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A Two Birthday Weekend

5 Feb

Mom’s birthday is later this week so we headed to Annapolis on Saturday for presents and lunch. Miss H was expecting Grandmom to have the ‘bear bus’ at her house because she now thinks that happens for everyone’s birthday. Kerry and I tried to explain several times that there would be no bus but she was not convinced. To her, it was a party and there would be a bus.

She was very excited to give Grandmom her presents. So excited, that she told her what was in the box (with a full bunny-hop demo since part of her gift was a bunny dish) and then unwrapped it for her. Luckily, Mom thought it was funny.

We got some yummy pizza for lunch and gelato for birthday dessert. It was all really good!

Mom discovered this new kids haircut place (Pigtails and Crewcuts) but the wait was way over an hour so once again Miss H has not gotten her hair cut. Her bangs are so long and she has refused to cooperate the last two times we have been to our normal location. We might have to take a trip to Annapolis (and make an appointment) because they had airplane chairs that she might sit in for her bangs to be trimmed.

We headed back home to make lasagna and cupcakes since we were having friends for dinner.

Then today, it was another birthday party! This time we headed to the National Zoo for a party at the Rainforest Room. Miss H did a great job of convincing everyone that we had failed to feed her before we arrived. She managed to eat every raspberry and blackberry available plus a bagel.

All the kids got a safari hat but Miss H insisted that Kerry wear the hat.

We all got a tour of the Amazonia area and got to see lots of frogs, snakes, fish and stingrays.

Miss H loved all the fish. Well, except for the piranha that head butted the glass when Miss H had her face to close to the glass. I was trying to prevent her from beating on the glass so I did not get a picture but she quickly pointed her finger at him and said, ‘bad fish!’ Lucky, there was thick glass between the two of them.

We went into the rainforest and got to see birds, monkeys and more reptiles. Then it was time for cake! We all had a great time at the party and the zoo and I would definitely recommend booking a party there. The staff was great with the kids and all the kids had a great time.

On our trek back to the car, we hung out with the cheetahs for a few minutes.

Hope everyone had a great weekend! 




The End of the Year

31 Dec

It has been quite a year! I need to work on my yearly round up post but for now I will just fill you in on what we did this week.

Grandpa left on Tuesday morning and then Miss H and I headed to Annapolis to see a high school friend and then went out with Mom. My friend from high school has two kids, a daughter close to Miss H and a son who is only five weeks old. We had fun catching up with them and Miss H made a new friend. It is fun to see Miss H play with my friend’s kids! We hung out with them for part of the morning and then it was nap time at their house.

Every time we go to Annapolis, Miss H remembers the train at the mall. So, off we went to ride the train. Waiting at the station with Grandmom…

Besides riding the train, we did a little shopping, played on the slides and ate some yummy gelato. It was a great way to spend a rainy Tuesday!

Wednesday we took the tree down and I can’t remember what else we did. I think we ran errands all day.

Thursday, we had a play date with a friend who lives close by. Miss H was so excited to go over to Hunter’s house and Hunter was equally excited to see her. They played with his new train, cars, crayons and markers while Amber and I caught up about the holidays and enjoyed coffee. The best part was the hats they dug out. Not sure how we got them to pose the same.

Miss H seems to like her picture taken now after months of saying, “NO pictures!!”

On Friday, we needed to go to my office to utilize the copier and printer 🙂 Miss H had fun drawing, meeting some of my co-workers and getting several snacks, cereal and juice in our kitchen. We only intended to be there for a few minutes but it turned in to 90.

We are still having unseasonably warm weather so after the office visit, we headed over to Roosevelt Island to burn some more energy.


It is a great place for picking up sticks, digging for rocks and Miss H claims that it is a ‘jungle.’

Finally, today was a trip to the zoo because the weather was still great. And, 60 degrees seems to be the perfect weather for the zoo because all the animals were out. Miss H spotted a cow at the petting zoo and immediately was impressed with our selection of places to visit.

Plus, they had donkeys.

Next, we headed to see if we could get a glimpse of any of the lions or tigers and we were lucky because they were all out. The big cats were just lounging around and had a nice size audience.

We saw gorillas (plus a baby), a dragon (Komodo), lots of types of invertabraes, prairie dogs, zebras and a big elephant. The elephant seemed to like his audience because he came right up to the fence.

All the walking at the zoo made someone really tired. We got our first nap in months!

Tonight, we enjoyed a nice lasagna dinner and will be asleep when the calendar changes over to the new year. Hope everyone had a great 2011 and best wishes for 2012!