the zoo

Cooler weather has finally come to Denver. :) I get so excited about it. I go the weather channel online and look at the 10-day forecast and just have to grin because I get so excited when I see lows in the 40’s and highs in the 50’s on some days. We’re going horseback riding this weekend in Estes Park, and I know it’s going to be a special treat! I love fall so much. I love fall for what fall is, but I also love fall because I find it to be a season of anticipation for me. I anticipate the joys of the holiday season and winter, so it makes fall even more fun!

Anyhow, hope everyone is enjoying this season as much as me. :D

Yesterday Hannah and I went to the zoo. It was a FREE day, so we just had to go check it out. (We’d never been before yesterday) It was a lot of fun! I was constantly amazed by the creativity of God. I mean, have you ever thought about how many unique creatures He made? He is not a boring God. He is extremely creative and even fun I would say…. for example, a nose that’s long enough to act like an arm? That’s kinda funny when you think about it! I watched the elephants eating their hay, and it really struck me as funny that God made their noses so long. I would die if my nose was that long. I’m just sayin…

Both our cameras were dead but I used my trusty camera phone to snap a few pics of the days adventure :D I don’t know if I’d ever seen a wild dog in a zoo before, but I was struck by the coloring in their coats. I love dogs, so the wild dogs and hyenas and such fascinate me.

Got a picture of Hannah in front of her Giraffes! They were so cool! And there were 3 babies, which was really fun to see.

One of the babies was only a week old! Loved it! I had never seen this animal ever before… (ok, so I saw a cartoon version of it just this week on “go,diego, go” while drying to keep my little charge occupied as he had a fever of 102, but before that I’d never even heard of it!!) It’s called an Okapi…it was running all over the place!

Okapi’s are just plan cool, I gotta say…

We sat down for a few to take a break…(I’m so glad to have Hannah home again!)

And then we went and saw the elephants, which I was so fascinated by that I forgot to take a picture. :P Here’s Hannah posing by the exit sign though :D

We had lots of fun together. And we’ll definitely be going back in November for another free day.

On the job front, I worked this week with Cedric again because he was sick and couldn’t go to school. He was quite pitiful, but I felt thankful that God gave me the opportunity to love on Cedric and be helpful. I’m hoping that I don’t get sick and I’m chugging vitamin C! haha

I also accepted an offer from a new family this week, and I begin working with them on Friday. I’m really excited and so thankful that God provided another job so soon. My newest charges are a 1 year old boy named Ben and 5 year old girl named Ellie. I won’t see Ellie near as much because she’s in school all day, but I’m really excited about the dynamics of this new family because they seem set on treating me like another member of the family, and I find that fun and exciting. All in all, I’m really looking forward to this new adventure!

And with that I will end this particular post because Hannah and Corin are eager to go to the dog park. :P I’m off to enjoy this beautiful weather, my sister, and my dogs! I love my life :)

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