Saturday, April 18, 2009

Free Saturday

Mr. Bean had to work all day because of a well-known artist visiting the college and putting on a concert this evening. String Bean and I took the opportunity to visit 2 of our favorite free places in our town.

After breakfast, we went to the library! It has been more than 6 months since we last went (says my expired library card which has now been renewed). Besides running through the stacks and pondering pulling every book off the shelves, String Bean also picked up and put down several board books, played with puzzles, discovered the duck feet at the bottom of all the chairs in the children's department, charmed the librarians, and almost petted a dog we found in the library. The dog was there for a kids' reading club. String Bean would have petted him, but while she was making a bee-line for him, he stood up and she realized how incredibly big he was and changed course about 5 feet from the encounter. Once we checked out our 8 books, including String Bean's favorite book, Hippos Go Berserk, we came home for nap time.

After lunch and a nap, we went to our local park district zoo. Who knew ducks could be so thrilling for a toddler? We spent about half of our time there standing around the duck pond. String Bean made friends with several tykes and even an elderly Indian lady who spoke to her in Hindi (?) for several minutes. String Bean acted like she understood. Clearly gifted.

We are now home. String Bean is enjoying a delicacy at our house (Honeycombs) and snorting with her nose because there is a booger she's keeping captive there. Bedtime in T minus 45 minutes...if she lasts that long!

Hope your Saturday was thrilling like ours. If this week wasn't, at least Saturday rolls around in 7 more days!


Emily said...

Haha! Your post made me laugh. I DO know how entertaining ducks can be to a toddler. I also know what it's like for them to keep boogers captive. Chloe had one today and I told her she had a big boogie in there. She told her brother that she had a big boobie. I just let it go for now. :)

Caryn said...

Do you think that String Bean will still be up for a visit to the zoo in June? Glad you both had a great day with Daddy gone.

Mandie said...

This girl is always up for the zoo! Remember, our local zoo is mostly farm animals with a coyote, llama, raccoon, fox, deer, and a pigeon thrown in.