A Bennett First :: The Houston Zoo

B & I just got back from a week long trip to Houston.  My mom & grandma were there to get some things organized at my childhood home and Husband was out of town on a guys trip, so I decided to go help where I could.  While we were there we met up with my sweet friend, Jess, and her daughter at the zoo for a day of fun!  Bennett had a blast, the Houston Zoo is the bomb.com! The weather was so perfect, pretty much every animal was out and about.  Our favorite animal was by far the giraffe.  They were all congregating around their food area, even the new baby giraffe, Gigi!  I spent a small fortune on three pieces of romaine lettuce so that Bennett could feed the big giraffe- I’m a sucker for things like that… but it was awesome!  We loved the Houston Zoo!  Here’s a short video of Baby Gigi:


the LIZARD hunter

IMG_4741Our middle child, Sasha, has really become quite the lizard hunter these days.  She pretty much has her technique down to a science.  When she knows I’m about to open the back door, she will prepare herself to dart out as fast as she can, then POUNCE on the bushes where she knows the lizards are hiding hoping to squish one with all her body weight.  Then, she will dig her nose into the area where she thinks she has caught one and ultimately bring me her prized possession as a gift inside the house… thanks Sasha… that’s very… thoughtful of you.


You know, at least it’s not a bat.  That’s one positive way of looking at this situation. Yes, she has brought me rabid bat before and then she had to be quarantined for 30 days… not fun.  Wish I had posted that story back in December… dang.  But I have a picture to prove I’m not making this up!  GROSS!!!!  Ha ha ha!!!