The other day, we went to the zoo with some friends. I saw the sign about wristbands, which allows you to visit the dino exhibit and ride the train, among other things I knew we wouldn't do. I asked the lady about them, but they cost a lot more than either I or my friend were willing to pay. So we got the general tickets, and when the lady gave me my receipt, she slid 5 armbands to me and said, "Have a blessed day." Well, thank you very much I think I will! So after we ate (seriously, I didn't see the "no outside food" sign until we were walking away) we made a bee line for the dino exhibit. EJ took these pictures:
Pretty good photographer, isn't he? I took some of him and his friends:
They had a place the kids could dig for fossils:
Then I took the boys in to see the butterflies. EJ took these pictures:
Then we went to see the animals! EJ took these, too:
Then we rode the train and I took over. This is us waiting:
EJ is yelling, "All aboard!" and his friend is saying, "Woo-woo!"
My friend took this one (I love EJ's look of absolute excitement!):
The conductor took one of all of us (if my hair looks windblown, it's because I just got off an open train!):
Then we went to see the monkeys, but we didn't get good pics because of the glare of the glass walls. We came back outside and our friends went to the restroom while we waited at this donor tree. EJ is pretending to be a leaf.
He looked at that picture and decided he was covering up too many other leaves, so:
Then we went to the playground, because you know, the zoo is the best place to go to play on a playground! Forget the animals! Granted, I don't know any other playground quite like the zoo playground. :-)
We had the absolute bestest time! I'm so glad our friends could go, and that they could pick us up, since I didn't have a vehicle that day!
Who am I, you ask?
In 2006 I had a stroke, and every day my husband encourages me to use my remaining brain cells to the best of my ability. I love to organize, make crafts, and go on adventures (safe ones). I hope that through my blog posts, you will be encouraged to accept and make the best of challenges God throws at your life.