Friday, August 12, 2011

McKenna, Cooper and Mommy's Week O' Fun

Since this is my last week of freedom (I go back to the office on Monday), and Bev had family in town; we did all sorts of fun things, just the three of us (John was at work, poor thing).  On Monday, we went to get McKenna a hair cut:

Then we went to the toy store to buy a birthday present and went to pizza for lunch at Orchard.  That was day one. 

Day two.  We went with our friends the Englishes to the Downtown Aquarium.  We had never been there before, and we saw all sorts of interesting fish, sharks and manta rays. Good times were had by all the little tykes and there was lunch and a beer at the end for the adults :-).  Here are some pictures from our experience: 

Cooper mesmerized by the sparkly blue water:

 "Mom, look there's a shark"
Do you see the size of the fish behind McKenna?
 McKenna & Maddie
 Chillin' on the rope bridge:
 Looking at some giant Colorado Brook Trout:
 Caden, Someone else's kid, McKenna, & Someone else's kid:
 McKenna & Maddie at the Manta Ray touch tank. I don't think either of them touched anything besides water:

And so ended day two. 

Day three. We hung around the house and then Aunt Mary came up to play.  By play I mean I bought her lunch and made her go to the grocery store with us.  Probably wasn't that fun for her, but I certainly appreciated the help!  Then we had dinner at Efrain's and I had a softball game.  We mercied the other team 15-5. I love that :-). 

Day four. Butterfly Pavilion.  McKenna is a little afraid of bugs and butterflies, but I was out of ideas for fun things to do, so off we went to the Butterfly Pavilion.  She actually wasn't extremely freaked out until a butterfly landed on my shoulder.  We stayed for 45 minutes, but still managed to take an inordinate number of pictures: 

 I was a little hungry for lunch, and this unsuspecting guy was in the wrong place at the wrong time... notice his right wing there:

 I had to threaten McKenna with leaving to get her to turn and face me for this photo (oh to be 3 and know everything):
 Hi Mom:

Day Five.  I'm blogging about my experience this week and feeling sorry for myself that I have to go back to the office on Monday.  I don't remember being this emotional/depressed this early with McKenna, but alas, I am a wreck already... and it's only Friday.  Come Monday it could get interesting. I hope the office has lots of kleenex. 


  1. oh girl! Glad you could go out with a bang back to the ofice! Sad that we missed lunch during your week o' fun...hang in there!

  2. What a fun week. I love Coopers facial expressions.