It's Tuesday and that means Slice of Life! Join in the fun at Two Writing Teachers!
Sunday was family fun day for us-time to spend together and enjoy the four of us. We spun the wheel of life and agreed to having a day out at the zoo! We piled into the van on the perfect 78 degree partly cloudy July day and trekked up to Cleveland.
WE experienced many moments to treasure...
- walking confidently into the zoo entrance and the discussion about entering Kindergarten
- consulting the zoo map first to determine where we'd head to see the elephants
- dipping into our Dippin' Dots while we watched the elephant dine on it's hay
- waiting in line for a long time for the tram and then changing to go see the giraffes
- riding on the carousel and Natalie picking the leopard (the first animal to be added to the new carousel) and nervously riding on her own without mom
- looking at the water pool and redirecting water from the pumps to flow into the pipes and reach the end of the pool
- watching the giraffes plod along in their large play area searching for yummies to eat
- seeing the big rhinos
- talking to the zoologist about the leopard
- seeing Monkey Island and the Colobus Monkey along with the Klipsinger deer
- visiting the Sarah Allison Steffee Center for Zoological Medicine-and being disappointed there were no animals being checked out
- riding the tram to see the primates and fish
- cooling off with refreshing water from the drinking fountain
One of our funniest moments was at Monkey Island where Kam and Nat posed for a picture with a bronze monkey...
I told Kam, "Go be a monkey's uncle!" and Nat agreed, "...and I'll be a Monkey's aunt!" We started laughing and laughing. I just knew this had to be my Tuesday slice! I looked up information about the idiom and from what I read, the phrase, "Well, I'll be a monkey's uncle" started up in the late 1800's and early 1900's used as an expression to show shock and amazement. We were shocked and amazed at Nattie's response.