We took the kids to a mini zoo/petting zoo nearby last weekend. Other than the ridiculous heat, we had a great time and saw lots of neat animals.
The donkey and zebra greeted us as we entered the park....and enjoyed the carrots the kids offered.
Anderson loved the turtles and kept wanting to go back to see them. The 'zoo' has summer camps for kids and the kids and other volunteers were stationed with each animal to tell about the animals and assist in petting them. Owen's favorite was the big pot bellied pig.
A baby armadillo.
We saw turtles, birds, snakes, racoons, bobcats, porcupines, opossums, rabbits, a yak, turtles, pigs, a monkey, lizards and more.
Go ahead and mention my child, The one that died, you know. Don't worry about hurting me further The depth of my pain doesn't show. Don't worry about making me cry I'm already crying inside Help me heal by releasing The tears that I try to hide. I'm hurt when you just keep silent, Pretending it doesn't exist. I'd rather you mention my child Knowing that she has been missed. You ask me how I'm doing, I say "pretty good" or "fine" But healing is something on going I feel it will take a lifetime.