As I have mentioned, we are in the process or selling and buying homes. I have a post that I have been creating to share our adventure but we are going to wait until the big reveal to post it. Until then, I'll give you tid-bits of what we have been up to.
March has been the driest and warmest in history, and we were fortunate enough to have a Saturday with temps in the 80's. We broke out the shorts and bore our pasty white legs to the world. Well... maybe just to the neighbors since it was Packing Day (again!).
Packing the garage can be quite fun for two little boys. There is a new discovery around every corner. Kellan managed to use this random red handle thing (who knows what it could be??) to carry his ball around. He was quite proud of himself!
Oliver found these army men that Keith used back in his single days as an experiment to mold army men himself. I think he made it through three molds and that is as far as he got. Kind of like the box of projects I have from my single days that are still sitting in a box. Keith said he never imagined when he was working on his project that someday his son would be playing with the very same army men. It's funny how life turns out.
Here is the happy packer!
The garage was one of the last locations to tackle.
Upstairs, the hallway was lined with filled boxes of all sizes.
The boxes lined the hallway and proceeded into the office.
On Sunday, most of the packing was done and the weather was cool but nice so we decided to take the boys to the zoo for a few hours. We had a special treat when we saw the polar bear was enjoying a swim right by the glass.
We have started to ask Oliver what he would like to see so that we can prioritize our visit. Thanks to the tube of venomous creatures that Aunt Lindsey sent to the boys, he wanted to see Alligators, Komodo Dragons and a Cobra Snake. I'm not sure that they are all venomous, but I know the snake is. It's one of the boys' favorite animal figurines. (Fortunately, a cobra snake won't be crawling out of the Colorado bushes anytime soon so Mommy is safe from having one brought into the house.)
We knew that to see these creatures we would have to venture to the Tropical exhibit.
Kellan enjoyed everything that was at eye level, like these quick moving fish.
He even stopped to see the literature so that he could properly identify what he was looking at.
The alligator (or actually, I think it was a crocodile) was lazing around in plain site for us to view. Oliver spent 5.4 seconds peering upon him before he was headed for the next exhibit.
I did manage to get him to stand still for 2 of those 5.4 seconds to take a picture of him with the alligator (that was really a crocodile).
Kellan was just happy to be at the zoo, running around with no cares in the world.
We found the Komodo dragons! This was a baby dragon that would not stand still for a non-blurry photo. I don't think he was happy to be on display in this cage. The zoo keeper said that they had three babies and they rotated them through the display.
He finally stopped to peer at our handsome boy. Maybe he was trying to send Oliver a subliminal message that he should open the door. Too bad he picked the wrong kid. Oliver is too much of a rule follower to follow any subliminal messages like that.
Next door was the babies uncle. (not to be confused with a Monkey's uncle. HA HA HA!! Couldn't resist!) We thought it might be the Mama but the zoo keeper said she died delivering the eggs. One got lodged, she got infected and died. So sad :(
Across the way was another Komodo dragon that was enjoying a brisk dip in the pond.
We never did find a cobra snake. We think that there is one at the zoo somewhere but we didn't see it. Maybe next time. We also saw many other animals but after a bazillion trips to the zoo, we don't take pictures of all of the animals. Until next time!