This bush was outside the front of our motel room. Jake thought it was so pretty and wanted his picture taken with it...until he stood next to it and heard the bees buzzing in the flowers. I took a pic just as he heard the bee and decided he didn't want to get too close after all.
OH MY GOSH. THIS LITTLE FELLA. This is the newly named Rupert. He was born June 21 at the OKC Zoo. I could have watched him all day long. He was so precious...at least as precious as a rhino can be. When we first walked up to see him, he was nursing off his momma. It was sweet. He stayed right next to her, but seemed to be curious about all the people who were squealing over him. I just wanted to hug him. We went back and saw him as we were leaving the zoo. It was closing time so he was already put in his inside quarters with mom for the night. She was happily munching on a pile of hay and little Rupert was laying down with his face buried in the hay. He was taking a little nap. So sweet.
These are a couple of goobers. "Hey Callee! Help me get on this bear!" I was expecting it to be something like Callee helping a little too hard and Tack going over the other side of the bear. After a few grunts and shoves, he got up there.
Ashlee didn't want to get in the picture, but it isn't often I don't get one of all four of the kids that isn't a "selfie" of some sort. So, I got my way and everyone got in the picture.
Sting Ray Bay is fun. Where else do you get to hunker down over a swimming pool and pet a sting ray? I wanted to get in with them, but of course you can't. It was fun though. I got a picture of Brent and the kids and I thought it was cute.
We had a good time together. We were at the zoo about six hours and still didn't see everything. We took a picnic lunch and learned a lot about the different animals. It wasn't too crazy with people, and we didn't care that it was misting and raining most of the day. It sure beat having 100* weather. We ended the trip by taking Brent to Crabtown for his first visit, then we headed home. It was a long day and a late night, and we really should have paid more bills instead of going out of town, but we needed the time where all six of us could get away together and not "have" to be anywhere to do anything. That never, ever happens. Today, it was back to work for me. Brent has another day off so I am going to see if he tackles that "honey-do" list tomorrow.