Wooooohooooooooo!!! Other than going in for an hour or so to touch up some last second tiger house paint on Monday, I'm done with pre-inspection preparation! Finally!!!! The tortoise still isn't moving around much, but he's eating so I'm happy with his progress.
We tried Kaylin's Mentos geyser. It was AMAZING!!! You screw a plastic tube onto a bottle of diet soda and fill the tube with seven mint Mentos. You pull the pin on the tube, the Mentos fall into the soda and within about 5 seconds the soda is shooting all over the place. Hilarious!!! Three-quarters of the bottle shot out. My cheap butt cringed at paying $6 for a silly plastic tube, but it was TOTALLY worth it! Anyone know where I can find more mint flavored Mentos?
One day last week I was picking Kaylin up from camp. The counselor watched as she ran over from the sandbox and said "Wow. Your daughter sure has a talent for getting filthy." I replied "Yes, she gets that from me." The counselor glanced at my muddy legs and zoo uniform (I WASH my hands and arms) and started laughing. A proud Mommy Moment for sure!
Gene took the kids to fireworks in Chillicothe to avoid the horrible Peoria riverfront crowd. I was so tired I skipped fireworks and was sleeping before they even left. It turned out to be a good show and the kids had a great time playing in the park beforehand. The next morning Logan went onandonandon about how they didn't get home until (gasp) AFTER 10:30!!!! For the kid who happily leaves his friends and willingly comes inside at 8pm to go to bed that was quite extraordinary.
Well, I haven't run all week because I was too worn out from work. That's over so I better get out there!