Mark practiced skipping rocks while we were at the park. He was trying to get more than three hops.Â He succeeded a few times.
She was a little scared of Snuffy the Cornsnake at first.Â Megan petted Snuffy while Audrey or Mark held him. She watched the big kids all hold Snuffy and decided that she needed to also. When Audrey offered to let Megan hold him, she took the snake and held him just long enough for a couple pictures.
She told me “‘Nuffy nice. I like ‘Nuffy”.
I am trying not to use the “P” setting at all. So I needed to adjust my camera settings for their playing and the brightness of the sun. Since I am trying to learn to pose people better, the kids let me take two posed pictures also. Then I practiced candid shots.
We played until the zoo opened. Even though it was very crowded, we were able to visit our favorite animals before leaving. We then enjoyed a picnic lunch, and headed home.
Adrian, Megan and I have been exploring the park while the older children have camp. While Adrian takes us wherever he desires, we are on the lookout for flowers, butterflies, turtles, frogs and other neat things. We keep asking Megan, “Who made the flower?”Â “Who made the frog?”Â She is learning that God created it all.
I was thinking about this verse today as we explored,Â The grass withers, the flower fades,Â but the word of our God will stand forever.Â Isaiah 40:8 (ESV).Â I am so thankful for a God who is real and gives us many amazing visual aides to point us to him!Â
Â The older kids are going to Junior Naturalist camp this week. The class is for 9-13 year olds, so Mark is too old to go as a camper. However, he is able to go as a volunteer.Â He is going to be the camp photographer this week.
After we dropped the kids off, Adrian, Megan and I took a walk around the park.Â It had rained last night and was still drizzling some. It was beautiful out!
When it was time to leave, Megan had a really rough time. She did not like the idea of leaving the kids behind!
Today, we asked Mark to move the ladder for us for the last time. Audrey ran inside saying that four birds just fell out of the nest. She told me two ran into the woods, but two were just sitting there.
Even though Momma bird kept shrilling scolding us to keep away, we took a few pictures.Â We never saw the little ones fly, but we laughed at how they ran!Â If we go by the nest, Momma bird scolds us still, so we know that fledglings are around somewhere.
We don’t think the babies will return to the nest.Â We will keep watching for them though.