I think I caught the stomach flu that Susan had earlier. Seth had a horrible night cooperating last night. I don’t know what the problem was. Logan refused to eat any baby food at daycare today. He ate all the table food they gave him and drank his milk out of a sippy cup. He also insisted on holding the bottle when I gave him his bedtime bottle. Seth went 7 days without an accident so tonight he got a dragon castle that I found at the used kid’s stuff store as a reward.
It was a special date night for my birthday. We went to Color Me Mine and we each painted something. I picked a canister to use as a candy jar at my desk. Susan picked a little flower-shaped jar to put loose change in. After we were done we went to Camille’s for a light supper, then we went to Menards to pick up a few things for the house. We wrapped up the night with a stop at Coffea for dessert, and were home shortly after 10. For us, that’s quite a night!
Sunday we stopped at Ace to get dirt, containers, a hose and nozzle. Susan wants to start a container garden. We also bought strawberry plants and flowers for our two existing containers from last year.
Yesterday Seth started in his new room at daycare. He was very apprehensive and cried when I dropped him off, so I stayed with him for about 5 minutes. He calmed down, but started crying again when I stood up to leave. The same thing happened this morning. We will have to see what happens tomorrow as they are taking a field trip to Sertoma Park.
Logan is pulling himself to a standing position with just about anything he can grab that is stationary. He also figured out how to push the buttons on top of Seth’s little toy John Deere tractor and he found that extremely amusing.
The plan was to leave at 11AM and then go to the Children’s Museum, but we got a half-hour late start, and decided just to go to the hotel and go swimming instead. We had the pool all to ourselves. Seth had so much fun he didn’t want to quit. After we got cleaned up, we went down for the Manager’s Reception and then we went to the in-house restaurant. Seth discovered he really likes Maraschino cherries — they put a couple of them in his glass when Susan got him a “cherry 7-up”. The service was painfully slow in the restaurant, especially considering we were the only ones there. After we ate we went back to the room to get the kids to bed. Logan was asleep by 9-ish, but Seth was stalling. He was just starting to nod off at 10:15 when the fire alarm went off. We exited the building via the fire stairs and sat in the car to stay warm. Logan woke up and Seth watched a movie. Once we got the “All clear”, we went back to our room. Turns out that some moron on the 6th floor hung some clothes on the sprinkler head in his room. This despite the fact that you have to really reach to hang your clothes on the sprinkler head, and there is a sign right below it warning you not to. The water flooded rooms 611, 511, 411, 311, 211 and one of the banquet rooms. I bet that will be an expensive lesson.
We got a late start Monday morning and ended up arriving at the zoo at 10AM instead of 9. We went to the Desert Dome first, then the Lied Jungle, and the Aquarium. After that we ate lunch and visited the Ape Valley. We went to the petting zoo and petted some goats, then Seth and Logan rode on the Carousel. Everyone was rather tired at that time so we headed back to the entrance. We got in the car and noticed one tire was low, so we stopped at a gas station to check it, but they didn’t have an air hose. We hopped on the interstate and got off at the next exit that had a gas station and found a hose. We ended up stopping three more times on the way home. Logan didn’t sleep as good on the return trip.