We do an activity once a week with other moms & kids from our church. This week was Zoo Day. We met there at 9AM (so as to avoid the heat) and spent a lovely morning there. We'd had one day home from our camping trip to pull ourselves together and get out the door on time. It was a challenge, but we did it! It was a fun day full of animals and herding our own animals through the zoo. Here are some highlights from the day:
Jackson LOVES the elephants - they're his favorite! Logan with the zebras. Lizzie with the llamas.
Trevor got a sting ray to hang out for about 5 minutes right under his hand. And the last picture is of our whole group. They were a little squirrely for this last group picture, but you get the point.
This one picture is a preview of what was the greatest moment of an incredibly long week. It started out great, but quickly went downhill. Here's the breakdown:
THE GOOD: 32 children 18 adults 15 fish caught 10+ fishing poles 7 kayaks 7 fabulous home cooked dinners 6 equally delicious breakfasts (mmmm.... ebelskivers....) 3 easy ups 2 cooking stoves 2 nights of Smores 1 boat, raft, & knee board 1 water trampoline 1 karaoke night - complete with 4 dads singing YMCA 1 glorious night of fireworks on the lake 500 waterballoons + 2 launchers = a great fight
THE BAD: 11 sick children 6 sick adults 6 COLD nights 3 doctor visits
THE UGLY: 5+ sleepless nights 1 case of pneumonia 1 car accident 1 set of keys locked in the car 1 flat tire
The video will be posted next week - wait for it.... (it will surely look like we all had a GREAT time - which, for the most part, the non-sick people DID have a great time).