About Me

I'm a mom, a teacher, a student, a wife, and a scout leader. I am actually an education major currently working on my practicum in a 2nd grade classroom. I also home school my two children. I'm also a cub scout leader, a girl scout leader, and at church I'm the children's music leader. ;) I tend to stay a little busy. My state requires homeschoolers to keep a portfolio. I am going to use this blog as my portfolio.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Trip to the Zoo!!!

We had the awesome opportunity to meet my mom, sister and my nieces and nephew at the zoo. And, to make things even cooler, my mom has a membership so we all got little wristbands which gave us access to everything -- carousel, ponyrides, train rides, feed.... awesome-ness! My kiddos never get to do those things b/c the zoo costs a fortune to go anyways so I don't want to spend any extra money on those For our little family it's almost $40 just to get in. So, yeah, $5 for pony rides, $2 for train or carousel rides...etc. It just adds up and is too much for me to spend, even on my awesome children. ;) I'm not sure how my sister feels about me posting her children's names online so I will just use their first initial. J (7), M (6), K(4), S (2 and only boy), and then there is a bump on my sis's tummy for #5. :) So, enjoy the pics of my family at the zoo!! :)
Ryanne and Collin

Collin and M

K, my mom, S and J
S feeding a Lorakeet

My sis watching us all feeding lorakeets but she was too nervous to go in where the birds were free to land or poop on us. LOL! See the bump... yeap, that's my future niece or nephew. Not sure which one yet!
M feeding a lorakeet

Collin feeding a lorakeet
M riding a pony

Collin riding a pony

K riding a pony
Ryanne on a pony

J on a pony

and S on a pony
Feeding the goats




All the kids on a fake elephant. From front to back we have Ryanne, Collin, M, S, J, and little K is falling off the back. :)
Here they all are again. We were waiting outside the Gorilla building. L to R is... S, K, M, Collin, Ryanne, and J.

Gorilla foot with a couple of cute hands.
The girls had their faces painted and the boys each got a truck from the gift shop

Wasn't that fun? Afterwards we had a picnic by the river, went to Nephi's Books (bookstore) then we all headed back to our homes. :)

Train Museum

I feel like I've been so busy lately. Last week we went to the Zoo, this weekend we went to the drive in, and today we went to the train museum.

Collin and his friend (he loves this kid!)

The group.... the museum opened special for us. YAY!! It was only our group and one lady who worked there.

Ryanne and another little girl. Would you believe that they are only a year apart in age?

You can't see that all the kids are looking at a diorama, but they are. There were several that went all the way around the room, showing what the towns used to look like. It goes from Charleston to the GA border and a train travels from one diorama to the next. The kids loved following the train as it traveled around and around and around the room.

Afterwards, the kids and I went out and checked out the model trains outside.