Routine is all fine and dandy, but sometimes I just want to play. And sometimes, I quite assure you, so does Mia.
Last week brought us some wonderful spring like temps, so I took the afternoon off and me and my monkey went to the zoo and embraced every ray of mid-60's sunshine.
St. Louis has an amazing zoo and the best part - it's totally 100% completely free. There is a Children's Zoo that costs and the train costs, but you don't have to spend a dime if you don't want.
We had a great Mom & Mia day. I needed it. A day to spend outside of our routine. Just the two of us goofing around. I'm so proud of her.
|She picked the shark...love it!|
Shame on me.
She's a child with so many questions, so much curiousity and so much of the world to see and she just wants to run. I've been better about this and for most of our time at the zoo, she was walking with me and mostly hand in hand.
Not because I was always asking her to (stay by Mommy, hold Mommy's hand, stay in front of Mommy so I can see you).
She wanted to just walk and hold my hand.
There is a big piece of my heart filled up by that little girl. It's truly amazing how much joy she brings to my (our) life. I can't even explain it.
It was one of those moments I just want to bottle up and keep in my heart forever.
Somehow she will be 2 1/2 in just 2 months.