Sunday, August 31, 2014
This past week we went to the Wild Animal Sanctuary with some families from Malia's school. It is a place that takes in large carnivores who have been raised in captivity and cannot be released into the wild (It is amazing how many people think lions, tigers and bears make good pets!)
Here are some of the new tigers who are getting used to be around others before they are relocated to a bigger tiger area.
The sanctuary is set up so you walk above the animals to observe them. Here are the girls on the walkway.
Looking down at a sleeping bear.
This is a grizzly habitat closeup...
... and here is the wider shot of the big area the grizzly has to live in.
When I asked Malia and Davey if they had learned anything they said yes that having big animals as pets is not a good idea :)
The drive out was gorgeous and included mile long sunflower fields. Even though it was windy and threatening a storm on the way home, I made these two get out of the car for a picture.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Last Monday was the first day of school for Malia with her Options program. It started with a hour of announcements and introductions; Malia sat with 3 of her buddies from last year and talked the whole time! She will take Language Arts, Science, Music, Art and Physical Education. She is most excited about PE.
Naomi wanted to jump in a picture.
This year Davey will be joining her cousin Graham in Emmie's Pre-K program!
Andrew's mom is going to have these two once a week to help Kendal and I in a transitional year. On their first day, they went on a hike and saw a coyote. I am excited to see the relationships grow between these three and very grateful that Davey has a special thing since she misses the cutoff for kindergarten by 5 weeks.
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Saturday, August 16, 2014
First it was Baby Signing Time and now it is Psalty the Singing Songbook. Naomi's favorite DVDs that she wants to watch over and over again.
Andrew and I found Psalty in a bookshop in India and it may be the best 300 rupees we have ever spent! Recently she hasn't just been watching but also participating in the songs actions. Here she is praising with Psalty earlier today.
Note on her outfit... we have finally found a few shirts/dresses that she doesn't fight us to wear and she often pairs them with interesting pants like these strawberry ones :)
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Saturday, August 09, 2014
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Friday, August 08, 2014
Last weekend we took Malia and Davey to Lakeside Amusement Park.
Our first ride was the ferris wheel.
Andrew and Davey flying.
Davey and Malia on the kiddie roller coaster.
Enjoying the Frog Hopper.
One more time on the ferris wheel before we left.
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