What do you want to be when you grow up?

So I had the conversation with Walker at the ripe age of six.  I simply asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?  You know you can be anything that you want to be."

Here’s the list

1. Police Officer

So can I assume that he will be a law abiding citizen?  I am keeping my fingers crossed.

2. Cowboy

Well… as most of you know… cowboys are cool and quite often cute.

3. Karate Teacher

He has never taken a lesson in his life but… as he recently showed me… he made himself a karate teacher’s licence.  Ummm… does this mean that being a professional forger is in his future?  Goodness I hope not!!

4. A Diver

Don’t know where the heck this came from but at least sounds interesting.

So I ask the rest of you parent – what do your kids want to be when they grow up.  Go ahead and put yourselves in that category.  I am still trying to figure it out myself.

If you were a car… what would you be?

I am a Porshe.  Ummm… I would have guessed a BMW convertable – but I will take it.


You have a classic style, but you’re up-to-date with the latest technology.  You’re ambitious, competitive, and you love to win.  Performance, precision, and prestige – you’re one of the elite, and you know it.

What sports car are you?

h/t Reflections by Kris who is a Lamborghini Murcielago


Trip to the Zoo

DSC_00256553.jpgA few weeks ago I told my husband that we needed to plan a day with the kids and forget the housework inside and out.  We decided to take the kids to the Roger Williams Zoo in Rhode Island.  It was a beautiful day and apparently many had the same idea in mind because it was crowded.  It took us an hour and a half to get there.  We left in the morning to try and get there when it opened.   Though there was a lot of construction going on due to expansion the kids knew no better and had a wonderful time.

I find myself often watching them see things for the first time.  The camels in this picture look like they want to give anyone a "smooch".  I took many pictures of the kids and of course tortured them into allowing me to take some of both of them.


By noon we were all starting to get a little tired and hungry.  We lasted a little while longer before we headed home.  To see more pictures of the zoo trip click here.

By the time we hit the road both kids were tuckered out and fast asleep.  

In this little venture we decided that we need to take time out to just do something fun.  Though chores can be overwhelming at times we need a break to rejuvenate ourselves so that we can be productive.  We plan on doing some of that this weekend with the holiday coming up.