Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The emails can wait...for the alligators and snakes.

Today I had a lot of work to do.  Teleconferences, organizing, and plain old working...since most of my working hours have been consumed by meetings lately.  With all of this mounding work, frankly, I was feeling overwhelmed.  It looked like it was going to be one of those day where mom guilt takes over as the kids watch a movie during a morning teleconference...

Our library puts on many different programs throughout the entire summer.  We have had so much fun attending different presentations, kids parties in the park, and participating in reading contests and programs, not to mention visiting to pick out new books or movies for movie night. (If you are ever looking for something to do with your children, be sure to check your local library - it practically provides the social calendar in our house!)  Today was the much anticipated, "Alligators, Reptiles, and Snakes, OH MY!" presentation.  I was so stressed with work responsibilities...but this program was a priority.  We made it one the day we saw it on the library calendar and the kids were pumped!  So, it became the biggest priority of the day and we went.  I'm so glad we did.  It was worth it.  Here are a few pictures from the event.  

I love this picture.  Both kids walked into the room when we got there and found their spots.  They didn't stick together.  They both were independent enough not to want to stay by mom...they were off to find the place where they could see the best.  Jillian was small enough to squeak in between two boys.  I'm so glad they are confident enough to do things independently.

Myles in adoration of this special frog from some other country.  Hey - I was taking pictures, I'm not accountable for retaining the information.  I'm sure Myles knows where he is from.

Jillian inched her way over to Myles to sit by him for a while (and tease each other).

My kids better know how much I love them.  That is a snake.  I hate snakes.  Hate them.  I knew they would have one there, based on the title of the event.  I took them anyway.  I'll accept my award later.  The things moms do for their kids...

They loved seeing all of the different animals.  Both kids are fearless and were willing to touch or hold anything they were allowed to.  I believe this was a bearded dragon.

Myles petting a tiny alligator.

Jillian holding a snake.  Sick.  We washed their entire arms after these pictures.

Myles got his own turn as well.  Look how fast that thing is coming toward me!

I'm so glad we went.  The kids were so proud that they touched and saw so many cool animals.  (No, I didn't touch anything if you are wondering.)  They also loved teasing me about the snakes.  

Emails can wait...  

That is what naps are for...Right?  Well, that and blog posts!


  1. The local library events are great for entertaining and educating kids. Our library even has events for the adults as well. Kids are so brave (except when it comes to monsters under the bed-lol) with real things. I, too, am deathly afraid of snakes- YIKES~


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