Archive | July 8, 2013

Gloomy Weekend but Still Awesome

Saturday started out with a walk on the treadmill that ended in a slight trot.

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After breakfast we decided to venture out to find a playground for the Birdie. I love her more than anything in this world, but $6000 for a playground for our backyard is unreal. On to plan B, by a kit and build it ourselves himself. The Bird did have a great time playing in the store. She jumped on a trampoline. I hate trampolines, I think they one of the most dangerous kid activities. The rules clearly stated one child at a time so I let her. She loved it. And she got tired after about 2 minutes and 32 seconds so at least it was short lived.

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After the no go playground store somehow Birdie conned her Dada into taking her to Build A Bear. The last time we took her there she had the biggest meltdown I’ve ever witnessed because she was so afraid of the stuffer. Not a temper tantrum, but a pure sad/scared “give me my unstuffed puppy and get me outta here” meltdown. She would not use the foot pedal but as you can see from the photo she was about 6 inches from the stuffer. Needless to say we walked out of the store with a buddy as she put it for her puppy complete with jelly sandals, pink bows for the buddy’s ears and a frequent member card. Swell.

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We were starving by this point so we stopped at Max and Erma’s and someone ate a big chunk of my soup. I learned last time to get a bowl instead of just a cup!

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Sunday morning we took a trot on the lake trail. Sorry, no photos, the sweat was pouring into my eyes and I’m pretty sure the humidity was 104% at 8 am. After some chores we took the Birdie to a local play zone. I had no idea they had a germ filled cleaned regularly, ball pit. There was no talking her out of it.

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The carousel is always a Birdie favorite!

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The little daredevil asked to try the jumper too! The kid manning the ride was so sweet. As we were deciding or not to let her try, he said, you don’t need a ticket. I’ll let her try it. He helped her on the trampoline and got her all secure with the safety belt and she had a ball. After we were done I went to give him a tip and he said “no thank you” I insisted and he looked around. Not actually sure he was supposed to take it but he totally deserved it. I’m not always so fond of the teenage crowd these days, but he gives teenagers a good name!

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Have a great week everyone!