Today we went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park. We left at 6:30 in the morning and though we hit fog and traffic, we still got there in time. Rachel, Julia, and Annalyn went off to do their biology lab while the kids and I explored the park. I rented a double stroller which turned out to be the best investment of the day. First thing we saw were these parrots.
We all marveled at how the flamingos sleep on one leg. How do they keep their balance? William pointed out one smart bird that was lying down while sleeping. Too funny.
Our favorite part of the day was feeding the ducks. Sounds silly but it is true. William pulled a quarter out of his pocket and Galina had one in her purse so together they bought some duck food for all of us.
Our favorite animal is now the Okapi. Hands down we all think it is the most beautiful animal!
Look at this wild bird's tuft.
All the kids behaved pretty well today. At one point, one of the little boys did not want to share a bag of popcorn but that is pretty minor looking back on the entire day.
On the way home we stopped by In and Out for lunch.
This is the first field trip for the kids since we began homeschooling two years ago so it was a huge milestone for me to take them all out. For whatever reason it just seemed too overwhelming and something always seemed to come up. Rather than have John or Adam and Caleb get Alex and Dennis ready for school and get them after school, I just took them with us. It worked out great!
Now Julia, John, and Jonny have poison oak. Jonny's ear is twice the other one. Julia has it all over her legs and arms. John is miserably itchy too. Oatmeal baths and Benadryl seems to bring some relief.
I got a question about celebrating Halloween. I plan to answer it in a digest. If you have any other questions, feel free to ask and I'll try to answer them at the same time.