I have had one busy week I tell ya. The kids are napping this Saturday afternoon, I attemped some gardening in the front yard, but could only successfully sprinkle turf builder and water the front yard. We bought our house in May and before that, the people who lived here were renters, so they didn't keep the yard up and the dirt is so compacted in the planters that you are literally digging up hard clay, some of the soil is fertile, some not so much. Its no fun, but it must be done.
Anyway, I came inside to find the kids asleep, so thought this would be a good time to jot down my week's happenings. Wednesday I hosted play group here at my house. It was fun once again to socialize with other moms, then on Thursday, another mom from the play group, and I, decided to take our kids down the the Heritage Park Zoo in Prescott, AZ. I decided to invite my mother in law along because I knew she would enjoy being with the kids, and I'd have an extra hand to help. Wednesday night, I prepared lunches for our planned park picnic and set everything out to load up in the car since Prescott is about an hour and 45 minutes away.
We left early in the morning, and got there in plenty of time to enjoy the whole zoo and leave by 2 in the afternoon, so we could get home before Hunky Hubs got off work.
It was a quaint little place, not a big zoo at all. Very cute and a great place to take "little kids". When we pulled up, I was trying to get the stroller out and all the essentials we'd need for the day, snacks, sippy cups, hats, glasses, sun block. Thankfully I lathered the kids up before putting them in the car (but forgot myself). Anyway, it took like 15 minutes to get them out, in the stroller and the stroller loaded up, and even longer to unload it after the trip. I planned on putting sunblock on, in the parking lot, but seeing as people were waiting on me, I forgot.
After that we moved on to other reptiles, including snakes. Sophia was excited about the reptiles, J myster, not so much, he did not want to go near them. Later though after lunch, when they were showing off a python, J got a little braver because Sophia was so excited about it.
But at around 2pm, we had seen all that the zoo had to offer, so we packed up the kiddos, bribed them with peanut butter and jelly rolls and headed back up North.
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