Apparently I've gone too long without blogging.... my father-in-law has mentioned it to my husband. We've had a lot going on with Blondie's appointments, and the school winding down. As a teacher the end of the year is an insane race to the very last day, so I'll be working madly until Saturday (my last work day).
Yesterday we took the kids to the zoo... again. We went fairly early because we wanted to beat the crowds and see the new wallaby/kangaroo exhibit. It's pretty cool because you walk through the exhibit with them in the same fence. Visitors must stay on the path, but it is pretty neat to think about the possibilities. The kangaroos aren't in yet, but the wallabies were there. They sort of hung out afraid in the brush. I look forward to the whole thing being finished.
We also went to see the Gorillas. Usually they are just hanging around by the windows, but this morning one of them was up on the hill, started beating his chest, and then charged straight at the windows. Quite a few people ran backwards - I have to admit, that was my first thought, but then I figured the building I was in probably had appropriately thick glass to protect us. This gorilla was incredibly fast, and then whipped around and sat right by Brian who started clicking pictures pretty quickly. After a couple minutes the gorilla smacked his hand against the window right where Brian's camera was poised. It cracked me up because its the same thing I want to do when he has the camera in my face.
We swung by the giraffes and saw the three babies, but we didn't stick around to feed them this time.
We grabbed the tram and took it up to the botanical garden and walked around. I got a lot of ideas for my "someday" yard, and Brian took a ton of pictures (which I'm sure you'll see on his photoblog over the next couple weeks.