January 29, 2008

Yay for Warm Weather!

I am so excited because today is supposed to be a high around 69 degrees! Oh, how I've been wanting warm weather! Well, it's not exactly warm, but it's warm enough for an afternoon at the park. My daughter is going to have so much fun! She has had a chronic case of cabin fever for the past few weeks and I don't know how I will be able to get through without a few lovely days like this to get the "wild child" drawn out of her. We had a warm day a couple of weeks ago and we took the family to the Dallas Zoo! I had never been there before and it was Katie's (my daughter) first time EVER! I was so excited, but of course, our camera had to die after about only a dozen pictures. So there's not much to document her first zoo visit but here are the best ones:

This is her first carousel ride! Can you see her in there? She refused to get on that horse, but as soon as it started moving I quickly set her on it and she had a blast! The biggest smile you ever saw! She liked it so much, that when it stopped I couldn't get her down! She would not let go.

By far the most exciting moment at the zoo was the gorilla exhibit. He was so animated and energetic! He would run from the bottom of the hill there straight up the windows and stop right in front of us! It was really scary actually and Katie jumped several times, especially when he pounded on the windows. I started to feel like a gawker. The poor gorilla would just sit there and look at you with the strangest expression that I had never seen before. I started feeling sorry for him being caged up in there. It was as if he was trying to make some sense out of why we were staring so intently back at him. I don't believe in evolution, but he sure seemed human to me. As you can see, I think just about everyone at the zoo that afternoon was at the gorilla exhibit. That's me and Katie in the front.

If you ever get a chance to visit Dallas, then stop by the zoo. It's smaller but it's kept really nice and clean and the landscaping is beautiful! They also have a little safari that you can rice a train through, but we didn't get to do that.

I am hoping to get a couple new bags up in my shop here today or tomorrow, so be sure to check in every now and then. I have so many bags to be made and so little time to make them. Hope you all are doing well! Until later...


  1. Welcome to blogland fellow texan! hehe I love your bags you think me and you could do a personal swap! You swap a bag and I make you something anything! hehe I am a paper crafter! Let me know if ya wanna do it! I really love your bags! come visit me over on my blog!


  2. You're off to a great start with your blog! Thanks for giving me a little glimpse of the Dallas Zoo again after all these years!