Tuesday, July 3, 2007

A Day at the Zoo

We are blessed to have a great zoo near us. We most recently took the girls there on their birthday (March 29th, obviously this post is a little late). It was great because Christoph was on spring break and I didn't have to work. We were able to make an entire day of it and I think we all had fun.

Katrina was old enough this time to actually pay attention and be excited by the animals. She really loved the goats in the petting area. Emily's favorite were the lorikeets. She was a little freaked out to have the birds land on her, but she liked feeding them while they were on Daddy's arm.

They both got very excited about running around in the grass which made us really want to get our backyard done (right now it's a pile of dirt and weeds).

It was so much fun to reconnect and spend time as a family. Since I work every evening during the week and our weekends are usually so chaotic, sometimes it feels like Christoph and I barely see each other. It was also fun to spoil the girls a little. We let them each get something from the gift shop, Emily got a stuffed lorikeet and Katrina a stuffed goat to remember their favorite thing from the day. The butterfly exhibit opened back up in May, so I've been itching to go back for another visit. That's my favorite thing in the zoo. Other then little girls eating snow cones.

1 comment:

  1. Hello friend! I think you must have taken your latest post down before I had a chance to comment on it (Thanks for the shout out, by the way. I AM reading!). I do that too. Although I usually don't ever even get them to the publish state. I just wanted to let you know I know *exactly* how you feel. I have recently gone through all of those feelings too. Wanting to live a more centered, peaceful, content life. (BTW, I feel at my fatest right now too - ugh!) I wish you lived closer because I know we could totally hang out! I'm glad you posted that last post (even if you took it down) because I appreciate that kind of honesty and introspection. It is hard to do that. I know I tend to keep things really light on the blog so people never really know the true me. Anyway, know that I'm thinking about you and sending friendship thoughts your way through the internet! Be well.