So, yesterday Stu and I had off from work. Somehow, I thought day care was also closed. So, we had a little lie-in, as much as Ashlin can be talked into, anyway. Watched some Blues Clues, Peg + Cat, Dinosaur Train. Had some lunch – Teagan ate a Bologna sandwich! – and a nap/quiet time.
After naps, we bundled up the girls in some layers – sweaters! and hats, scarves, mittens (on a string!) – and headed to the zoo. We met up with E and her dad, and the girls had fun wandering the zoo. Looking for tigers and pigs. Trying to look at the prairie dogs through the tunnels – Ashlin is still a bit too short! We even had a carousel ride, though only one, as it was closing time. I think the operator ran us a little longer than normal. She was very nice. Although Teagan understood why we only had one ride, neither Ashlin nor E did. There were some tears then.
Driving home, we got stuck in a bit of traffic. Enough that the possible short afternoon nap did not get to happen. We ate dinner, snuggled on the sofa and then put the girls up a tinsy bit early – to compensate for the lack of nap.
This morning, Ashlin was up at her usual not-quite-as-stupid early, though Teagan slept in! Late! Thinking her light was on, I went into her room to have her join Ash and I for breakfast. But instead, ended up waking her up. By mistake. Oops. We try very hard to have them sleep as long as possible.
There were some tears this morning as we bundled them up for day care. They wanted to go back to the zoo. With E. And have cookies in the car. And ride the carousel, because this time, it wouldn’t be closing time, it would be open. According to Teagan. Being the mean parents we are, they ended up going to day care. When Stu dropped them off, the caregivers asked why the girls weren’t in yesterday. They were open.
Well, we did have a fun day. A good day.
PS. We’re getting more snow. There’s at least four inches so far, with another possible six to eight to fall over night. Fun!