Saturday, March 14, 2009

Jump! Jump! Jump Around!

It felt like Christmas Eve around here last night... After Moana went to bed, Scott and I put together Moana's Jumperoo.

It's been sitting in the box waiting until the right time to debut... and this morning was it! Anticipation was high... was she going to like it? I think so.

There's a lot to look at and keep a baby entertained on this thing. Moana was mesmerized.

So at least that's something good about this Saturday morning. I woke up at about 4AM to the sound of pounding rain outside and was not happy. I was really hoping it was just a passing storm. Hoping it would be gone before it was time to ride at 7... No such luck. After a flurry of phone calls in the dark-o'clock hour and some serious studying of the radar map, it was decided that this was not just a passing storm. The whole island was apparently under siege. A very unhappy Mama set up her bike trainer and got to work while a more happy Papa packed up his surfboard and headed for the swell.

It's now 10:30 AM and it appears the rain may finally be tapering off, although surely some roads must be flooded since the sky released absolutely all of the available water in the atmosphere over the last 6 hours... Looks like I'll salvage the day with my long run and then try again on the bike tomorrow.

7 comments:

N.D. said...

aw, that is really cute! sorry about the bike! hope the LR went well.

Angela and David Kidd said...

She will love the jumperoo. Unexpectedly the sting ray is Zach's favorite thing on the jumperoo.

Hope the rain has passed and you can get back to cycling through paradise (really, I am trying to feel sorry for you being stuck on the trainer...I'm trying).

Angela said...

we've got the same jumper...the kids LOVE that thing. Ryan used to hold on to the sides for dear life while jumping wildly. Brayden likes the spinning feature the seat the best

You'll have to get some video of her once she really gets to jumping!

DC Running Mama said...

Thank papa simmons for the advice! I always do that when my girlfriends have issues--ask my hubby for the man-opinion. I think hubby is just stressed out in general and worried about me adding more to our plate. I still haven't figured out, though, why he "wants to draw a line in the sand."

I want a jumperoo! I've been looking for one on craig's list, but I think I might just break down and buy one!

aron said...

my friends have this jumper and their 6 month old LOVES it!! best thing ever :)

Rebecca DeWire said...

Elena was a HUGE fan of the Jumperoo and her favorite was that floppy thing since you can put it in your mouth and suck it so long that the eyeballs fade.

X-Country2 said...

I kind of want one of those things for when I can't find anything on tv. :o)