In between all the really terrible, stressful things that happened this week, we also managed to go on several fun outings. Here are the highlights:
Feeding the ducks...twice.
Wagon rides: AKA "Let's play footsie until we fall asleep."
Discovery Place Kids: I finally got all three babies at the water table and Amelia had a meltdown. Maybe she still has a little diva left in her after all.
While making a necklace in the craft area (hello, fine motor skills activities) Jackson continuously ate the Fruit Loops. God only knows how many fingers had touched the pieces of cereal or how stale it was. Sigh...
Park: Thursday was absolutely gorgeous all afternoon so we spent over an hour at the park. I met up with some of my new Charlotte Mommies friends. It was the most relaxing park experience I've had in a while and Jackson wore himself out playing.
Impromptu visit to the local fire station: Seriously people, these were the
best looking kindest firefighters ever. They picked Jackson up, took time to show him every detail, and explained things in kid-friendly ways.
I had called the department a few hours prior to make sure it was fine for us to drop by. Jackson was absolutely precious and so polite. Of course he loved the trucks, but he was especially amused at the beds and the fact that firefighters sleep there.
I am so thankful for these fun moments. If not for the many smiles, I could have never endured the more challenging moments of the week.