Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Giraffe's

On Monday we went to the zoo with Uncle Nick to see the giraffe's. It was a very hot day so we went very early. Our main motivation for going was to see the newest addition - the giraffe's. When I asked Will what he wanted to see first there was only one answer - the giraffe's.

Thankfully the zoo was not crowded at all. Shocking after the busloads (literally 40-50 buses a day) of kids we had been fighting for weeks. We headed straight for the giraffe's and there they were. 4 of the 5 newest members were hiding in the shade, not looking like they wanted anything to do with the throngs of people waiting to feed them.

After the giraffe's we went off on a comakazi type mission to see as many animals as possible. We went to places we had not been before (the nocturnal house) and to places we have been what seems like hundreds of times (the manatees). After a yummy picnic lunch we all got a special treat - ice cream! We petted the goats where Will's shirt got nibbled a little.

Then we headed home for a nice long nap. To quote Will, "It was a wonderful day!"

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Little Things

Yesterday we went to the zoo with Unck (that's Uncle Nick for those of you who don't know). We had a great time and got very hot and dirty. Unfortunately we didn't get to feed the giraffe's (they are still getting used to their surroundings).

Last night everyone (and I mean everyone) needed a bath. As Will was in the tub Kate was sitting on my lap. She kept looking at her big brother and smiling. I asked Will if he would like Kate to "get in" with him - he said yes. I dunked her little toes and legs in and the sound that followed was magical.

Kate started giggling out of control. It was so infectious that Will started to giggle too. It was one of those moments that I want to burn in my memory forever. I was so tired and stinky and dirty, but in those few seconds none of that mattered. All that mattered was the giggling.