Monday, August 22, 2005
our busy day. . .
. . .wow - what a day. On our way to the grocery store this morning, Ryan noticed dark clouds in the sky. After some more driving and looking, we determined it was actually smoke from a truck accident/fire on the turnpike. Ryan being a firefighter fanatic, was full of questions I could not possibly answer.
We did our Genuardi's shopping - a typical Monday happening. But as a bonus, it only took us 20 minutes! As we pulled out of the parking lot, I noticed a HUGE praying mantis on the hood of the car. The poor guy was clinging on for all he was worth. . .I slowed down and we pulled into a nearby parking lot. I had to get out and shoo him off the car. . .it took a while, apparently this was not his stop. . .
Ryan wanted to go to the duck pond, so off we went with promises that after a half hour, we would run an errand to the party store. There were other children there feeding (and scaring) the ducks, so we took a break on the playground equipment until it quieted down. Ryan had a great time, and his duck feeding has greatly improved since last year, when he would toss an entire hamburger bun into the water. The ducks seemed happy to see us.
We swung by Starbucks for some cool drinks and headed out to the party store in search of Fire Truck party stuff. We are having or party at the Fire Station for the 3rd year in a row - and we need different decor. Needless to say, they did not have what I was looking for. . .but Ryan did happily score a basketball crazy straw drinking cup.
all in all - a good day.
catch you soon -
Written By: Hillary Chybinski