Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Our trip to the Zoo!

There was something magical in the air on April 18 2018. It was one of those days where life just seemed too good to be true. The weather outside was gorgeous and I had a good nights sleep. I was determined to do something fun with the kids but didn't exactly know what I wanted to do. While researching parks in Gilbert I found the blog of some random dude who's family lived here in Phoenix for a few months back in 2012 before moving back to Japan. It was basically a travel lodge of all the different parks/ attractions he and his family went to. I read all of his posts and one about his family going to the Phoenix Zoo got me thinking "Hey why don't we go to the zoo?!". 
This is a big deal for me because of lots of reasons. First and foremost it's far. I have anxiety about driving far alone with my kids. What if I get a migraine? What if I crash? so many what ifs.
Second going to the pheonix zoo with three kids on my own seemed like a disaster waiting to happen.
Third, it would be expensive. 
All these things aside I made I decided spur of the moment to go! I told Danny to go pee because we were leaving and he asked where we were going and I told him "the zoo!" he flipped! Sammy did too, but I think he did because Danny did! lol. I almost didn't want to tell Danny where we were going in case I didn't make it for some reason (anxiety). 
I called my mom and told her we were zoo bound and that I hadn't planned ahead but just wanted her to be aware incase I go MIA or something. I didn't plan on going with anyone I didn't even tell Wyatt! I didn't want to jinx it.
After stopping at target for some snacks and extra supplies we made our way there!
It was one of the most beautiful fun "mothers" day I had. As in, this will always be a special day with me and my kids. Sort of like on the movie About Time where the dad is dying of cancer and he and his son decide to go back in time and revisit a memory they have of playing on the beach. This would be my About Time moment with my kids!
It was wonderful! The kids were good. Charlie was a dream and just happily sat in his stroller the whole time! He even took a nap in there! I did take him out for the splash pad which he loved. AFterwards he fell asleep in the stroller and the kids and I kept going. We visited everywhere! We did all attractions because we probably wouldn't be back for another year. It really was a magical. the type of day where you think "Being a mother is absolute magic!" 
Thanks boys, this is a beautiful memory I'll always hold dear to my heart! 

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