Wednesday, July 22, 2009

These Kids Belong in a Zoo...

Sometimes things in my life are going fairly smoothly, so I get goofy and decide to do things like take my kids to the zoo!  Today I met up with a childhood friend at the Toledo Zoo.  I'd been telling the kids we would go all summer, and much to my dismay summer is slipping quickly by!    

All went well except for when I very briefly lost Clara.  Well I didn't actually lose her, it was more that she ran away because she didn't like the aquarium exhibit.   Between the dark aquarium, and the damn bird aviary I was really freaked out.  Luckily as I was growing frantic and screaming "CLARA!!  ANSWER MOMMY!!" a woman said "Is she a little blond girl in a dress?  I think she just ran out the exit."  I of course raced out the exit, and there she was standing there calm as could be.  When I asked her WHY she would run out of the aquarium, she calmly said "I didn't like the dark."    Oh.  Well Clara Jean, Mommy doesn't like to have heart attacks either!!!
Speaking of heart attacks... notice Ruby the camera hog is NOT in this picture?  Perhaps you are wondering why?  Well Ruby was standing on a ledge happily watching the polar bears in the exhibit.  Suddenly a polar bear came out of nowhere and leaped out of the water and up onto the glass.  Poor Ruby was so scared she couldn't even scream.  She just raced back to the wagon and for the most part stayed put the rest of the trip!  (Very unusual for Ruby! She is usually the one up to something!)  Good thing I guess.  I don't think I could handle two heart attacks in one day!  

Here is my Ruby with my friend's son Max.  We had to take the picture.... It's Max and Ruby!  
All in all a a very nice day...heart attacks and all.

God is good.  All the time.


SpeechMom said...

Sounds like a great day at the zoo!!

ilene said...

Wow! They all look like they are having a great time! That is worth a few mild heart attacks!! :)