.

(Isn't this a cute idea?  A pig race!  The orange pig?  That is losing?  That would be mine).

(This is "Mr. Fat" - the Bee)


feather said...

that pic of the rhino is awesome. i've enjoyed catching up on your summer weeks...great idea for documenting the season. it's also fun to see you in the pictures!

The Girls' Mommy said...

I'll do the Amazing Race with you!! We'd rock.

How did you make the pigs race/move?

blue china studio said...

Gorillas! One of my very favorite animals.

Sounds like you had a good time at the zoo, except for the rowing perhaps?

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

You're having such an awesome summer! Glad you have a new job to start and I hope it all works out. I just love all the photos, by the way. What a great online scrapbook! I hope you back up your blog and print out pages, etc. so you can keep these always!

Brooke G. said...

Hey, is there a better place to get the crazies?? I mean, the Zoo, it is perfect :D My kids get a little nutty post-dinner/pre-bedtime. They can usually be found doing laps around our house. Whatever burns off some steam :D

Anonymous said...

1. YEAH for the new job! I know how much you were stressing, and I am so glad it has worked out!

2. How fun to go to the zoo after hours! I love the shots of the animals!

3. Momma, you look HAWT! Seriously - you look terrific.

4. How was the GYN? Were any, um, specific issues talked about?