Saturday, January 10, 2009

Our Zoo Trip

On Friday, we made a trip to Houston to visit the zoo. Going to the zoo always makes me think again of the awesomeness of God's creation. Animals really are amazing. We only saw Jonathan the lion asleep. We did see elephants, giraffes, a tiger, a cougar. But the boys were not impressed with the big animals. They preferred the smaller animals. Luke loved the meerkats. And Caleb's favorite part of the zoo was the tropical bird house.

We did have a run in with a squirrel. We were eating lunch outside and a gust of wind came and blew Luke's plate up and part of his pizza fell to the ground. Like a flash, a squirrel came and ran off with Luke's pizza. Not just any squirrel, but one of the fattest squirrels I have ever seen. Luke was not happy that the squirrel was eating his pizza.

Happier times came soon- the boys playing with the prairie dogs.

They really enjoyed swimming with the fish.

One of the funniest events of the day. Two tortoises looked like they were playing tag. The little one kept knocking into the bigger tortoise.

We took a stroll through the butterfly garden.

A good time was had by all.

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.

From the lips of children and infants you have ordained praise
because of your enemies, to silence the foe and the avenger.

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?

You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.

You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:

all flocks and herds, and the beasts of the field,

the birds of the air, and the fish of the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas.

O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8

1 comment:

Grannie said...

Beautiful! So glad it was such a grand day and the weather looks fantastic. As you know I have mixed feelings About zoos. Houston zoo looks like it is done 'right'. So sorry Lukie about your lunch!