Thursday, September 9, 2010

Labor Day Weekend

We had a fun but busy Labor Day weekend. Any time off we have from work, I always want to make the most of, but that usually ends up with me being exhausted by the time I get back to work.

We decided to take Amelia to Global Wildlife in Folsom, La., and we were so glad we did! The weather was perfect, sunny with a cool breeze, and Amelia is at a great age for it because she loves looking at animals. I had been feeling like a horrible mother because she has never been to the zoo. Even though I still plan on doing the zoo with her very soon, Global Wildlife was even better to me, because you can get up close and personal with the animals. You ride in these covered wagons and the animals come up to you and you can feed them and pet them.

We saw tons of deer, antelope, zebras, camels, buffalo, cattle, kangaroos and giraffes.

This is Cliff feeding the zebra.

Mimi was fascinated.

The giraffes were my favorite, but they wouldn't come up to the wagon and let us love on them. As we were leaving we saw them getting friendlier with the next group.

After our tour we headed down to Manchac to eat at one of our favorite places for fried catfish, Middendorf's. We don't get out much at restaurants these days due to the fact that Amelia likes to act a fool when we go out to eat, but apparently 2:00 in the afternoon is her happy time at dining establishments because she did great. I still gobbled my food down like someone was going to take it away just in case we had to jet out of there. There are no leisurely restaurant meals for the Furr family these days.

Great day, but sister was worn out on the way home! This is what she does when she gets sleepy.
We got a little worried about her and uncovered her a bit.

Then, Sunday was promotion day at church, and Amelia moved up to the toddler class. We were the first ones there and I snapped a couple of pics before everyone else arrived. I wanted to eat her up with her pigtails in that smocked dress Katie got her.

How cute is her little classroom?
I even got a little video of her as we waited. Her favorite word lately is "Thank you." She loves to say it when you pay her a compliment or when you give her something or do something for her. It is my favorite thing she does right now. Who doesn't love a polite child? I hope she keeps it up. It helps balance out when she says NO and STOP, her other favorite words.

New Sunday School Class from Angela Furr on Vimeo.

Her teachers said she did great. I figured she'd do fine because she loves being "big," and now instead of being the oldest in the class, she is the youngest so she gets to feel like a big girl around the older kids.

And while we are talking church, here are a couple of cute snaps I got at the ice cream social a couple of weeks ago. She's such a big girl in the big kid swings! Swings are just about Amelia's favorite thing on earth. It is like pulling teeth to get her off of one.

I hope y'all had a fabulous Labor Day weekend too! I have had to use my time back at work to rest from all our fun, ha.

1 comment:

Deemie Letchworth said...

Global Wildlife is the neatest place to go! I chaperoned a school group with Ashton about 2 years ago. I am looking for an "excuse" to go back!