Sunday, August 29, 2010

Living Treasures

On Friday, Dylan's school was having a building visitation day. We have been to his school several times, but I had to go pick up his ID badge. Dylan really wanted to show his Papa around his new school, so my dad joined us.

I was just amazed at how big and confident he seemed. He proudly gave my dad the tour of the school, and led the way to the Kindergarten hall. Even though the classrooms were locked, he was happy to see where his classroom was, and wanted to wear his badge right away!

I can't believe how grown up he is!

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I knew that a girl from Dylan's Pre-K class was in his Kindergarten class, but I didn't recognize any of the other names on the badges. Later that night, we received a wonderful email...Dylan's best friend from Pre-K is in the same class! Dylan is thrilled! And honestly...it makes sending him to school a bit easier. Just a bit.

After visiting the school, my dad treated us to a trip to Living Treasures, which is another local animal park. My entire family has been having a rough week, so my dad wanted to spend some fun time with the kids. I decided to tag along.

Dylan and Lexie are animal lovers, and would spend all day at the zoo if they could! Living Treasures is a nice place to visit, and there's plenty to do.

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There were lots of baby animals at the park! Alligator hatchlings, tortoise hatchlings, baby deer, baby buffalo...they were all so cute!

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The kids loved the aviary, which is one of the new features. Dylan loved feeding the parrots and cockatiels, but poor Lexie didn't have much luck!

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Dylan and Lexie definitely fit in with the animals.

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Just like at the animal park we visited last week, the petting zoo was a huge hit. We spent at least an hour in there! Lexie loved the goat that kept eating her dress!

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Lexie was fascinated by the camel...but preferred to sit back and watch.

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Dylan and I took a ride!

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The kids spent a few more minutes with their new friends.

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When it was time to go, Lexie announced loudly, "It's just. not. fair!!!"

When I casually mentioned that they could pick out a treat at the gift shop, she booked it out of there! A few minutes later, they were in the car snuggling their new treasures and discussing our next visit.

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I apologize for my lack of blog visits lately. My family has a had a lot of things happen this week, and we're all stressed out. On top of that, my insomnia is in full swing. I've only been sleeping 1-4 hours a night, and I'm feeling so overwhelmed. I'm tired for once, so I'm logging off to get some sleep! I promise to make my rounds soon!

11 comments:

  1. Just take care of yourself! Reading our nonsense can wait.

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  2. No worries, I hope the family stress ceases soon for you! I've been thinking about you a lot lately, praying for you and all that jazz! Hope you got some sleep last night.

    Good luck to Dylan (and you) on his first day of kindergarten!! XOXO

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  3. No problem re: visiting blogs. I haven't been visiting blogs on weekends much. I feel like I need a break on the weekends.

    Looks like a fun trip. That baby buffalo pic is so awesome!!

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  4. wow, you poor thing...you've had A LOT going on lately! hang in there! wow, he looks so big in those school hallways! I'm SO not ready for Kinder with my boys! YIKES!! he looks super cute and like he's lovin' it though!! Y'all rode a camel? HOW FUN! Hope things get better for you SOON

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  5. Good for you! taking advantage of the last days of summer! Dylan is looking big! I am so glad you have an awesome family and fantastic father. They make a huge difference, don't they? Stay strong!

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  6. i love that it is eating her dress ha ha ha how cute is that!

    He looks so big and grown up. Love that he was so proud to show grandpa his school.

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  7. I am sorry you have had a lot going on with your family. I hope it gets better soon. Hugs!

    I know you are so proud of Dylan. He looks so grown up!

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  8. Looks like a fun outing and looks like the kids had a blast. I hope things start looking up for you!

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  9. I agree with Nicole!
    Hang in there!

    That picture of Lexi feeding her dress to the goat is soooo cute! Can't wait to hear about Dylan's first day!

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  10. no need to apologize sissy. we are all caught up by reality ;) i am too, that explains my always late visit. dont worry, we'll just be here :)

    great photos and glad that they did have fun. Lex's dress is so girly! :)


    hope that insomnia will leave u soon! thats no fun!
    hugs,
    Marice

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  11. Take care of you, for reals!! Who cares about our baby spam? LOL

    I love the first pic of Dylan, so handsome!

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