Saturday, April 25, 2009

Adventures in Preemie Outings #8: The Zoo goes to the Zoo!

We made our first trip to the Baltimore Zoo today with our good freinds R and J and their sons Squeaker and Pipsqueak. It was such a nice hot sunny day and we made the decision to go last minute the night before when they invited us and I'm so glad that we did. We got to finally bring together our children and our friends and their children and hang out and it finally felt so NORMAL. Not really worrying about germs and the public and all the other things we've had to worry and obsess over for the last year, just going out as a family to a typical day at the zoo was wonderful.

And the boys were great the whole day. Despite the heat, and recent illness and teething they were both in great moods all day. Even little Evan was chatting and smiling all the time. They never napped at all, not even in the car ride home. I guess they were just having too much fun. Both of them threw up in the car either on the way there or on the way home, but even that didn't dampen their spirits. We gave them baths when we got home and I thought for sure they would crash immediately after but it took about twenty minutes for them to fully wind down and crash. But they're down now and only Cameron has woken a few times and gone right back to sleep after a little rocking.

Hey, maybe this might just jump start a sleeping through the night phase. But ultimately the day was a big success for us. I'm really looking forward to doing this again and again. I'm just sorry I didn't get the camera out to snap some shots. It would have been a great day for pictures too. Thanks to R & J, Squeaker and Pipsqueak for making a great day for us!


Jennifer said...

Congratulations on your wonderful day out! Yes, I find that if I run my two into the ground with constant activities, they sleep the whole night. Congrats on that, too.