Tuesday, August 10, 2004

What a jam-packed day! The kids pulled out the watercolors this morning, and afterwards, they did some Pokemon trading with a neighbor.

We packed up a picnic lunch and met some friends at the park. The kids had fun running and playing, but they had just as much fun playing under the old weeping willow and making whips from the branches. They all played really well today--no one left out or excluded. It probably helped that Sam hung out with/near me most of the time, but it was nice nonethless.

Afterwards, we all headed over to the Volunteer Fire Department to see the Reptile Man, who put on an hour and half show with live reptiles. It was hard sitting still and listening that long, but I think overall the kids really enjoyed themselves. There were more than 400 people there! We saw a snapping turtle, an american alligator, a Nile crocodile, a Mexican beaded lizard, a Mexican milk snake named Lipstick, an Anaconda, an Indian Cobra, a Copperhead and a 16+ foot long Indian Rock Python named Bananaboy--an albino that weighed well over 200 lbs. The kids each got to touch the python on the way out, and Julia was so pleased that the snake smelled her with his tongue.

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