Friday, May 8, 2009



(I can NOT get this post to include paragraph breaks.  Sorry!  I'm still trying to figure Blogger out...)

I love my house at the different seasons for different reasons…in a week’s time, I’ve gone from being able to barely see the road through the trees because there weren’t any leaves, to now being able to see nothing but green.  I love it!  So, I’m sitting here with the windows open, listening to the birds and sipping on coffee (oh, and trying to block out “Thomas the Tank Engine.”  Wyatt LOVES Thomas, but he and his friends are starting to get to me!  :))
This week has been super-busy, but I feel like I didn’t really get anything done.  Recap:  in case you haven’t seen, Kelby has started a “30 Days of Burgess’ 30th Birthday” pictorial on the blog and Facebook.  It’s really clever and yet slightly embarrassing all at the same time.  But, I look forward to jumping on Facebook to see what pics she’s come up with every day.  I’d forgotten about many things, but apparently my birthdays are well-documented in my old scrapbooks, which Kelby ganked at my parents’ house, so it’s all out there for the internet world to see.
Apparently the library takes a hiatus from storytime during the month of May, so I was left with trying to be a little more creative with my free time with Wyatt this week.  SO…Tuesday I thought we’d head south to the Indy Zoo because they had special priced tickets and we could both get in for the price of one adult.  And I was thinking it’s still the school year, NOW is the time to go.  Um, NO.  We drove all the way down there only to drive by the zoo and see it PACKED.  PACKED.  I expected school buses for field trips, but the first lot was overflowing into the 2nd lot with cars.  It was a madhouse!  Poor Wyatt.  I had him all excited to see the “eleshants” and polar bears, and then all we did was drive by.  And it didn’t help that the elephants were out on that hill overlooking Washington Street, so Wy could see them when we drove by.  Now what?!?  I mean, since it’s been a year and a half since I lived around Indy, I don’t even know where the parks are or anything.  And I didn’t feel like going to the Children’s Museum because it was such a dang nice day.  So, we went to the mall for a little bit, and then headed north to Trader’s Point Creamery, just because I’d been wanting to check it out.  Another disappointment.  There wasn’t a cow to see or anything.  Just some barns with a little cheese shop.  Aargh!  So, we sat in a parking lot so I could think about what to do.  We called a friend who has a farm in Thorntown.  She was my zoo-back-up!  Luckily, she was home…they have horses, cows, sheep, dogs…Wyatt fed a baby calf, petted horses…finally!  Not a total waste of a beautiful day.  And I got to catch up with my friend.  (But, Wyatt did keep asking about “eleshants!”  He he!)
I’ve started going to a Bible study at church on Wednesday nights that I’m loving!  I’d forgotten how great it is to have real discussions with other Christian ladies.  And since I “need” to read this book to be part of the discussion, I’m actually reading something other than magazines.  YES!
Last night Wyatt had a “photo session” with our friend, Kelsey.  She’s wanting to get more practice taking pictures for her budding photography business, so we met her at Prophetstown State Park so she could follow Wy around.  That was fun, and I have no doubt those pics are going to be awesome!  (*Check her blog out at
Looking forward to the weekend…NO plans tonight, Farmer’s Market Saturday morning, down to Jeff & Maren’s for dinner Saturday night, and Mother’s Day Sunday.  We’re thinking about going to breakfast before church Sunday for my mother’s day meal.  Oh, and I’m going to try to get my garden planted this weekend.  I love spring.
Happy Friday!