Wednesday, June 24, 2009

The Payoff

I know you all think I'm crazy for taking the kids to the zoo once a week. Nuts. Certifiable. Insane.

It's OK. I'm comfortable with it.

Because, look at what we get to see:

Mama swan in her nest with eggs incubating.

On another visit, baby swan, finally born and toddling around.

And, then on yet, another, visit.....taking a first swim.

Look at that punkin go!

Nature playing out right before our eyes. This is why I do it. To see the kids witness this is more rewarding than anything else. It makes my heart warm to know I provided this to them. Nothing fancy.....not a new toy.....but time. And, a walk through the zoo. I hope this is one of the things they remember from childhood. Mom always took us to the zoo.

11 comments:

Donatelli98 said...

That's awesome - my kids will say - "Mom said it felt like she lived in a zoo when we were kids"

Live.Love.Eat said...

Wow, you go once a week? I think that's cute. I love the zoo. A visit is overdue....

The Lenzers said...

I'm kind of getting used to being crazy! It's not so bad! The zoo is such a treat and the kids are lucky to get to go so much, they will remember it! The pictures from your visit look great, and busy! The crayola place-such fun!

aunt caroline said...

How cool! Love the fuzzy little guy. And you go for the Icees... admit it.

Allyson and Dave said...

I think the weekly zoo trips are fabulous!! That is something your kids will always remember.

Heather said...

it's just so hot.... i can't do it.... it makes me cranky... 102 here today....ughhh. i think you are the best mom!

Deelsu said...

Did you know that there is a national zoo membership you can buy? My co-worker has one for her family and no matter what town they're in they visit the zoo for free.
Meaning.. your road trip vacay would allow you and the family to visit all the zoos along the way!

Tammy said...

I love this post... so true! And, they will remember.. I promise!

Jenna Pucella said...

Hey Sweetie Pie! I LOVE that you take your kids to the zoo once a week. What a fabulous way to learn about animals, geography (they come from far away places), and natural beauty! My mom took me to the Audabon Zoo in New Orleans every week for the first 6 years of my life, and I still love it! Now, I really want to go on an African Safari and see my favorite, big cats, on their home turf.

Monica said...

That is really awesome! They WILL remember b/c you are seriously the best mom ever!

Jeri Hamman said...

As I have said before, what a fabulous Mommy you are!!!