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Monday, May 21, 2007

Fun at the LA zoo

Today we got off to a good start. Kate's cousins, uncle, grandma and grandpa all left by noon, I had folded all of the laundry that I had been putting off for the past 7 days, made a pork tenderloin for dinner (really tasty for the recipe click here but be warned its my new recipe so if I am scheduled to bring you dinner or I invite you over its probably what I will be making!!) and Sara took an almost 3 hour nap. Then she woke up, I fed the girls lunch and for some reason Sara began to be all whinny and I began to feel my sanity slowly slip through my fingers. So I asked Kate if she wanted to go to the park or zoo and she chose the zoo, so off we went, here is a little re-cap of our afternoon.....
We checked out the new spider exhibit, its pretty cool, they have some real huge hairy spiders, we went through once, then Kate said, lets go again and so we went again and spent about 20 mins in there. Some of the spiders were hiding and so she kept asking, where's this one but some of the big ones you just couldn't miss!! She also asked the names of each one and I have to thank the zoo for labeling all of its exhibits because I must have seemed like the most intelligent mother on the face of the planet for knowing each spiders real name!!

So for any of you who visit the zoo regularly like us (and if you want to go but don't have a pass call me, I can get you in for free and we love going) it was pretty much the same old, same old, lions, giraffes, zebras, camel, elephant, orangutan etc, etc we caught the Nubian Ibex's having a little táte-a-táte and check out the photo I took of myself and Sara, not too bad if I do say so myself!! I'm glad we went, it made me realise when I was there that I love going with my friends and their kids but sometimes I like to just spend time with my girls, I got to listen and talk to Kate the whole time, even if it was just 3 year old talk it was wonderful and even though I didn't finish my dishes, vacuum and do some of the other things on my to do list for the day, I spent quality time with my girls and that to me makes my day a success. Plus, I think I managed to tire them out!!


Boss Lady said...

That recipes sounds delicious. yum yum

Boss Lady said...

claire, you are such a good mom. reading me makes me want to chill out about my house and be more fun. And maybe serve just noodles instead of forcing them to eat tuna casserole