So. As I mentioned before, I am currently in ownership of a new pretty camera. I continue to insult it with injustice by being too impatient to learn how to operate it to standard, but life isn't over yet.
In fact, it's just beginning...again...
'CAUSE IT'S SUMMER!
Summer is the most fleeting feeling. I have vowed to absorb as much of it as I can handle this season. In writing, in photographs, in actively making memories. In order to do that, I have made myself completely free of all responsibility in my control. No school, keeping the housework to a minimum, etc. We have weathered the indoor life for far too long. Anyone with a toddler understands the true torture that being indoors is. We are all saved at last. Bring it all on. I even love the dry hair and sweaty skin, the dirty feet and the heat lethargy.
Saturday we all woke up late at 10AM. Bypassed the housework and yardwork nagging us everytime we looked up, and instead packed it to Gateway fountain, where thrills are cheap. Zoe frolloped (new hybrid transportation mode of frolicking and galloping) through the surprise jet showers in the ground, made a few friends, my flourscent white legs may have turned a less flourscent shade of white. She had me giggling giddy the entire time! Probably the smallest kid running around through the water.
My little Pisces fishy.
We cooled off with a community scoop of Ben & Jerry's ice cream in the shade. Zoe ate most of it because ice cream brings out her selfish side. [Sidenote: We ate at that Thai food place in the background while I was in active labor with her..ha.]
She also danced around the flower patches with no pants on. Not pictured.
The most comfortable lounge chairs of life.
We were casually walking back to the car distracted in our own little worlds when I suddenly hear Zoe behind me yell out over the murmur of public, "Ba-Ball! Ba-Ball! Ba-Ball!!", stretching her arms out to touch the balloons from her place in BJ's arms. An older man came up to me and softly offered, "Now isn't that cute? That is just cute". It touched me.
We stopped at Hansen Planetarium last minute. I've always loved the place.
She was pretty stoked about meeting a slinky for the first time.
I wanted to buy her a velvet baggie of some rocks for a souvenir, but BJ made a good point that she would probably just eat them. As we were discussing this, she grabbed one and attempted to stick in her mouth before I bravely intercepted and thus caused Zoe tantrum 2010 in public. Love them. I thought this wasn't supposed to start yet? :( We got her a bug bucket instead.
...To be continued. Zoe has her 15 mo. well child with her new pediatrician in two hours and I need to finish some things up at work first.