Wednesday, January 07, 2009

G.G's Surgery and Miramar Playarea

Yesterday I was home all day with Shaylee as my grandmother (we call her G.G since she is Shaylee's Great Grandmother) went into surgery for a knee replacement. G.G normally watches Shaylee while Nils and I are at work and we pay her what we would normally pay a sitter or a daycare center. The one on one attention has definitely shown to be beneficial for Shaylee! She is so smart! Anyhow, the surgery went well and we are hoping she has a speedy recovery.

While G.G is recovering from her operation, this week I have Shaylee again all day today and then Nils, who is off on Thursdays and Fridays, will have her those two days. Then next week, since G.G will be home but still in recovery, I will have Shaylee on Monday thru Wednesday and Nils will have her for that Thursday and Friday again. I know it sounds really strange for a parent to say but it seems strange not going off to work and having Shaylee all to ourselves all day long! There is not a whole lot to do around here that doesn't cost money but the playgrounds in the area are ample! And free!

Yesterday we went to the Miramar Shopping Center Play area and McDonalds for lunch then came home to do a craft project and watch "The Little Mermaid: Ariel's Beginning" before naptime. The Miramar shopping center play area is super cute- its beach themed! I absolutely love the sandcastle! What's really nice is that there is actually two play areas-one for the younger kids and one for the older. The photo at the bottom is taken on the older kids playarea. It has more to climb and slides. Unfortunately part of the bigger kid area was under construction but Shaylee didn't seem to mind; she was having so much fun walking back and forth across the "wiggly bridge".

Today we are going to check out the newly remodeled and improved playground at the Karls Drew Community Center. Its been under construction for months and months and since its the closest to our home, we have been waiting and waiting for it to be finished. Other plans for today include fingerpainting and continueing to work on going on the "big girl potty".

1 comment:

Neabear said...

Such fun for you and Shaylee! That is a neat playground. I hope GG heals just fine. She will definitely have less pain once it heals. Oh, I wanted to tell you that I love your new background choice. The colors so fit you. Happy Wednesday!