Weather in our state is so unpredictable. We started the week of Valentine’s Day with almost 70 degree weather and clear skies..then windy and cooler, and by Wednesday close to 60 and rain. Schools closed down b/c of flooding in our counties and nearby areas. However, we’d planned a field trip to the zoo and I gave Little Cutie the option of waiting or going that day (Thursday) in the rain. She chose to go. It was awesome. Turns out for the first time since the workers could remember, we were the ONLY patrons in the zoo. We had rain coats, boots and an umbrella. Stephen sat in the gift shop and Little Cutie and I saw all the animals. No fighting crowds, almost all the animals out and eating. The red pandas were sleeping and the jaguars weren’t out. We rarely see the Spider Monkeys anyway. We had a blast. Hopefully getting giraffes soon. The hand carved/hand painted carousel is still down for maintenance but we are being patient. Here are a few of my favorite photos.
Friday it was colder and still rainy. Little Cutie prayed it would snow enough for her to make a snow angel. By Saturday a.m. it was snowing. It did snow enough for her to make a snow angel but it was mostly gone by 3 p.m. We ended up with only a couple of inches. We still enjoyed it greatly and had such fun. Wish we’d get one more really good snow but can’t always get what we wish for.
Little Cutie also tested for her last Little Warrior belt (a camo one) on that Thursday. She did an awesome job on her test and we are so proud of her. Her mom got to come the following Tuesday to see her get her belt and I got to rank her so it was extra special. She’ll keep this belt for a few months then test into regular class as a yellow belt.