Wonders of Raising Aria

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Long Day

Aria with koala statue

Smiling zebra

We didn't have anything planned, it just turned in to a pretty active day. A suggested that we go to the zoo around noon to get out of the house. Since we have an annual pass to The L.A. Zoo, we don't stress out too much about seeing all the animals in one visit. We just go at a leisure pace and enjoy the time spend together. I also love going through the membership entrance and bypassing the long lines to get tickets. To anyone who's thinking about getting an annual pass, I highly recommend it. It's money well spent.

The zoo wasn't too crowded and the weather was perfect. We left after a couple of hours there and decided to head to Ikea which was on the way home. A. decided to eat there. I'm not a big fan of the Ikea's food except for their 99 cents breakfast deal, their hot dog and their yogurt cones. A. ordered the seafood salad and I got a hotdog and cone. Delish. Sure hits the spot. Aria was asleep during the meal but woke up right after the meal. It was perfect time. We spent another 2 hours perusing each mock room. They've changed a lot of their displays since the last time that I was there. I must go back when it's less busy so I can get some good ideas on decorating and organizing. I just can't do it on the weekend because having other customers run through my mock rooms makes it less fun.

We spend a lot of time in the children's area, or I should say that A. spent a lot of time with Aria in the children's area while I shopped. More fun for me!

We got Aria a yogurt cone on the way out and she pretty much ate the whole thing. That's a first for Aria. We checked out the book store and because it was so late (8:30 !!!) we decided to have dinner at Chevy's. I haven't been there in years and it was as good as I remembered it. We shared a big entree of pork ribs, pork strips, chicken, rice & beans, flour tortillas and 2 types of tamales. Meal was great, the company was great, I shopped at Ikea, my belly's full. It was a perfect day.


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