Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Wanted: Activity Director

On Sunday we dropped Annie off at Bible camp.

I miss that girl like crazy!

See Annie is our family activities director.
She keeps the boys busy all day long.

So now...
Guess who is the new activities director by default.
Yep, me.

We've been writing her letters,

jumping puddles,

watching planes,

just lots of busy boy stuff.

But, they still seem to find things to get into.

Yesterday morning, they brought me 
a giant newborn opposum in a jar.

Yes, I screamed,
 when it appeared from behind their backs 
and was thrust into my hands as a gift to me.

Then, later in the day Bo caught a pigeon in his fishing net.

I think I more yelled that time, 
"Bo! Let it go!"

So today I thought the zoo would take up 
a nice big chunk of the day and keep our adventures to a minimum.

Let's just say I sent this text to my sister:

So Laurie the zookeeper got the excitement today, 
all the kids around us yelling and pointing at her, 
"There's a lady in the monkey cage!"

Me, snapping pictures of her as she waded 
through the waist deep water with only knee deep boots on.

And the adventure of climbing the rocks,
 and hiking through the plants,
 to rescue a little boy and find his flip flop.

Rocco was so happy when she reached up and 
handed it to him under the railing.

We thanked her 
(and apologized) 
a hundred times.

Zookeeper Laurie was gracious and sweet,
Our new hero.

So today we gave the Gibbons something to watch,

and tomorrow I'm sure we will have some new animal adventure.

But at least it gives me something to put into my letters to Annie!

Get home girl!  You are missed :)