Sunshine, Tulips and Snakes!

Grandma is visiting and we lucked out with beautiful weather while she's been here! Much better than the chilly temps in England at the moment! We've been trying to soak up as much sun as possible this week so Eli and Grandma have gone to the park, we went to the zoo and this morning Eli and Grandma had a field trip to Fairytale Town while Grant and I got to go on a date! Double Bonus!!!

Here are a few photos from the zoo. Eli was excited about seeing the animals but got sidetracked by the train the second we went through the gate. After our train tour, his first choice was the reptile house (probably my least favorite part of the zoo). We also saw "snack time" for the Chimps which was very amusing and kept Eli (and me) entertained for quite a while! They also had an amazing planter filled with Tulips and I couldn't stop taking photos!

Just a little extra story....the zoo is not the only place that snakes have been lately. I was putting Eli to bed on Monday evening while Grant went to pick up his Mum. I walked into the kitchen to get Eli some milk and didn't turn the light on. I noticed a shape in the center of the kitchen floor and assumed it was something of Eli's. Thankfully I paused long enough to realize that it was not a toy, but in fact, a snake!!!!!! My heart jumped into my chest and I caught my breath!
I carefully walked around the snake to get Eli's milk and then decided that I was a big girl and could get it out myself. I tried using a big stick to get it wrapped on so I could fling it out the door but that didn't work and the snake started wiggling a bit so I moved on to option two. I put a Tupperware over it and called Grant to warn him that he'd have to remove a snake from the kitchen when he got home! Now that I think of it, I should have taken a picture to include in this blog, but I was a bit too preoccupied to think that far ahead!

1 comment:

Mindy said...

1st, I LOVE that picture of Grandma and Eli on the merry-go-'round! The joy and fun is sooo clear. I'm so glad you guys had a good time.

2nd, what did you do on your date??? Having time alone was probably very delightful! Just wondering.

3rd, WHAT?!?!?! If I had found a snake in my kitchen I would have had a heart attack! You are brave to try and wrap it around a stick. Channeling Bear Grylls perhaps?