I know talking about the weather usually means you don't have much to say but, in this case, I have a whole lot to say. I feel amazing right now! The whole family is in shorts and we spent the morning at the park until the sun became too much for our pasty winter skin and we were forced to seek shelter. It's crazy to me that I was planning on blogging about our zoo trip over the weekend when we are wearing our coats in all the pictures. Just a mere five days ago! But it was so much fun that I'm not going to deviate from the plan.
Paul's shift changed to make him work weekends again which is no fun for anyone. Especially since the shift changing this week meant that he worked all week then all weekend. Of course he was exhausted but the downside for me (other than not seeing him) is that I'm not used to having a weekend sitting before me with nothing to do with Liam. Luckily, a trusty MOMS Club friend was in the same boat so we headed to the Hesperia Zoo with our strollers in tow. I had never been there before so I wasn't aware that it's a zoo that uses their trained animals for movies and commercials and whatnot. We met some pretty famous animals and were quite star struck. We got to feed some sheep in the petting zoo portion that were in a commercial with Ellen Degeneres and we even saw the lion that was the basis for Aslan in the Chronicles of Narnia. They apparently made all of the animation from this lion and it's his roar in the movie and everything... except they made him three times bigger. Anyway, it's a great zoo with lots of rescued animals and the admission was only $6 which made it that much better.
They also had a very tame deer running around and he kept coming up to Liam's stroller and licking his hands in hopes of being fed.
It was very windy and cold that day though the sun was shining. Luckily the tour only takes about an hour so it wasn't too bad. But wouldn't you know it, two days later I met some friends at the park for a playdate and it was hotter than Hades. I was regretting putting Liam in long sleeves but he didn't seem to mind it. He just smiled and swung on the swings for a VERY long time.
Then he moved on to riding the dinosaurs and trying to get me to ride the one behind him. It wasn't going to happen.
P.S. I won't be participating in Flashback Friday this week because I won't have time to write another post. I guess I could have been doing it now but I wanted to talk about the weather instead.