Thursday, June 17, 2010

Long overdue update

For the first time in a month, I'm feeling a bit more human. I'm still tired, but I've been taking a 2 hour nap with Olivia everyday. The morning sickness has really improved. I still feel sick if I don't eat. I will be SO over joyous when I feel completely better. But, I'll take what I can get.

Anyways, the past weekend, Russ and I packed up the car, put Olivia in her carseat and we headed to a children's amusement park. We both went there when we were both little. It happened to be the U.S. Steelworkers picnic, so we got the tickets half price. Olivia was free because she's under 2. They have a HUGE area that is all stories from Mother Goose. Although, Olivia is still pretty young, she had fun going into all the little houses and she even got a lollipop from a pirate on the Good Ship Lollipop. What a sticky mess that was. :)
They also have an area with ride made for little ones. She went on a couple of them, but only the ones that let a parent ride too. I was nervous she would get on a ride alone and try to stand up or something.
It was a long day for both of us. I actually felt pretty good all day. By the end of the 6 hours we were there, I hit the wall and wanted to leave. My back was aching and I was just plum exhausted. Olivia was only going on a 15 minute nap in the car ride, so she was quite the little crab. She kicked and screamed the whole way to the car, I took her dress off so she wouldn't be sweating (those car seats hold a lot of heat), she was OUT by the time we got out of the parking lot.

I think next summer will be perfect for her. She'll be 2.5 and she'll be able to handle a lot more rides and be able to walk along with us instead of us having to chase her everywhere. We'll have to have someone watch the new baby though. I would definitely not want to take a fairly new baby there.

Here are a couple of cute pictures from the day.

Getting candy from the pirate.

Daddy and Olivia

In the 3 Little Bears house


First time on a merry go round

A little boy had a HUGE Elmo... I think it was the highlight of Olivia's day. :)
THE highlight of her day. A huge 3ft Elmo. lol

She loved him. Unfortunately, he wasn't ours to take. She was so sad to leave him.

You might notice she's wearing 2 different outfits. It rained and she was playing in the water and fell right on her bum and got the first outfit all muddy and wet. :P


MamaMonki said...

Looks like a lot of fun. I don't think there's anything like that near us.

Rachael said...

Yay! I am so glad you are feeling better! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

I have to take naps when Mattie sleeps too! The only way I make it through the day. And it seems to help the morning sickness too for some reason.

MamaMonki said...

I've got a bloggy award for you over on my blog. Stop by and pick it up when you get a chance.

Thanks for being such a good blog friend.

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