Thursday, April 22, 2010

The day, from Nora's perspective

The girls and I got up early this morning, which was a bit of a beating considering that Elyn slept nearly ZERO last night...she woke up about every 30 minutes screaming crying. This morning she informed me that her ear hurt "on the inside". Did I rush Elyn off to the doctor's office?

NO! I hooked her up with some Motrin and we headed to Tulsa to the zoo!

(Mom of the Year?)

We had been planning this zoo trip for over a month and I was not about to miss it.

Three of my friends from college, Joy, Clair and Ashley (along with their kids) and I have been planning on getting together since we all live within an easy driving distance.

Sadly, Ashley's little boy has been sick for a few days so they weren't able to make it. But, Joy, Clair and I still made our way to Tulsa Zoo.

Nora packed a few things this morning that she wanted to take, one of them being her pretend camera. When we got to the zoo though, she couldn't find it. She was distraught and I told her she could use my little camera and I would use my big one.

So, here you have it...the zoo, as photographed by Nora Henderson:

My friend, Clair...sorry Clair, this was the first picture she took.


The picnic table next to ours:

Our picnic table and the enormous mulch underneath it.
Clair's birthday was this week and Joy brought some cupcakes to celebrate. Here they are, in the bottom of Joy's stroller.
Me, holding Clair's little boy John.
Joy and her baby, Fen.
Elyn.
Self-portrait. (I guess she didn't want to be left out.)
Now, on to the animals...a sheep. (This picture makes me laugh. It's as if the sheep is look at her and saying 'cheese'.)
Do you see the giraffe? I didn't teach her to zoom, just to point and shoot.
If you look carefully you can see the green head of the lizard. It's behind glass.
Green snake.
Napping monkeys.
More of monkeys.
An extreme close-up of a monkey.
The back part of a big fish.
Flamingos. (When I asked Nora what her favorite part of the zoo was, she told me it was that the flamingos didn't stink. Last summer, the flamingos smelled awful and that was a strong memory for her.)
The penguins...and a lady's backpack.
We got home about 5pm and had a call from our realtor that someone wanted to look at our house at 7pm. I wanted to swing by an after-hours doctors office for them to look at Elyn (I DO NOT want to miss more sleep!), so we dropped by our house, picked up Matthew and vacated the premises for the realtor.
The following are pictures, taken by Nora, at the drs office:
Attractive picture of Matthew...
Matthew holding Nora's blanket.
I have no idea...
Attractive picture of the doctor...
Elyn, the patient.
Attractive picture of me...I am thinking here, "The doctor just told me that Elyn DOES NOT have an ear infection...why in the world was she up ALL NIGHT LONG?"
Nora saying, "Thank you for taking a photo tour of our day with me."

4 comments:

Kim said...

I. Loved. This. Post. I loved how you let her take the camera and then commented appropriately (and seriously) on each of them. I think you are Mom of the Year :)
I'm gonna have to copy this idea!

winbe said...

Love Nora's pictures, looks like good times had by all! We also did a little drive by this week to covenient care only to be told that Caleb does not have an ear infection.

Ashley said...

Love them. I was SO SAD to miss you guys. Ranger was so sad, too. When I told him S man was too sick, he cried and said, "But mom, we will miss our friends!" I hope we can do it again sometime. Did you all have fun? Girls are so cute! Fen is a doll (aka Larry mini me) and I cannot believe how BIG John is getting. He is so cute, too. I missed you guys so much! S man's cultures came back normal but he was spiked 106 yest afternoon!! Crazy! Hot blooded, I guess?? Miss ya'll.

Deborah said...

Okay, this post made me laugh! What a great idea to take the day from her perpective.

My favorite picture is the one of your face after the "diagnosis". I think I've made that face a time or two, or twelve.

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