Friday, July 10, 2009

Fun at the Zoo

I believe that the purchase of our membership at the zoo is the best thing we buy every year for our family. It is so nice to be able to just go walking around looking at all the animals. Darius is so excited this summer about the zoo. His favorite "zoo sister" Jelissa takes him several times a month. I enjoy the time I get to go and watch his face light up. He loves to make animal sound all the time so when he gets to see the animals up close it just tickles him. I love to watch his face light up when he feeds the giraffes. Our greatest memories will always and forever be when Darius grabbed the giraffes lips and pulled them to him. I almost died. It was the funniest thing ever.

I never thought I would be the kind of mother that enjoyed the zoo. The girls and I went maybe once a year when they were growing up. Now I go once a month all year long, and sometimes more. It is interesting to see what a different mother I am to the little kids. I have so much more patience, I just wish I had the energy I did with the girls. You win some you loss some. I'm still learning balance.

Zoo Day With the Meridian Staff
We always have so much fun together
On this particular day David had to work so he was unable to join us :(

Wednesday at the Park

We have so much enjoyed going over to the farmers market on Wednesdays at the America the Beautiful park. They are having concerts in the park from 6 to 8 pm every Wednesday in July. We have enjoyed eating great food, listening to the music and allowing Darius to play in the water. He loves walking around in the water and playing with all the kids. The water is very cold so I decided that I would be the official picture taker and have someone else go in the water with him. We have touch Cynthia's feet in the water but she has let us know right away that she does not like the "Cold" water.

My goal has been to have the kids out of the house doing activities geared toward them a couple times a week. The evenings in the park have been fun for the whole family. David meets us down town and if the girls can they join us too. Besides what we by from the farmers market it is a free activity. I'm always looking for ways to have good family fun, for next to nothing. This is one that I would recommend.