Oh, well! It's a new day. I woke up feeling like an old lady today! My friend, Mary, coerced me into joining her dance act for our parish's variety show and we had practice last night. This is the variety show's fourth year and until now I have either been pregnant or had a young, needy baby so
Anywho....my body is not happy with me this morning!
Dance practice was only a small part of my weekend. We had a busy Saturday of taxi rides, cleaning and painting the house,(still!), and a Rosary party at night with a bunch of friends. Sunday morning was busy with Mass and Sarah helping with a CCD class then going to her own Confirmation CCD class, while Jon went fishing with my parents and Andrew and Ellie went to breakfast with my grandfather.
Since the Patriots played on Sunday night, (and won..woo hoo!:), I took advantage of the beautiful afternoon and we did a little road trip to the Roger William's Zoo. Mike and I had taken Luke, Peter and Kate during the summer, but the other kids hadn't been in years. I bought a family pass for the year so we can try to go a few times. It's less than an hour from our house and it's a pretty great zoo.
It was just nice to have a little adventure...and some special family time:)
|Daddy and Kate looking at the zebras.|
|Mom and Luke:)|
|Not bad...Sarah's eyes are closed...but Jon is obviously enjoying himself!|
|Jay told me to hop in the picture....then Kate was crying because she wanted me and Sarah fell off the hay!|
|Everyone looking at Sarah and Kate as Jay continues to click away, laughing!|
|Yeah...time to cut our losses!|
|Love those sprinklers.....|
|....until it gets you right in the face! Kate is telling me it got in her nose:)|
|In the tree house, they had music activities and these cool wheels that controlled.....|
|...a kaleidoscope wall of bright colored leaves! Peter especially loved it!|
|Kate looking cute(and wet) in the lookout!|
|Luke...also all wet....having fun with the kaleidoscope!|
|Jon "nosing" Sarah..|
|Ellie didn't get the memo that she was supposed to smile nicely...not sassy!|
When we got back in the car, most of the kids promptly fell asleep. I kept Luke entertained so that he didn't sleep so late in the afternoon and then stay up until 10!
It was a fun day with some nice family memories:)
I hope you enjoy the last day of September!