We did make it to the zoo yesterday and I must tell you that we had a wonderful time. It was a warm day but very windy … so windy, in fact, that we held on tight to the littles … didn’t want them to blow away! Seriously, it wasn’t that windy … but it was close!
T#3 is learning about goats, so one of our stops was the Children’s Zoo, where they were able to pet/brush goats. There was even a little goat who was climbing the rock wall, so T#3 got to see just how the hooves that God made for the goats helped them climb. We saw the elephants (including a baby elephant), the penguins and puffins (including a baby penguin), rode the carousel, and collected some pressed pennies. Our last stop was at the Build-a-Bear store where Nana treated the Ts to a Leap Day treat. T#1 chose a guinea pig, T#2 chose a giraffe, T#3 chose a panda, and T#4 chose a penguin.
We got back in time to tidy up at DD’s before heading to church for the meal/meeting about the transition to 2 worship services. I came away last night a little disconcerted. This was the first time that the specific worship times were announced, and we were already expected to know which service we planned to attend (I hadn’t even had time to think/pray about it, let alone learn what time my Sunday School class would be meeting, etc.). But my biggest concern was that instead of recruiting new servers, they are expecting the existing servers to serve more often … if I continue to serve as a greeter and as a toddler nursery worker, I will have to either give up attending worship or Sunday School (because of the amount of time that each requires, I will not be able to do both the same month … I would have to serve in the toddler nursery during the month that I’m off as a greeter).
I’ve got nothing planned for today, which will be nice after a couple of pretty busy days. I hope to be able to do some quilting today … I wasn’t able to do any quilting the last couple of days (not that I’m complaining … spending time with the grands will trump quilting any day of the week! ), so it will be wonderful to be able to spend some time with my needle and thread. It’s supposed to be another nice day (not quite as warm as it was yesterday), so I hope to be able to get outside for a walk.