Friday, August 19, 2011

Day Tripping

But first, how do you like the new look? This beautiful design is by the awesomely talented and delightful J. Rose of Cheeseblarg (which, if you don't follow, you should). My guidelines were something along the lines of "If William Morris worked at Pottery Barn. Oh, and birds." Pretty impressive, right? She also sells Cheeseblarg-y things, and does some really beautiful portraiture. If you're in the market for something arty, I recommend her highly. 

Summer is winding down, and we now have less than a week before Katie starts 5th grade. It has been a fun and fast summer, and I want these last few days to leave us all with enough warm fuzzies to get through the winter.

So Thursday morning the children and I drove an hour south-ish to Lazy 5 Ranch, a drive through zoo with zebras, sheep, cows, pigs, llamas, and about 5 million ugly ass ostriches.

Within about 30 seconds of rolling through the gate, the ugly ass ostriches were all up in our shit, coming right in the windows.
The girls started screamy laughing, Julia spilled half of her $3 bucket of feed all over herself, and poor baby Henry was going "EEEEE! ACK ACK ACK! EEEEE!" which is toddler for "WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON HERE!" I was laughing so hard I thought I would pee. It was awesome. Once we got over the initial shock of the up close and personal Wild Kingdom encounter, we had the best time. We slowly drove around the zoo, feeding animals, watching, snapping pictures and laughing.
This one's for you, Jodee!

Henry even got a little cat nap.Or maybe it was a llama nap.
 Then today we drove to Raleigh and the Marbles Kids Museum. It wasn't quite as exciting as Lazy 5, but we had a good time.
Ha ha! Safety goggles! It's not like I'd actually allow my 4 year old to use real tools!
Goodbye, Summer.


  1. Hahaha! I love the llama! And thank you. I am glad you enjoyed the experience of working with me. =D I enjoyed it as well!

  2. I laughed so hard I had tears running down my face. Keep 'em coming! :)Your in-laws flower girl