We've had many animal adventures this week! Our first was at our friend Julian Thomas' birthday party. They had a special guest come and bring all sorts of cold blooded animals- from pythons to leopard geckos, the kids learned about each one and even got to pet and hold them all if they wanted.
I was surprised at how Annie seemed to like to pet the snakes, but her favorite to hold was the leopard Gecko.
Will was in seventh heaven! This kid reads nothing but animal and science books, and has been begging for a pet lizard for months (sorry, no creepy crawly scaly animals allowed in our house). He backed out of holding the 9 foot, 40 lb, burmese python at the last minute, but couldn't keep his hands off of everything else. I asked him what his favorite was and his reply- "All of them!"
It was, hands down, the party of the year.
|Annie holding the leopard gecko|
|Julian- the birthday boy!- getting cozy with the python|
|Bearded Dragon- this guy was my favorite. He was a chill lizard.|
|Leopard Gecko up close- this is what Will wants as a pet.|
|Will and the rosy boa|
|Audra and Julian- notice the snake in his hands and the frog on his shirt.|
|The whole clan! The birthday boy was a bit distracted with a python tail between his legs... wouldn't you be?|
The best part by far was the touch pool, although I thought the penguins were pretty darn cute!
PS- Annie, when asked what animal she hoped to see at the aquarium, responded with an enthusiastic "Kitty!"
|Will, Annie and Dallas petting the giant starfish.|
|Oh no! Eaten by a Megaladon!!!|
|Sometimes Dallas humors me. He's a good husband.|