Saturday, February 16, 2008

It Didn't Rain in Seattle Today (and Kat Bought a New Camera) So We Played at the Zoo!

I had so much to do today -- taxes, laundry, bills (among other stuff that conjures up the word "drudgery"), but when Kat suggested that we go to the Woodland Park Zoo so she could play with her new Nikon D40 camera, neither Tom nor I could think of a really good reason (and I mean better than taxes, laundry and bills) not to just drop everything on a whim and GO.

So we did.

And later in the day, Elisabeth chucked a bunch of her own responsibilities and joined us. Then we went home, where Kat's new boyfriend Stevo (yes, his name is Stevo; do NOT call him "Steve") joined us for Peter and Danelle's exquisite barbecue chicken pizza.

Does anyone ever regret making these spur-of-the-moment choices?! Hell, the taxes, laundry, and bills will definitely be here to greet me when I wake up tomorrow, but how often does one get to spend a day with a bunch of silly grown kids and zoo animals? (Or is it gown animals and zoo kids?!)

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5 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Carol, I just love how much fun your family has together. So cool! And yes, all those things will always be there the next day.

Have fun with your wonderful kiddos!

Anonymous said...

What a fun trip! I love that zoo. But you know what really popped out at me in the pictures?

OMG- it's Carol, not wearing glasses!!! :)

Lynn

Becky said...

The tiger pic is my fav. Awesome!

gawilli said...

Looks like a great day! Zoo kids! Funny!

Snooker said...

AH, the Nikon D40 is a great camera! I just got one for my 40th birthday... get it... D40 for my 40th!

You really look like you're having lots of fun!

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