The other day I needed to be in Mountain Brook at 5:30, and I was in the area at 3:30, so I decided to spend the two hours at the zoo. Guess who absolutely loved that idea?
Yep. That one. It's blurry because he wouldn't stand still! "Hello there, short grass! Hello there, tall grass. You know bamboo is a kind of grass, right? So, short grass, and tall grass!"
Why flamingos are pink--it's in their food, and when one gives birth, she is very pale, because her "pink" nutrients go to her chick. Can you tell the difference? (as always, the smaller pictures are "clickable" to see bigger.)
I love tippy-toes pictures.
There were probably 75 tiny bees flying all around this eagle--maybe sweat bees? He kept shaking his head and I wondered why he didn't just move!
In the Trails of Africa, there was this "fallen tree" exhibit. The plaque had some interesting info on it, and at the end it encouraged you to climb on it like African children would. EJ shrugged and said, "Hm, okay!" It was back a couple steps into the woods, but the plaque said to climb on it!
If you remember the "suitcase game" post from several days ago...Here's what we packed for "O".
"You have funny looking ears, sand cat! Oops, I think I woke it up!"
So, EVERY time we come, EJ points out this plaque and we roll laughing at it. Can you find the mistake? Just read it! (Hint: it's the last sentence of the second bullet point.)
The momma giraffe took 5 or 6 bites while we were standing there, chewing, getting the rest of her bite in, chewing, swallowing. The entire time we stood there, the baby chewed on this one bite! No getting the rest in, no swallowing, just chomping. EJ concluded that he didn't know how to eat correctly. You can sort of see the hay trail all the way down the length of his body. This evening we had pizza for supper, and EJ took a bite and more cheese came off the pizza than he had in his mouth. He pointed and said, "Baby giraffe." He cracks me up!
We were both incredibly sweaty afterward (low 90s today) and I have about 4 blisters on my feet because I was NOT planning to walk around for 2 hours! But all in all, it was a good day. To quote EJ about this day, "This is nice, just hanging out with you."
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.