"If the God you believe in as an idea doesn’t start showing up in what happens to you in your own life, you have as much cause for concern as if the God you don’t believe in as an idea does start showing up. It is absolutely crucial, therefore, to keep in constant touch with what is going on in your own life’s story and to pay close attention to what is going on in the stories of others’ lives. If God is present anywhere, it is in those stories that God is present. If God is not present in those stories, then they are scarcely worth telling." ~ Frederick Buechner

07 November 2012

You Can Come, Too!

Daddy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow, 
Zoo tomorrow, zoo tomorrow
Daddy's takin' us to the zoo tomorrow,
And we can stay all day!

We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo.
How about you, you, you?
You can come too, too, too.
We're goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo.
See the elephant with the long trunk swingin'
Great big ears and a long trunk swingin'
Snuffin' up peanuts with a long trunk swingin'
And we can stay all day! 

See all the monkeys; they're scritch-scritch scratchin'
Jumpin' around and scritch-scritch scratchin'
Hangin' by the long-tail (huff huff huff)
And we can stay all day!

There's a big black bear he's a huff-puff-a-puffin'
His coat's too heavy, he's a huff-puff-a-puffin'
Don't get too near the huff-puff-a-puffin'
Or you won't stay all day!

Well, the seals in the pool all honk-honk-honkin'
Catchin' the fish and honk-honk-honkin'
Little tiny seals all honk-honk-honkin'
And we can stay all day!

Well, we stayed all day, and I'm gettin' sleepy
Sittin' in the car gettin' sleep sleep sleepy
Home already gettin' sleep sleep sleepy
'Cause we have stayed all day.

- original lyrics by Peter, Paul, & Mary
We spent Saturday afternoon at the Fort Worth Zoo and had a rip-roarin' good time. 
Here are a whole lot of pictures. Enjoy!
Stinky, stinky flamingos ... seriously. The entire area smelled TERRIBLE.
"Beh-bay?" (baby)

"Ly-oh pee-pee?" (lion pee-pee)
Hi, Mama! I'm in a bird cage!
"Kangaroo song! Kangaroo song!" ... said N. :~)
Random creature in the corner of the kangaroo enclosure
"Pin-guins" as N calls them. I have given up trying to get him to say it correctly.
Me: "Come this way, bubsie." B: "No, dat way" (running in opposite direction).
All tuckered out


  1. Those are fantastic pictures!!! I LOVE the random creature in the kangaroo pen!

    1. Any idea what it might be? We were wondering if it might have been a wallabe.