Thursday, March 17, 2011

Maddie and Grandma at the Zoo

Maddie is as tall as a river otter! When I measure her here she is actually 3' 2".

In the Children Zoo area she enjoyed planting these artificial flowers in the flower bed. This brought back memories for me, growing up on a nursery. We had lots of very large beds for flowers.


This is a very cool little shed for children.


And a very cool log cabin. If I had a lot of land I would build these for the girls.

Here she is in the log cabin with her salad items.

Time to gather some dirt.

Some of these kids were really getting into this.
One little girl told me this was her "job" and she HAD to do all of this gardening.
I told her she was doing an awesome job!

Maddie was getting a little afraid of the wandering turtle.
It was coming right at her..... much faster than I thought turtles moved.

Watch out Mom and Dad. These days will come sooner than you think!

This goat was so funny. He had a curly horn in the middle of his head.
He was sitting on the bench like a cat or dog sits on furniture. Silly guy.

Maddie loved brushing the goats.

Come back here Mr. Goat!

I never knew goats were so gentle. And loved brushing.


She is now old enough to want to hang on the fence.


We went in the Monkey House, but the monkeys were not there. The smell was however.

Maddie was talking to this goat. She said..."Hi little goat. My name is Maddie" "Don't be so shy. I won't hurt you." "Awwww....you are just so precious.

Here she is telling me she wants to take this goat home.
It is shy and she needs to take care of it, she said.

I told her I thought it would be better here in the fresh air.
She petted it's ear and said goodbye.

On the way home I asked her what her favorite part of the day was.
She said, "When I held my pee pee in until I got to the potty."
I said...."Yeah...I know what you mean".
Love her!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Beware of those White Wooly Worms....

Last fall while I was pulling some weeds, I came upon this cute little fuzzy white woolly worm. I had never seen a white one before, so I looked it up on the computer and found that they are a sign of a bad winter ahead. This little worm got it right. I can't remember when we have had such a long cold and snowy filled winter.

This morning we awoke to school closings and at least 2 inches of the white stuff. It snowed all day long. Later in the week we are supposed to get 70 degree weather and then of course Spring officially begins on March 20...just five days away. What a winter we have had! But this is so very small in comparison to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. I have been watching a lot of television for the past few months because we subscribed to Netflix with instant streaming. Last month I watched a National Geographic show called "Our Amazing Planet" that was made in 2005. It showed how all the elements in our earth have caused the earth to change over the past and how scientists are predicting what could happen in the future. There were some parts of the show that look just like what has happened in Japan. Now I want to back and watch the series again. It was scary but very interesting. I also watched the movie 2012 and really did not like it. I think it is possible for the earth to cause those kinds of disasters. But I was expecting the movie to be serious, and thought the scenes were just not very believable. If you have seen it maybe you know what I mean.
My grand children have been keeping me pretty busy these past few months. I watch them 3 days a week, and on the other days I catch up around the house and do the shopping, etc. My computer life has slowed down quite a bit. I hope to buy a new camera pretty soon and when the weather gets nicer... go out and have some fun with it. Now I am off to watch some more TV and do some knitting.

Clifford 1994 to 2009

Clifford   1994 to 2009
The Best Dog Ever