Friday, October 28, 2011

Great Date

I had the best date today!  He asked me out late yesterday afternoon and I usually prefer to play hard to get, but he is so cute and I couldn't resist so I said yes right away.  Our date was a little unconventional, it was a morning date instead of your typical evening date but I didn't mind.  I woke up this morning and made sure my hair was styled and my outfit was perfectly put-together-without-looking-like-I-tried-very-hard.  I walked out into the living room and told my date I was ready to go!

Can you guess who my date was?

Here's a hint, I had to drive as I am the one with a license and I had to pay for breakfast as he typically doesn't carry around cash (or a wallet).

The correct answer is, "Who is Daulton?".

Daulton's school had a Wake Up & Read event today and since "reading is my thing" (that's a direct quote), Daulton asked me to go.  I was very excited to go and that he wanted me to be the one to go with him.  Usually Matt or Daulton's mom get to do the school activities and I pack lunches or ask, what they would consider an excessive amount of, questions.

We stopped at Dunkin Donuts (my mother, the dietitian, will be mortified when she reads this) for munchkins and we sampled coffee and hot chocolate.  I couldn't help but compare my adult dates with Matt where we have done wine tastings before (ok, technically I taste and he drives) to my dates with Daulton where we discuss the chocolate-ly smell and taste of his hot chocolate. 

Once we got into Daulton's classroom, the lights were out, spooky music was playing, and we read The Haunted Ghoul Bus by flashlight.  We took turns reading and holding the flashlight and ate our munchkins.

I had a great time and like any good date, I am left with that perma-smile (when you walk around all day with a smile you can't wipe off your face) and "I hope he asks me out again" hope.  And since I don't get to do a lot of the school functions, I love getting to see Daulton in the place where he spends the majority of his day.

Like I said, it was a great date!

Like this post?  Sign up to receive new blog posts delivered directly to your inbox!  

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

October at the Indianapolis Zoo

We spent the Friday of Daulton's Fall Break at the Indianapolis Zoo.  It was a gorgeous day and we loved every minute we spent at the zoo.  I am always surprised at how much fun I have at the zoo.  It seems there is always something new to see and its nice to be outside and to spend time together.

I have no idea how to use the majority of the functions on my camera, but I think these turned out pretty good.

Doesn't he look like he's posing for the camera?

The second after I took this, the one in back pushed the other one in the water.

Best nap position ever.

Why did no one tell me we had a baby bear?

Say cheese!

Daulton, don't look now but there is a baby bear right behind you!
There was a standoff between the turtles on the bridge and the lemurs.

You don't see that every day!

Loved this bird's colors and they were tiny.

Photo op!

2 words: cat nap

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Animals Gone Wild

Matt and I were discussing the exotic animals on the loose in Ohio tonight while he was making dinner (I was drinking a glass of wine if you need a visual).  And it reminded me that I've never told you about our Rocky sighting this summer (unless you follow me on Facebook, then you probably already know this).

Daulton and I have had two Rocky the Racoon sightings since we released him.  We were taking Dixie for her daily walk and Daulton sweet talked me into going to the playground.  Daulton was busy working on his monkey bar technique when Dixie dragged me over to check out the storm drain.  (I know she looks and acts like a big baby, and she is, but she is also incredibly strong when she wants to be.)

You can imagine my surprise when I hear something hissing at us and then see the shadows move.  I admit, I had a moment of panic until I remembered there was a heavy steel grate between us.  Daulton ran over and together we confirmed that it was our raccoon.

Just like when we discovered the raccoon missing, we hauled ass home to tell Matt what we had found.  Once Daulton was out of earshot, I shared with Matt how disappointed I was that Rocky had chosen to live in a storm drain.  I thought we raised him (or her) better than that.

The next time we went to the park, I took the camera and this was the best picture I could get.  I know my camera has settings that I can manipulate, but I have no idea how to use them.

Do you see the raccoon nose? 

We haven't had any raccoon sightings since, but we do have a rabbit living in the evergreen tree in the front yard and chipmunks in the back, so Dixie has been a hot mess.  And after reading about what's going on in Ohio, I cannot imagine how she (or I) would react with a tiger in the backyard.  (In case you are wondering, Matt would be locked and loaded and out the door hunting exotic animals and not frozen in fear as Dixie and I would be.)

And while we are talking about raccoons, this All State commercial is even funnier once you've had a raccoon living in your garage.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...