Things went pretty smoothly yesterday during our trip to the library for Eleanor's class until we left. Zach DID NOT want me to hold his hand crossing the street to our car. I had Kate in the snugli, the diaper bag over my shoulder, the library bag in one hand, and a limp 2 year old in the other hand while crossing the street. I'm sure it was a sight to see! Zach dropped his book just as we got to the other side of the street and he ended up laying beside it throwing a tantrum. Another Mom stopped to help, which was nice, but there really wasn't anything she could do. I got Zach into the parking lot, but then he plopped himself down again continuing his tantrum. He kept kicking his shoes off, so I had Eleanor pick them up along this long walk to the car. I had picked up free passes to the Children's museum in the library, but by now I was wondering if we should just head home. I finally got Zach in the car and drove up to the ticket booth to pay for parking. The lady inside the booth says to me, "Whatever you did sure made him mad." Yes, insisting that my 2 year old hold my hand while crossing the street DID make him mad.
We did end up going to the museum and it turned out to be a great time. I parked on the same side of the street as the museum so Zach could walk by himself which started things off on the right foot. It was fun to take Eleanor and Zach to the museum because it was a new experience for both of them and everything there was exciting to them. I would like to take Zach there by himself sometime or have Matt come with me, so Zach can stay in one spot for as long as he likes. He would get settled into an activity like the train table and the blocks, but then Eleanor would want to move on to something else. Eleanor really enjoyed the diner and being my waitress.
Kate and I had an evening on the town last night before picking up my parents at the airport. It was nice to get out, but having Kate fall asleep and then get woken up a few times and getting her out of a warm car into the cool air wasn't so much fun. We went to Burger King for dinner (I might regret that decision on Friday) and we went to Goodwill...where else would I go?
Kate update: She is starting to crawl! She has graduated from the sniper crawl to getting on her hands and knees. :-)