We just got home from a fun day together with my three kids. We had so much fun! After a bit of excitement last night after choir practice (I had about 45 minutes of contractions that were 5 minutes apart and rather hefty....but then they stopped), I decided it would be a good day to take the kids to the zoo and walk around a bit!
I purposely did not take the stroller with me - Callie hardly sits in it, especially at the zoo, and I knew that very soon, we wouldn't have the OPTION of going anywhere without it. So I just had my kids and my cooler bag on my shoulder and we hit the zoo. It was great - we just walked around and saw what we wanted to see. Took a break and had some snacks, then saw some more. Totally loved it. Loved just watching the kids and taking it all in - taking it at their pace.
We left around 1 pm and went around the corner to a local ice cream shoppe & grille that we had a gift certificate for (thanks Fords!) and got the kids a hot dog and an ice cream. Because it's a real "grille", it takes a few minutes for them to actually COOK your food. So I let the kids eat their ice cream first - which they LOVED!!! It was like "backwards day", Josiah said. As soon as left the ice cream shoppe, the heavens opened up and we drove home in the pouring rain!!! Talk about good timing!
So we're home now, kids are all in bed, and I'm going to lay down for a bit too. I had several people ask me at the zoo "how much longer do you have", and I got a kick out of watching their reactions when I told them TODAY was my due date!!! I told Josiah this morning that today was the day that the doctor thought the baby was going to come. He looked at me and said "I don't think so". So funny.