Monday, June 2, 2008
To the Zoo
We decided last night that we better hit the zoo before it gets too hot and before school lets out. It was a beautiful day and in the afternoon it felt like we had the place to ourselves. Meadow especially enjoyed the elephant, turtles and seals. Parker especially loved pretending to track elephants in the helicopter and a new 3-D sponge bob ride where the audience gets "thrown up" on and a sleeping polar bear who "is like Burble from the Danger Rangers!" Greg loved watching Meadow's terror that turned into excitement every time a seal swam past in the underwater viewing section and watching Parker pretend to be every animal we just got done seeing. I loved watching the kids have a great time too - of course, the bonuses of the day were: Getting to read some of the new Stephanie Meyer book "The Host" on the way up and back (Thanks Robin!!!), getting to take a nap in the van after lunch when they both conked out, and overhearing a conversation between two girls who were probably 9 or 10 discussing whether they would rather have animal poop on their hands or in their hair. They decided their hands because it would be easier to wash off. I think they made the right decision.