Yesterday I decided to be really brave, and I took all four children on the hour-long transit to the zoo. My bravery was rewarded- we met friends there, and one of the friends brought her twelve year old daughter, who pretty much devoted herself to looking after the girls. That was so wonderful. And also my Nathaniel's favourite friend, who is also named Nathaniel. And I got to see another friend and meet her two very small children.
|The power of Nathaniel squared|
|Anna-Liza, Nate's mum|
|Moment of harmony|
|Cheetahs for Grace|
In general, though, I think the animals were less attractive for the children than the huge open spaces with all sorts of things to climb and clamber over and fall from. And that made it just great. So much space to run.
I was very sad that the poutine stands weren't open, and Lydia the wonderful child-help girl was sad that the Beaver Tails stand wasn't open, but I guess we traded those for the absence of people. It was very quiet. I really like the zoo during the off season.