I took the kids to the zoo yesterday and they had a great time!  I thought Amos would be scared of some of the animals, but he did fabulous.  You see the tiger in the background.  Yeap we were close.  Kinda freaked me out, but I held it together for the sake of the kids!

When we first walked in I told them the rules about not putting your fingers in the cages or the birds will bite you, and how to not yell at the animals so you don't scare them.  Amos took these rules to heart.  He would freak out whenever Story would talk too loud.  He was the big brother and he wanted to protect her so that she wouldn't make any of the animals mad.  If she even got close to a cage with a bird he was on her about not touching the cage.  It was rather annoying to her I'm sure, but I let him help her and she mostly refused his help, because that's how she rolls.  I was proud of him for wanting to follow the rules and be such a helper.  It gave me a huge insight into his heart and the huge amount of love that he has towards his sister.

We met my friend Virgina and her son Carter, who is Cayden's age, there and I enjoyed so much getting to hang with her and talk with an adult while at the zoo with all the kids!






I never thought he would do it, but he did!  He is getting so brave with new stuff!


We had a great time.  It was hot, but not unbearable.  The kids had fun and I think it was good for them to have a friend there too to play with!  We got there right when it opened at 10 and were walking out at 1:30.  It was a great trip!  I was exhausted and napped all afternoon!  These kids are wearing me out!

Next week three kids and I are heading to Nana & Pops' house and I'm sure we'll be hitting up the Lufkin zoo!  When we left the zoo I asked all the kids what their favorite animal was and Story insisted hers was “pink”.  We all laughed and repeated the question several times, but she was sticking to her “pink” animal.  I have no idea what she's talking about, but apparently she does!

Jamie Ivey