We are kicking off this school year in a more experiential way than in years past. Daddy's schedule has changed so that he is often off on a week day (that changes each week). Rather than be upset by this because it interferes with my "school routine", I've decided to embrace this and plan fun family field trips on his days off.
This week, we chose to go to the zoo and start our annual membership (thank you, Nanu for that). Let me just say, if you haven't been to the zoo in October, you need to! It was the best zoo experience we've had probably ever. There were babies galore and all kinds of activity. We even got to watch a sloth ... a sloth. If you're not familiar, sloths are never awake and are never active (at least not when we've been at the zoo). Yesterday, this sloth was all kind of active (for a sloth). Super cool day at the zoo! Perfectly productive. TONS of nature study. Beautiful weather. Wonderful family. Couldn't have asked for a better kick-off to our zoo membership or or school year.
Take a peek at some of our pictures.
|Squirrel that begged like a dog|
|Baby leopard on the left|
|Does he look relaxed or what?|
|This guy was NOT part of the zoo ... he was on our path!|
|We studied this last year ... do you remember what it is?|
|We are probably the only people who fed this cutie pie something he SHOULD have been eating ... a couple of whole, natural almonds (as opposed to doritos or whatever else he is used to).|
Until next time,