Thursday, December 24, 2009

Lights Before Christmas at the Zoo = FAIL!!!, but he loves the Mall??

It was a great day, Davis had a nice, long 3 hour nap. He woke up in a great mood, we got him all ready, got in the car and that is where it went downhill.

Mistake #1 - Hubby decides instead of jumping on the e-way in Sylvania, 2 minutes from our house we'd jump on at Talmadge which is like 5 minutes from our house but in holiday traffic (we had to drive by the mall) it took at least 30 minutes, that is when the meltdown started

Mistake #2 - Letting Hubby feed Davis prior to leaving, he only gave him 3 oz before we left, ugh!!! I should have known to jump in the backseat as we waited through the 5th traffic light on Talmadge and just fed him some more bottle

Mistake #3 - Going to the zoo lights the week of Christmas, JESUS!!! Was the entire city of Toledo there?? YES!!! We waited about 5 minutes to pay to park

Davis started crying the second we parked the car. I got the stroller ready, Davis was all bundled up so he wasn't cold (trust me). Actually, he might have been too hot and that might be why he freaked out. The entire walk up to pay he cried, we got up to pay, he saw some twinkling lights and he stopped crying. We thought, alright we will pay the $20 and go in, he seems to be ok. We walked over the bridge and he was good, watching people, then we get across the bridge and into the zoo and it was over. He started crying like there was someone killing him. Jeff scooped him out of the stroller and held him where he proceeded to cry and carry on. I finally said, this is ridiculous, let's just leave. We put Davis back in the stroller and halfway across the bridge back to the parking lot he started laughing, doing his silly noises and carrying on like he knew we were leaving. I guess he just didn't want to be at the zoo. Whatever, we were not turning around and going back in, we got in the car, I sat in the backseat and gave him a bottle and we went back to our warm house. Davis played for 2 hours straight and was happy as a clam. Maybe we will try the lights again next year, but we will make sure and go when they open in November.

This morning we got up and went to the mall for some last minute things. Davis loves the flipping mall, I'm not really sure why but he gets super happy whenever I take him there. It was his first outing as a 1 week old newborn so maybe he remembers. Anyways, he was hilarious, he entertained everyone at every store we went to. He was laughing, making his new growling noises, helping mommy pick out a new necklace, we took him to the Disney store and he got a stuffed Nemo, stuffed Wall-E and a new celly (cell phone). He loves his phones. Here is a picture of the stinker with his Nemo.

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

we have that Nemo! Reece totally loves it! He calls is "Memo"