Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Fun times

We have had a couple of fun days.
Cora's Playground is the same as done.
It still needs a door (where that window is behind that slab of cement).
That door will lead to the Caterpillar Sunday School classroom
- the older toddlers.
And the shade still needs to be put up.
But the toys are in.
The floor is done and so cute!
So I took Hannah and Sophia to play there yesterday.

Today, I was supposed to take my aunt to Paxico, Kansas to visit her granddaughter.
But she came down with the flu.
Jill called. The weather was so beautiful today - in the '70's. This is Kansas in August?! Wow!
She wanted to go to the zoo and did I want to go too? I am under a lot of pressure with getting nursery ready for the fall but I could use the break! So that is just what I did.
We first went to the chimps. Met a very interesting couple there who were personal friends of Jane Goodall. He had helped to train this one chimp and he was "talking" with it. The chimp would nod his head and dance for him. Pretty amazing. After the chimps we decided not to do the usual.
We had not ever taken the girls to see Australia and South America.
It was so very pretty! Not another soul around either. I think most people just prefer to see tigers, lions and gorillas.
Look at this gorgeous bird!

Sophia wanted to push her stroller.

Then we saw this thing.
And it flew right at us.
Jill and I ducked and screamed.
Sophia began to run with the stroller crying and crying.
I held her and calmed her down.
Hopefully we didn't scar her for life and make her terrified of birds.
We saw these wallabys (like a baby kangaroo)
hopping around, right by us. They are not caged up.
I couldn't get a good shot. They kept hopping around.
When we exited, we came to the elephants.
They were feeding them.

By then it was lunch time for us too.
Mindy was on her way home from nursing school.
And Adam was on his way into town too.
He has a hard time studying at the office.
He prefers his second office - Starbucks.
He can work on his sermon just fine there!
So we all met at On the Border.
The music was blaring.
But the food is good.
Sophia loves the music.
I had to film her rocking to the beat.


Natalie (Veer) Klassen said...

oh how fun! So glad you got the starbucks coupons - i am an addict!! =) i love these photos of the kids on the new playground!! how exciting - it looks awesome! i see you figured out the wide photos too - yay!! =) hope your day is wonderful!

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

What a great day! Zoo in August in these temps! Wow! The break was good for you!