On Thursday of Spring Break Robert, Ellington, and I took a mini one night vacation. Robert had to take off work Thursday night to ensure that he wouldn't have to work Friday night...thereby ensuring that we could go to Brownsville for the weekend. I know that seems crazy, but anyway. Since he was already taking off we decided to try to have a little family getaway since our time together can be rare. We decided we would go to Memphis on Thursday afternoon, do a little shopping that night, and then go to the zoo on Friday morning. We were REALLY excited about having time together for just the three of us. Thursday afternoon was BEAUTIFUL and we had the best time together. We knew there was a chance of rain on Friday, but we were hopeful.
Thursday night at the hotel, Robert got up to use the restroom about 2:00 and discovered that Ellington was awake. We have NO idea how long she had been awake, but it had obviously been awhile because she was VERY awake. She was soooo excited about the zoo. She didn't go back to sleep until 4:30 am. I constantly checked the weather during the whole time and after we woke up for the day. It was storming terribly, but we thought it would eventually pass.
Here we are in the hotel room...hoping the storm will pass quickly
We realized that there was no immediate chance of being able to go to the zoo so we decided to go to the mall so that Ellington could play. Our back up plan had been to go to the Children's Museum, but I knew with it being Spring Break and stormy that it would be packed and probably not worth going. Plus...we still had high hopes of going to the zoo!
When we first got there, there were only a couple of kids playing but literally within about 10 minutes it was swamped...and not so much fun anymore.
Then we took Ellington to ride the merry-go-round. She was THRILLED!
After playing and lunch at the mall it was very obvious that the zoo was NOT going to be happening. It was sooooo disappointing. Time together is so rare that I really hated that our plans didn't work out. Also, it was suppose to be 80 on Friday so we were all dressed in shorts. Instead it was 60 and we got soaken wet every time we got in and out of the car. BRRRR. We really did have fun together though and we made an awesome purchase Thursday evening that I will post about soon!
After our failed morning we needed E to take a nap before going to Big Bob & MiMi's. We cruised the interstate for about and hour and a half while she slept.