Leah's class was going on a field trip to the zoo. I got the day off work and went with her. I had to drive myself instead of riding the bus since I didn't find out I could go until all the spots were filled. I didn't want to drive by myself and had free tickets we got last year with our airmiles that needed to be used before they expired. So I pulled Cora and Blake out and they went with me. I was surprised Cora said she would come since she did not even miss school when she was sick. But she is ahead in all her classes and figured it was OK. I was a little nervous to drive in Calgary. I think we said three prayers:) But the zoo is a pretty straight shot in and out. Very convenient.
This is the shot Cora took shot from the Prehistoric part of the zoo. We really didn't want to go in this section but Leah's group was going and we were there to follow. So she took this picture and pictures of flowers.
This butterfly was as big as her hand. So cool.
Blake thought this flower looked like a little banana
Since I had not had to buy tickets I decided to splurge and get them souvenirs. Of course they all picked a stuffed animal. Great!! Just what we needed. Cora got a snake and named it Avocado, Blake also got a snake and named it Sunshine, Leah got a penguin and named it Glacier. As we were driving home, Cora was clicking away on her camera. She then said ,"OK mom I have got it down to 85 pictures". I have no idea how many it was to begin with if that was the number she got it down to. We were able to take Leah home with us. We stopped in Vulcan and gassed up and grabbed a burger. Then we surprised Dave at the farm. We didn't do much since we had not brought any work clothes and it was a little muddy, but we got to hang out with him for about an hour. We then headed to YW and Activity Day girls. It was a really long day, but we had so much fun and I really enjoyed the day with my kids. I have missed those days.