As of last week Simon is officially part time at school/daycare and is staying with me and Caleb on Monday and Thursday. Last week we went to the Hall of Science. This week we conquered the Central Park Zoo. Memberships are seriously the greatest. We use both the zoo and museum ones often and all over the city.
There was a bit of a rough start to the morning and lots of snacks. Then we saw sea lions, monkeys, fish, and a large peacock among other animals.
Then we went to the 4D theater. The movie was Rio, which is a favorite here. At only $4 (member price & Simon is free) and 15 minutes I thought it worth the risk. Simon did great at his first theater experience. He liked the water spray and the bubbles. His legs were to short to feel the air puffs and the shaking seat didn’t seem to make an impression. He didn’t wear the 3 D glasses (not good for littles eyes) so it was just am little blurry.
To end the outing we went to the children’s zoo to feed the sheep and camel. And Simon is finally big enough to hold his own on the spider web.
Simon fell asleep on the way home so I spent some quality time staring into Caleb’s eyes watching for his half smiles. He’s so close to smiling big.
*Note the day wasn’t all rosy. I’m choosing to forget all about the three meltdowns and the running away through a gated off area.