Monday, February 27, 2017

Spontaneous field trip!!

Last week was a little hard.
Extra things were happening above and beyond the normal daily busyness
of raising and homeschooling 5 kids.
Our oldest goes to college locally and works when she's not at school, 
so she's in and out too.
Sickness came to visit which always adds extra laundry and maintenance 
and vigilance to scheduling since our youngest went down first
and can't be left home by herself yet. 

When our second oldest asked if we could just take a day to go to the zoo,
I said, "Why not??"

Best decision ever!!

Her motivation was not simply to get a day away from seatwork,
but she has been wanting to practice with her new camera and photograph
her favorite animals.

These are a few of Ashlyn's favorites from her collection:

The weather was perfectly spectacular for this little trip and 
we had such a relaxing time simply taking our time and visiting our
favorite exhibits!
This year we upgraded our zoo membership to the level that includes unlimited
free rides on the carousel, monorail, and train ride and we have absolutely
loved that.

We've visited the Dallas Zoo twice since Christmas and this membership
has already paid for itself.
It includes free admission for our whole family, an extra membership (for Lexi, Grandma, or a friend) AND free parking!!! 

Worth every penny!!!

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