It was one of those weekends. No laundry was done, a dirty enchilada casserole dish sat by the sink for two days, and toys littered our house. I feel like pigs might have been uncomfortable in my house this weekend... BUT! We sure did smile a lot :)Saturday we decided to have a family day... and VERY last minute we decided to take Charlea too the Zoo. It is a very, very...... very small zoo. Not very well kept or organized, but we got to get very close to all of the animals. I mean, we were less than 10 feet from a cougar. A very cute cougar! Getting feisty with a HUGE ball. Have you ever seen a kitten play with a little toy drenched in cat nip? That was this cougar... rolling the ball across his caged area, then running to a corner, only to POUNCE back at the ball. Super cute! In the bird area... we just happened to catch a male peacock all fluffed up, showing off to a couple of females. It seemed completely unfazed by our presence, nor did the other zoo-goers seem impressed by the sight. Well, I was. It was such a treat to see such an unusual, magnificent animal in all it's glory. Charlea had a ball of course... meowing at the giant "kittens", tweeting at all the birds, and roaring at the lions! After a couple of hours it started to sprinkle a little bit on us.... so we took that as our cue to find ourselves some dinner.
Immediately after work on friday we took Charlea to Chuck e. Cheese. Even as we pulled into the parking lot she was conquered by her excitement... squealing like a puppy about to get a treat! I don't know if it is the pizza, the lights and music, or the overgrown (half-creepy) mouse named Chuck... but our girl is in heaven at this place.
OH THIS DINNER! First... The instant I said the word "indian" Tyson and I were on a mission for some spicy masala. It was almost 4 at this point and we couldn't find a single Indian joint that was open! We FINALLY found a funny little spot called "Bollywood Grill". It. was. delicious! Not only was the food delicious, but the decor was hilariously awesome. Framed pictures of famous Bollywood actors, and a huge flatscreen TV playing random scenes from different Bollywood movies. It was a great way to end a great day!
We ended the weekend with a BBQ with some friends. There was a little water display that the babies couldn't stay away from, so we stripped them into their diapers and watched them run around splashing and squealing. It was like a hilarious wet diaper contest. Ha! Favorite moment of the weekend you ask? After I got Charlea all warm in her dry clothes, she crawled into my lap. She was asleep 4.7 seconds later. I was watching shadows of the leaves from above us cross her face with the wind. I felt sleep begging me to join her. The sun was so warm. The chirping birds were so lovely. I fell asleep with a smile on my face. Hands down favorite moment of the weekend.
This weekend was a little slice of perfection. A lot has been weighing on my mind lately. Work, money, future.... bla bla. This weekend was a good reminder that none of those things really matter. As long as I can occasionally enjoy delicious food with my sweet husband and nap in the park with my adorable girl... life is good. very, very good.
Ok everyone.... A dirty casserole dish is calling my name... have a good week!