Luckily, I have some great friends who help me out of my stupor for occasional play dates. So Thursday, I went to the zoo with my great friend and ex-coworker, Christina. We spent the whole visit chasing our girls--literally. If it wasn't for men, or women without children, I think shock collars for children would have been invented somewhere in the 1700's. We moms would probably be able to cure cancer if we thought it would somehow also make our kids behave and sleep soundlessly through the night.
As it went, I only got a few good shots off. Here's one of the girls watching seals.
Yesterday was a busy day. Anthony got home from D.C., and we all went to City Center Park for a little R&R. Tessa loves being at this fountain, but she WILL NOT get in the water. She hates being splashed. This video is a 38-second slice of pretty much all she did. She gets mad at me at the end because she didn't want to be filmed. So don't tell her I put this on the WORLD-WIDE WEB, OK?
When we got there, she was very excited to get going.
But as she neared the fountain, she stopped to gather her courage.
Jack watched from the sidelines--probably wishing he had teeth for the millionth time.
Eventually, Tessa made her way to the edge of the splash zone.
And even laid down in a puddle so she could get her hair wet.
But, eventually, she decided to come chill and lay out on her towel.
Jack was just excited to get to stand on the picnic table.
Here are a few shots of the two contemporaries:
Anyway, after a nap, we were off again. This time, it was to our date night. I mean for Tessa and I. We are trying to do this once a month. We went to see the new movie, Up, in 3-D. Tessa loves going to the movies, and she was fascinated with her 3-D glasses until about 20 minutes into the movie. Then she took them off and started chewing on them. I guess the blurry scenes didn't bother her. Here we are before the previews started:
It was another fun night for us girls. I will let you know how it goes when it's Daddy's turn in a few weeks.
For now, I am going to go assist my husband. We filled the wading pool outside, and apparently Casey has knocked Tessa over in the water twice. She is not a happy camper.