My mom came up with the idea to go out with my two sisters, myself and all the kids while the guys were at work/sleeping off the night shift.
My aunt Patti-Lynn even came along, which made it even more special.
There's a local zoo (you may remember it from this post a couple years back) just about an hour and 1/2 away, and we figured that would be the perfect place.
We each packed something different for our picnic (which was the best picnic I've ever had), and we hit the road as soon as Matt came home in the morning.
It was a soggy start, and rained up until it was time for lunch. Turned out to be perfect timing for our picnic!
It would've been a bit too hot if it was sunny all day, so it turned out perfect.
Hanna loved the ducks. This is right before she hit meltdown.
She had to use the bathroom, and since the main bathroom was all the way at the entrance, I decided to bring her to the port-a-john.
We stepped in, and the "waste" was floating almost as high as the rim of the seat, and it was soaked from rain getting inside. She was traumatized!
She ended up holding her bladder, and eventually wet her pants. She got so upset about it, it totally ruined her entire day.
I felt horrible!
Bad mom moment.
Everyone else had a great time.
Hailey's not so sure about animals. Really surprises me! She was a bit on edge the whole time, but she was good. Just didn't get too close.
All the kids were so well behaved, so we finished the day at the splash pad and park. After that, everyone was more than ready to get into the car and sleep.
On a side note, Hanna did finish the day off well, and enjoyed the swings at the park. That made me feel a bit better...