Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Big City

There is never enough time to do all of the things that need doing and have all of the fun that needs fun-ning. (Yes, I know "fun-ning" is not a word. Used for effect.) So yesterday we seized the opportunity to have some fun.

Ellie and Maggie were invited to a cousin's bday party at Bethel and we needed to kill some time. We took Carlie, Caleb, Glory and Micah to Como Zoo. It was a lot of fun and was a very easy trip, being that we only had four kids with us. Micah had never been to the zoo before and Glory is now old enough to walk through and truly appreciate it.

It was strange in a Twilight Zone sort of way...Glory and Micah have always reminded us of little Carlie and Caleb. Watching Glory and Micah was like repeating an event that took place with Carlie and Caleb 8 years ago. Only this time we had the older versions and the younger versions of the kids to watch. Very strange. And entertaining.

After the zoo we drove around St. Paul and showed the kids the State Capitol building, the downtown, the Cathedral, and the beautiful houses on Summit and Grand. Then it was off to pick up the girls from a princess party. And on to Sam's Club. (But I won't spoil the mental picture of a wonderful day with the kids by getting into shopping details!!)

The highlight of the trip for the kids was driving on the freeway. I know...I need to get them out of the house more!!! :)

Glory really liked the fish. A lot. I mean REALLY...a LOT.

Giraffes are funny.

Strike a pose.

The boys.

A much more typical pic of Glory. "Get out of the flowers!!!!"