Friday, March 5, 2010

The Zoo and The Friend

Due to a random train of thought this morning, I decided to take Jackson to the zoo today. We bought an annual pass a few months ago, but this was the first time we went just the two of us and it was quite pleasant. We would look at each animal for a few seconds and then Jackson would do the sign for "more" and point to the trail, encouraging me to get him to the next animal quickly (which is why I counted it as my workout for the day). His favorite animal today was the otters. He watched them swim for quite a while, and would giggle when the came close to the glass. I should have taken a picture, but I was enjoying the moment for myself too much.
And here is my favorite part of zoo day... the deep sleep that follows. (I was unloading him, that's why the seat belt is undone)
Sometimes I really under estimate Jackson's abilities and interests. For Christmas, Grandma Trish got him a subscription to The Friend. He absolutely loves it. It's his new favorite thing to "read". He looks at all the pictures and likes us to sit with him and explain things. And he can spot every picture of Jesus (He says "See-suss"). I hope that's not blasphemus of me to say, but it's just really cute how he says it.
Thanks, Rob & Trish. What a great gift.

1 comment:

Lara said...


(catch breath)


I'm so glad you actually went to the zoo.