This week, we ran a lot of errands. We did do something fun yesterday, though. We went up to Gardendale to a park that has an area called the Splash Pad. It's just a big concrete slab with some water features in it for the kids to play with. Haley really liked it until a very large boy ran into her and knocked her over. He, of course, walked away and she started screaming because she scraped up her hand and foot. I guess I need to get used to that kind of thing because I know it won't be the last time. It was just very hard for me. She was really tired at that point, so she was ready to leave. Sadly, it takes almost an hour to get there and we only stayed for about 30 minutes. As nice as it was, I don't know when we will go back because it's so far away. Here are some pictures of it, though.
She is carrying her sippy cup and my huge, heavy jug of water. She wouldn't put them down and if I tried to get them away from her, she would scream and cry. Whatever floats her boat, I guess.
Today, we went to the zoo with the intention of playing in the fountains, but they were down for repairs. Of course, it was one of the hottest days yet and because it is so far from our house, I didn't want to go home. So, we actually walked around looking at the animals. It was fun and Haley enjoyed it, but boy was it hot!! She again insisted upon carrying around her sippy cup and my full water bottle the whole time. She is so strong. I'm not sure what this obsession is all about, however. It seems like it would be a lot less trouble to do things without working so hard. I have realized that I can't take any water for myself because she will see it and pitch a fit if she can't carry it. That's going to make for some hot days for me.