Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Train Ride, A Petting Zoo, Time Change & A Fever

Well, we were a busy little family last weekend. As a reward for Connor getting potty trained I said we could go on a train ride. Well, yes it's been awhile but we are busy busy people what can I say. So we FINALLY were able to get that train ride in. We took the Metrolink to San Juan Capistrano. Right next to the train station is a petting zoo called Zoomar's. It was so much fun!!! We spend 2 hours there and could have easily spent more. It's not that big but they have a TON of stuff to do. They have a little train to ride. They have horse/pony rides. They have lots of animals to pet and feed - guinea pigs, bunnies, cow, turtle, geese, birds, emus, pigs, goats and baby ponys. They even have a little play area with two swing sets for the kids to play in. Very nice set up and less than a 1/2 mile from the train station.

Then we headed over to Ruby's to eat lunch. After lunch we still have about 1 1/2 hours to kill before the train ride home so we walked around the historic part of San Juan. It was really beautiful and peaceful there. Surbjit said he enjoyed the day because he didn't have to worry about driving or parking. That was nice. The only un-nice thing of the whole day - Our train was running an HOUR BEHIND schedule due to mechanical difficulties. Ugh. Oh well. The girls were not happy about it. Connor didn't care as we got to see about 4 trains come in and out of the station while we were waiting. You should have seen the look on his face every time the trains whistle blew. It was too cute! Of course by the time our train got there, Emily just wanted to walk. So I spend the entire hour of the train ride back home walking with her and Connor up and around the metrolink car. I'm sure the people were tired of seeing us every few minutes. But it was better than hearing a screaming child!!!

Then the time change happened. I HATE the time change. Well I like it in the evening! But it's pitch black now when I'm taking the girls and Connor to daycare. It's so weird! I know it will start lightening up but it's weird. Everyone has been extremely tired. Although after our adventure on Saturday I'm sure that would make anyone tired! But then Emily decided to go and get a fever. It started Sunday afternoon. I stayed home with her yesterday. This morning it was gone but you could still tell she was tired. They all went to daycare with instructions to call Surbjit if anything happens. I think she is teething plus she got no nap on Saturday and then the time change. If only that little girl didn't need to be in the middle of everything she could nap and be refreshed! =)

So that was our exciting weekend. I'll be e-mailing pictures out to everyone so stay tuned!!!


Aracely said...

How fun!! Thanks for the tip- I've been planning on visiting - after reading this I think we will head over next weekend. We are heading over to the Autry today in LA. Should be fun!!

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ZOOMARS said...

Hi Heather,
We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to ZOOMARS. Sorry the train was an hour late :( Hopefully that won't happen again. If it does, come back to ZOOMARS and we will do our best to entertain your kids for another hour and grab you a cup of coffee from Hidden House :)
Let us know next time you visit on Facebook or twitter.
Thanks for the shout out,