Saturday, August 15, 2009

Fun Rambling Family Time at the Zoo

Today was so special. We went to liturgy for the Dormitian of the Theotokos this morning, and came home to a large leg of lamb that Wes had adorned with garlic cloves and put into the oven.

The meat was sooooo good! Heirloom tomato, squash from the farmer's market on the side.

Then we went to the zoo. It was so much fun for the whole family to do something fun together.

The kids and Wes paid for tickets to climb on a ropes course they have there, while I happily sat there and watched. Too high up for me. Besides, they don't let you on there if you have a bad back.

The best thing about the zoo is that each time you go, the animals are doing something slightly different. For instance, today the elephants were not on display. But in the giraffe house, we got to watch a small snake who had just been given a dead mouse by the zoo keeper open up his jaws and start to work on swallowing that thing. A snake swallowing a mouse is more like a snake crawling around the mouse until the mouse is inside itself.

We also saw a monkey that we don't normally get to see, and I learned a thing or two about some of the animals because Bethany stopped to read some of the signs. Oh, and the lemurs were busy liking what we presume were salt blocks.

Most of all, though, was the good family time. Yay.

And of course, being the camera shy/cameral neglectful people that we are, I didn't take any pictures at all.

1 comment:

elizabeth said...

That's really nice! I love posting pictures on my blog, but not of people, so I understand...

Sounds like a lot of fun! I like zoos as well!