Sunday, May 10, 2009


Well, it's been a very full weekend.

Saturday, Junior Bear had his junior prom. Had to do all the last minute things like pick up the tux and flowers, etc. He had a good time with his lady, and I got him and her home last night in one piece. Got to bed at about 1 AM.

Today, of course, is Mother's Day. Treated the family to a Cracker Barrel breakfast (Mmmmm, Cracker Barrel). After we slept off the carbs a bit, we went to the zoo to see the new giraffe. We're glad to see that he's doing fine. He was born with a deformity of his lower legs that didn't allow him to stand up, which is death to a baby giraffe. They have to stand in order to nurse. The mother can't kneel down to feed them.

Irish Woman really enjoys her work with the zoo, so we spent almost 4 hours just wandering around. Baby Bear got to see the lorikeets for the first time today, and he was entranced. These are small parrot-like birds from Australia and Indonesia. They feed on nectar, so we bought a small cup of sugar water to feed them. Baby Bear was very firm in wanting to grab one, but we were able to keep them away. Didn't want to end up on the evening news as a story of a toddler squeezing a tropical bird to death.

Girlie Bear spent the afternoon learning how to use my digital camera. She'll be using it on our big field trip next weekend.

After all that, had to do the regular weekend work and errands, but compressed into the couple of hours left to do them on a Sunday afternoon.

I'm bushed, and I have a 5 AM change control to do tomorrow. Think I'm going to goof off for a few more minutes and then go catch a few hours of sleep.

Hope all of you enjoyed your mother's day!

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