Okay, I really think winter has dragged on long enough.
Of course, I think this ever year.
Right after Thanksgiving.
And then Hubby so inconsiderately reminds me that winter hasn’t even officially begun yet.
Oh, winter is just the worst.
It’s cold, there’s nothing to do, everyone is sick, and it’s cold.
Now I must admit I do like to have one snow storm around Christmastime to put me in the mood but other than that, I don’t need snow. Problem is, it usually snows in November during the week of Thanksgiving. So by Christmastime it seems like winter should already be moving along.
We don’t get out much in the winter but since we have a zoo pass we did visit the zoo with some friends this past week.
I don’t usually think of going to the zoo in the winter but I really should!
We got to take advantage of a lot of neat opportunities plus the zoo was the emptiest I had ever seen. The place was deserted. And instead of the usual, three mile hike to the entrance of the zoo, I scooted into a parking space only three feet away from the door. Awesome.
And the zoo train? We had the entire train to ourselves. Crazy nice!
It just so happens that the animals are a lot more active in the winter, too. Much more entertaining!
The baby orangutan was precious. I loved watching the baby’s mother hold her baby so affectionately.
Now, where can I buy a baby orangutan?
I NEED one.
The peacocks run free at our zoo.
Free ranging birds are not my thing.
It was in the news one summer that someone has been attacked by one of these very same peacocks. See why free ranging birds are not a good thing? I keep my distance from these fabulously ferocious birds. If I ever do run into one, I move cautiously and swiftly in the opposite direction, never making eye contact. I encourage my children to do the same.
The lions were just gross. I won’t even go there. But when the two lions started fighting with each other, I contemplated whether that little metal fencing was enough of a barrier between us and them. We moved right along.
It was 50 degrees outside and as long as we had our winter coats and gloves on, it was a beautiful day for a trip to the zoo. If the sun had come out it would’ve been even better but I’ll try not to complain.
On the days when we’re stuck in the house on a cold winter day…we read. Or look for Waldo.
My daughter loves to create for herself cozy little places to curl up with a good book. She brings stuffed animals and blankets around with her everywhere she goes.
We like to play family games by the fireplace, too.
This game is called Ticket to Ride. Have you played it?
It’s fun until Hubby and I start getting competitive. I also get frustrated when he refuses to bend the rules to let me trade cards. Ugh!
Some hot apple cider or homemade cocoa makes winter a little more bearable. I’m still looking forward to summer though.
I want to feel the sun on my face and hear happy children playing outside to their hearts content.
Oh, summer come quickly!