Thursday, January 29, 2009

Oakland Zoo

Jonah playing in Daddy's toy barrel

Jackie 6 1/2 months


Jonah's train (one of his many wonderful creations - see how far it stretches)

Just one of those days.....
Today I had just one of those days where nothing seems to go completely right and you just have to keep smiling.  Jonah's third birthday is coming and I have a very large to do list with not enough time to do it all.  This morning I made a grocery list while Jonah made a train with every laundry basket, toy basket, and Tupperware bin he could find and Jackie was taking her morning nap.  It's 10:15 and I'm headed out the door to run three errands:  the post office, the children's library, and the grocery store.  I knew I was a little ambitious to try to get all of this done and get home in time to feed the kiddos lunch and get them down for a nap by 1.  The post office trip was successful, we got our package mailed and saw two cal trains to top off the experience, and got several very cute looks and awe's as Jonah pushed Jackie in the umbrella stroller.  We head to the library, get everyone out of the car, walk up to the door and realize that the library is closed until 12 on Thursdays.  Bummer because now I will have to come back because we have several books on hold that will expire very soon!  We go ahead and put our books in the book drop and head back to the car.  At this point I realize that Jackie has a dirty diaper.  I didn't have any diapers in the diaper bag.  Double bummer, but that is fine because I will just buy some at the grocery store (even though they are more expensive there, it's an emergency).  On the way to Piazza's I decide to stop by another library to pick up some books on hold there (now why I have books on hold at two different libraries is another story).  This library is closed until noon too.  I guess I should have assumed, but I didn't, and now Jonah has to go pee pee.  I do what any mother that doesn't want wet pants does and let him pee on a tree.  Now we are at the grocery store and I am thinking do I have everything?  Nope, I accidentally put my grocery list in the book drop at the library.  Luckily I had a pretty good mental note of what I needed but didn't remember eggs until after I had checked out.  On a positive note, I did remember to bring our reusable bags into the store from the trunk of our car (I think this is the first time since we moved to CA that I remembered).  It was 12:15 when we  checked out, Jackie was crying and grabbing my face because she was hungry and Jonah was begging me to open the smoothie I bought for him.  Everyone was fed and sleeping by 1:45.  Not too bad.  Maybe when Jon comes home I will leave Jackie with him and Jonah and I can bike to the library.   When I told my mom this story she said I should write it down so that I remember it.  What better place to write it down than on our blog.  Now to make mini carrot cupcakes for Jonah's birthday celebration at preschool tomorrow.  He is so excited to wear the crown.


Prayerful Moms said...

I love that you put your grocery list in the book return!

Elizabeth L. said...

Oops! Meant to leave that from my other account! Hope you are doing well. It took me a minute to realize that you don't have all the snow there and so it's okay to let your kid pee outside! (I think it wouldn't be good on days like today in Chicago - 8 degrees!)

Jamie said...

I can totally relate to your day! I've tried to get several things done in one morning too and something funny always happens! I'm still smiling at the grocery list in the book drop :)