This year William was planning a Lego birthday party. He had activities he wanted to do and I even made a Lego head pinata but a couple weeks before his birthday he was havin a hard day and giving me lots of attitude. He didn't want to do school or work and was refusing to do those things. I wrote him a note trying to persuade him to change his mind and he didn't. He did start doing the job I gave him but with a lot if attitude. I told him if he didn't stop the consequence would be severe and he didn't stop so he lost the privledge of a friend birthday party. Boy was he mad. He threw a tantrum for a good couple of hours. This is when I had to really restrain myself from tearing my hair out. But he finally saw that I meant business and once he got used to the idea he was fine and I am glad we were able to still have a good day. We started the day by heading to a homeschool fall market and the kids sold some garlands and ornaments they made from wool balls. I went to Meghan's bridal shower while they were there.
After we went to Joes Real BBQ for lunch with Connie and she treated them to a root beer float and gave him a Lego book with a Lego character in it.
Then we headed over to the zoo. I surprised the picture below turned out as good as it did cause everyone was whining right before we took it.
The last couple times we have gone to the zoo we have wanted to see the baby orangutan but the mom was not showing him off and staying put in their room. When we went this day she was sitting up on the top of her climbing tower with her back to us and was not moving. So we went to see the other animals and then went back to see if she had come down and she was in the same spot. So we went to see the elephant and as we were leaving William asked if we could check the orangutan one more time. It was almost closing time so I told him to run and check and he yelled back to us that the keeper went in so she might come down. We hurried over to see her climbing down and we were the only ones there. She came over with her baby clung to her chest and laid down next to the glass right in front of us. Then she put a palm leaf in her head. It was like she didn't want us to look at her but she wanted us to see her baby. And boy did we.
Lou Lou kept hitting her head on the glass trying to get at it.
It really was a sweet moment and I told William it was a birthday miracle.
I loved how we all crowded and oooh-ed and aaaah-ed.
Then as we were leaving there was a glorious sunset. It really was a special day. I'm glad there was no party, just time spent together.