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I feel rested and relaxed after a much needed mini-vacation with my hubby and little one. Rich had been away from us for about a month for work and when he returned, we decided to spend a few days in San Diego taking in the sights. We had a ball enjoying each other's company and just spending time as a family of three. No cell phones, no Internet, no Facebook or Twitter . . . just family time!
Okay, now back to my story . . .
The San Diego Zoo grew out of exotic animal exhibitions abandoned after the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Dr. Harry M. Wegeforth founded the Zoological Society of San Diego, meeting October 2, 1916, which initially followed precedents set by the New York Zoological Society at the Bronx Zoo. He served as president of the society until 1941. A permanent tract of land in Balboa Park was set aside in August 1921, and the zoo began to move in the following year.
During our visit, we decided to hit all of the main attractions and focus our time in viewing the animals that Robbie is most familiar with. We made sure we visited the Monkeys, Lions/Tigers, Bears and of course the Elephants. These are all animals in which Robbie is familiar enough
First time riding on Daddy's shoulders!
This week, Rich is conducting more training. I drove up to my home town yesterday and am enjoying a fun stay with my parents.
One of Robbie's chores is to put his shoes away when we first get home. He loves doing this and squeals with delight when he is given the chance to choose a sticker to place on the sticker chart after completing this task.
Since I am playing catch-up because I have not blogged in more than a week, I must share that we had some exciting garden news this week!
We had our first harvest of tomatoes from our garden!!
and enjoyed them in a yummy salad!!!
Nothing like growing your own vegetables!!
This morning, my parents and I took Robbie to feed the ducks down by the lake! This is always a treat for all of us. :)
Here are a few pictures from today's outing . . .
Along with this little group; came a little odd ball limpy duck. He could barely walk. His stamina to come up to us was so very brave. He personified the story about the little duckling. This duck really touched my heart and blessed my day. My mom wanted to bring him home; I told her that was stealing. Besides little speckles was well accepted in his little group, He kept falling and slipping and had quite a bit of trouble walking out of the water, but nothing stopped him. I thought about the scripture in the Bible where God even keeps His eye on the sparrow. I thank God, and I trust Him to take care of our little, different friend who made our day!
"5 to 12 years OLD," DAD!
...I loved the thrill!...
...EVEN, baby Robbie went down it with "Gompa"...
...We DARED "Gi Gi" to slide down, and she refused 5 times, saying she was too old, too fat, too scared, afraid of heights etc...
I told her if she loved her grandson she would do it for him.
Well, Gi Gi did it!!!!!
We heard screaming and screetching, and oh! how it echoed as she came down.
Sorry! Gompa, Robbie, and I have decided to spare you the picture!!! LOL!!!
I miss my man. Please pray for him! I can't wait to entertain him by telling him about Robbie's adventures.
Have a blessed and wonderful rest of the week. Each day is a gift!