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 :)


MS/AC Fan said...

Rocco! That is sooo funny. I love all of the photo journalism.
Now I just need a pic of Bo & his pigeon & your new pet you were gifted. 😂Aw, Doyle boys, you crack this Auntie up so much. 😂😂😂

MS/AC Fan said...

The water line on the zookeepers pants. 😂😂😂

DUTA said...

Never a dull moment with the boys!. Annie, the charming "activities director" is a pure gem; of course you miss her.
Awsome pictures, EACH ONE OF THEM!

Little Penpen said...

Never a dull moment... I love reading your posts! A baby opossum... where's the pic?? LOL LOL

marie said...

I needed a belly laugh today....thanks for helping me out!!

It's me said...

Hahahaha.......you are the sweatest crazy mom far away in this world...love you...warm hugs Ria x ❤️

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Oh my, so much going on in your neck of the woods. Boys!!! I can see why you miss Annie but I'm sure she is having a great time being out of the house this week......

Martina said...

Dear Libbie, your it's greart how you always thend to make the best of everything. God knows why he made YOu the mother of all these boys! Your post put a big smile on my face! Happy sunday to you!