My sister has an annual pass to the Houston Zoo. So, when we decided to change some plans and head to Houston for Winter Break (ha, winter, it was upper 70s and even 80s while we were there), I asked if we could make a trip to the zoo. Of course, I didn’t think about Houston traffic or nap times, so it almost didn’t happen, but we made it work. And I only lost her passport once (thank goodness for honest people!)
While we were waiting for my sister and her oldest, we checked out an ocean and ocean creature exhibit that was made entirely out of trash. They had a fun setup for pictures, and we aren’t ones to miss out, so *snap*! (That stinker E didn’t want a picture in her new-found 4 year old glory!)
Once we connected, we were off to see the elephants bathe and play. Why must the entire zoo smell like the elephants? Thankfully, everybody was quite happy about it.
After more animals and too many snacks to count (the zoo makes kids hungry…hungry enough to throw cereal on the floor and then demand more…I’m not naming any names here…) we headed to the carousel for a treat of a ride. B (who looks like she got in a fight according to her oldest sister, but really scratched herself), wanted to ride on her own animal. That lasted about 1.5 seconds until it and the carousel started moving.
However, she didn’t want off of her animal, she just need to make sure that she wasn’t going anywhere and had a firm grasp on me. The good news is, worrying about her and making sure she was happy left me too distracted to get dizzy and motion sick. So, I think that’s a win!
It was a nice week in Houston, but we are all also very happy to be sleeping in our own beds again. Now, that back to work tomorrow business is another story!
What were you up to this week?
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