I left Nina with Gabe this morning at 11:00 to get my hair cut by my delightful hairdresser neighbor. When I came home, the 2 dears had composed a song for me on Gabe’s computer. Melt my heart. I think Nina was scared of the sound of her own voice. “Daddy! I not like that!” she said and ran away while it played.
You can listen to it here. Just press the play button.
Nina: Mommy? Your hair long?
Me: You mean short?
Nina: Hey, Daddy! Mommy’s hair long!
I messaged a few of you Toledo-area girls to see if you wanted to meet us at the zoo on Saturday, September 20. Most of you said you’d get back to me. We’re fairly certain that’s our final plan, so let me know if you can come.
We made plans to go to the Detroit Zoo this Saturday, even though it seemed silly to drive right by the Toledo Zoo on our way. However, I just got an e-mail from a wonderful woman at the Detroit Zoo who (offered me free stuff!! and) gave me the heads-up that a local hospital has a free family day for all their employees on Saturday. She said it would be crazy-packed, and did I want to pick a different day? Why, yes, I do.
So, I’m pretty sure we’re taking Livi and Ava out of school on Friday, the 19th, and doing the Detroit Zoo. Spending the night with someone in Detroit or Toledo Friday night, then doing the Toledo Zoo on Saturday. Spending the night at Gabe’s parents’ on Saturday night, because I’m speaking at a church in Lima on Sunday. Fun times!
As for this Saturday, Gabe (yes, Gabe!) suggested we go to Fall Fest. At the Columbus Zoo! Sounds like a plan to me!
Pics coming soon! (I think I can safely promise that.)