Dean has been working Saturdays a lot lately, so weekends have just been Dinah and me for the most part. He finally had a weekend free last weekend, and a three-day weekend at that, so we were pretty excited. Dinah loved having that much time with mom and dad both. It’s amazing how much difference it makes in her attitude when she has plenty of time with both of us, especially when we’re together, as opposed to just one or the other.
Saturday morning, we had some errands to run, so we went in and had breakfast at the airport. I’d always heard good things about breakfast in the little café there, but I had never been. It was fun. It’s just a small airport, so there isn’t much traffic, but it’s still just cool to be able to see and watch the planes while you eat. After breakfast and our errands, we spent the day hanging out in town and doing a little shopping. Dinah was most impressed with the gummy candy we got from the candy store in the mall, and the bunnies we saw at Atwoods. Seriously, judging by her reaction and interest, I wouldn’t be surprised if she ends up with a bunny one day.
Sunday was spent as usual. We went to Church in the morning, where she had a great time playing with her friends. She sometimes has issues being left with people, but that day she had only people that she’s very familiar with and one of her Sunday school teachers had duty during church too so she didn’t have to deal with him leaving.
Monday we slept in, and started our day with plenty of rest. We went to the park and played at the splash pad. It was our first time at the splash pad, and we had a blast. Dinah loves water, so she just went from one sprinkler to the next. She wanted one of us close by, as usual, so she would lead us to one thing and play around and then, without ever looking back she’d reach for our hand and move on to the next thing. I also started over on my fitness goal, and Monday started the first day of my exercise routine and getting back into using the myfitnesspal app to track food intake. So, after the splash pad we went to Panera for lunch where we could get a good lunch that was easy to track and easy to find something healthy, but yummy. After lunch, we headed to the zoo. I didn’t get many pictures (and by that, I mean I only took one) but we enjoyed it. Dinah isn’t all that impressed with birds, but she particularly liked the goats because she could touch them. She couldn’t figure out why her crazy parents kept calling that gray thing a donkey, though, when it was clearly a horse.
We had a great holiday weekend. And, I actually got around to writing about it in a timely manner! Success.