Friday, June 21, 2013

And Now For...

summer break!  School let out on Tuesday, and we have been making the most of it.  So far highlights include making rice crispy treats, spending a morning with friends at the pool, and going to the zoo.  Oh, and being able to have nice lazy mornings while we get ready at a leisurely pace.  No matter how hard I try, I never will really be a morning person.  Getting out the door between 9 and 10 is just perfect for me.

The zoo was so much fun!  Did you know that naked mole rats, while among the ugliest animals you will ever see, have a fascinating social structure?  I think we jeopardized the small mammal house volunteer's time in order to ask all of our questions, but it was amazing.  Oh, and as we arrived we bumped into a couple of orangutans crossing the O-line, and then got to see one of them eating the bubbles from his own bubble bath.  This was quite funny to the little ones.  We just stood there giggling for about five minutes.  The girls are waiting for Hugo to start eating bubbles.

People always ask how having a boy is different than having a girl.  There are plenty of differences, let me tell you, but one thing that is always the same is that kids love animals.  And, I will admit, we are sort of a nerdy family at heart, so going to a place that is overflowing with information and educational resources is the best.  I have a feeling we will be paying the zoo many more visits.

Oh, and one of my kids just completed kindergarten.  That is pretty much crazy.

Happy summer break!


Courtney Biggs said...

Lazy, but leisurely mornings. Well said. That's what I love about summer, myself.

Adele said...

I couldn't agree more! :-)