Monday, May 30, 2011

Mundane Monday

Memorial Day! Ryan was home with us all day. Gotta love that. We headed to the zoo first thing. When I asked Nola what animals she wanted to see at the zoo the first one she said was, "Tapir." Her love for Diego has been renewed lately so that must be why she had such a random animal on the brain.

Were we crazy? The zoo on Memorial Day? Well, a little bit. But we got there early and sort of beat the crowds. Grandma Nita and Papa Tom came too. That made it special for Nola. Ry and I were going to ride Skyfari for the first time, but it was closed! We think it was because it was so windy. Everybody went through the aquarium while I went to nurse Violet. As I sat down at a table in the shade I discovered I'd forgotten my cover. (By the way, I just found out it is now legal in Nebraska to breastfeed in public. Ummmm...send me to jail about a million times over. Did not realize it was illegal. Still, you won't catch me whipping Violet's lunch out for all to see next time I'm out. Covering up is still my preference.) So off I went to the bathroom to nurse. Standing up. In the corner. Not fun. I started out in the handicapped stall since I had the stroller with me. Then I overheard someone say, "Well, I'm going to need the big one." So I thought I'd better not hog the handicapped stall from the actually handicapped people. Out I came. I don't think anyone even really noticed what I was doing. I think they thought she was sleeping.

After seeing the cats, we left the zoo and went to Mai Tai for lunch. It's a Thai restaurant. I thought Nola would be a fan of pad thai. It's noodles! She tried it. But after a few bites she turned to me and said, "Mommy, I want some french fries." Little honey.

We came home for naps. Even I fell asleep on the couch. After everybody woke up, we had some leftovers for supper and headed to a party for our friend Britney who just graduated from College. Nola was happy to see a table full of cakes and desserts. She chose white cake with white frosting and sprinkles. She even told Britney "congratulations" to earn her cake.

We had to run to Wal Mart to get dog food and breakfast. I also grabbed a white hat while we were there. It looks quite stylish if I do say so myself. But don't be fooled. If you ever see me in it, it's because I didn't wash my hair. It's not because I was in the mood to accessorize.

This picture was taken Sunday afternoon after naps. That little blanket Nola's holding is "Boolah".


  1. EVERY TIME I read your blog I am struck by how you began this thing by mentioning that you are not the writer in the family! I think you are a spectacular writer! I can always, ALWAYS relate perfectly to the things you write about, and I love your humor and the way you are so honest and real. It is refreshing! I once nursed Megan in the bathroom at a restaurant, standing up, because I had no cover...I had forgotten about that. You will be so glad to look back on these posts!

  2. I have the best memory from nursing Jake in the pretty little nursing room at Disney World. I love all my memories of going to a quiet space with one of my babies. I love having a private moment like that just outside of a crowd.

  3. A tapir? You have one eclectic child, don't you? My worst nursing story, of course, was the time I tried to nurse your brother at Pizza Hut, kind of tucking him under the table. And I dropped a cherry tomato in his ear. Your father was not amused.

    I love your Mondays.