Neither Josh or I are leap day babies, but leap year 2012 is the first one that we’ve been together *officially* as a couple. We actually started dating about a week after the last leap year in 2008! So, I was very excited to do something fun, and something planned! In fact I even looked up and made a list of fun things to do with your husband/family/friends that got featured on blogher.com here to keep in mind for the next leap year, or hurry and attempt some today!
First I invited Josh to “take a leap of faith” with me by inviting him to join us today for a Leap Day Adventure! I taped a card to our front door yesterday so he’d see it when he got home and have something to look forward to all day today! Aren’t I so romantic?
Today ended up being the perfect day for such ideas of grandeur as it turned out to be 67 degrees, sunny, and windy. So in the morning the girls and I went to the zoo with our friend Hillary and her two kids. We watched the dolphins *leap* out of water during the dolphin show (though I didn’t get to watch all of it because Lisa refused to sit…).
Notice I wore Blue and Yellow (per 30 Rock’s “Leap Day” episode which we watched tonight)
We also saw the tigers, by far our favorite part of the zoo, and the tiger *leaped* up on the glass right where I was standing! Scared me a little (even though a thick sheet of glass separated us!).
The girls took a nap after we got home from the zoo and then Josh came home and he helped me make origami *leap* frogs! (directions I used here.) Once the girls got up we fed them a little food and then went to the park!
At the park we flew kites for the first time with the girls. They loved watching the kite *leap* into the air.
The girls had fun playing at the playground at the park, especially on the swings – their favorite! Especially when they think they are kicking Mommy!
We were then joined again by Hillary and her kids and played a fun game of “Leap Frog Hunt,” played like an Easter Egg Hunt. It was fun! Hillary’s daughter especially loved it since she loved frogs! We brought plastic frogs, the paper origami ones we made, a frog rattle toy and some buckets for them to collect them in.
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