Naturally, we spent a lot of time near the lions, as they are Gillian's favorite animal, and they don't have sharks or dinosaurs (Josh's favorites). I had never seen the animals this animated before. There were about 5 giraffes that were all outside playing. The hippo was *very* angry at something. He was growling and stomping and running. You wouldn't think those things can move as fast as they can, but am I ever glad that I was not in the habitat with him! As the sun was setting, we went back to the lions and caught the male roaring and walking around in the sun. Fascinating! All in all, a fabulous time. It was barely 40 degrees, and I went with my three little kiddos by myself. Ben called me the Queen of Awesome. :)
We also had two new babies born in close proximity to each other recently, and I got to visit with both of them last week. My new little niece is Miss Zola Olive. (How sweet is her name?!) And the other baby was Ben's cousin's new little son, Xander. I will post pictures of them soon. For now, I've got to get my crew ready for dinner at Olive Garden (thanks for the gift cards, Dad!) and Awana tonight. Have a good night!