It’s official: I have a two-year old now. Yikes! We spent the weekend celebrating Avery and making sure we had a bunch of fun!
Friday morning we had Avery’s two-year check up. She kept asking, “Doctor? Shot?” Thanks to Daniel Tiger, she was ready this time! She did so well with the doctor. Showing off how smart she is. And when it came time for her shot, she cried for a few seconds. Then she was easily distracted by a sticker. Crying over. I was so proud!!
After her appointment, we headed to St Paul to visit the Children’s Museum. It was our second time there. And I think she liked it just as much. Getting a membership was a good investment for our family.
We made sure to hit up some of the exhibits we skipped last time. There is so much to look at there!
After the museum, we came home and took a nice long nap. Naps are the best part of any day.
Friday night I went over to a friend’s house to play some cards and catch up before she has her baby next week (hopefully). I had a pretty fantastic come from behind Phase 10 victory. I’m still pretty pumped about it.
Saturday was the big day. Avery’s actual birthday! After having a big party last year (which I wanted because turning one is a big effing deal!) I wanted to keep it a little simpler this year. We were going to the zoo with just our immediate families. Well, we were still running around like crazy people and stressing a bit at times.
We had to be at Sam’s Club to pick up our cake right at 9am. It turned out so cute!
Then we headed to the zoo. We were going to meet everyone at 10. We got there a little early so we could get our membership. Which I’m calling Avery’s birthday present.
Everyone got there mostly on time. We decided to look at some of the indoor attractions first. The weather was supposed to warm up and the sun was supposed to come out in the afternoon. (Spoiler alert: the weatherman still sucks and the sun did not come out. And it was really windy. Grumble grumble.)
The tropics trail was very popular. And I tried to get through it as fast as I could. I was overheating! A zoo trip in my third trimester was not the most intelligent Idea I’ve had.
We had some lunch. After that it looked brighter out, so we headed out the farm to see some baby animals. It felt like a 10 mile hike. As soon as we got there, I found a bench and parked it. I was so lame. But So glad that we had so many other people to take Avery to see the animals! I guess at one point a goat walked by her and she said, “Oh NO!” and ran the other way. She didn’t want to pet any of the other animals. But she liked making noises at them.
Most of us decided to take the tractor back to the main part of the zoo. Which led to one of my favorite pictures of the day:
We went out to some picnic tables to open presents and have some cake! And it just kept getting windier and colder.
As soon as we came home, it was nap time!
Sunday was pretty relaxing compared to the previous two days. We went to church in the morning. Avery came home with her very first palm branch.
And about two minutes later, all the leaves were shredded off the branch.
We spent the rest of the day doing Sunday type things and getting ready for the week.
Not too much going on this week, but we will be nice and busy with Easter this weekend!