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Andrew’s First Day of Zoo Camp

First Day of Zoo Camp
Photo-A-Day #4513

Today was Andrew’s first day of zoo camp. I have been awaiting this day for a long time. This is the first time that Andrew gets his own trip to a camp. He’s watched Eva attend these things for the past few years and I know that he has wanted his moment. Today he got his moment and he was incredibly excited to go to camp. He put on his backpack, which is still over-sized for his little frame. He ran most of the way over to the zoo, too. He’d run along a little bit and then stop and turn to us urging us to hurry up. He could not wait.

When we got there we arrived at the same time as a girl from Andrew’s school, the new one he will be attending this year, not his old school. She also does karate. They said hello and we signed Andrew in. then he took her hand and they walked into the camp.

We went home, the first time leaving him at a day long event. I still had to get some sleep but Allison was going out tonight so we weren’t going to be able to watch Game of Thrones together tonight. So, we told Eva to work on some project downstairs while we watched Game of thrones before I passed out. It was amazing and after it was over I passed out, HARD. I slept right through today’s eclipse. When I woke up I learned that Eva and Allison made a special eclipse viewing box and they got to see the eclipse. Eva was quite excited about it.

At dinner Andrew told us about his day and he was quite excited about it. He spent most of the day with the little girl that he walked in with hand in hand. He was so happy to spend time with her and he even drew a picture of the two of them together.

Field Trip – Bliss for Dinner – Wiggly Tooth

Looking too old
Photo-A-Day #4419

I flew in from California this morning in time to get to my parents’ house to pick up Andrew. Today was Andrew’s field trip to the Capron Park Zoo. We went home and then walked over to the Zoo. We were there early and so Andrew got to run around and play on the playground before going into the zoo. It was really hot today. I had just left nice weather in San Diego (The locals would say it was too cold but I liked it. It was 93 upon returning home.

The zoo was a nice field trip. I missed it last year, I think because I was at the PBS Annual Meeting. Each of the kids received papers with all the letters of the alphabet and a clipboard. They had the task of finding something for every letter of the alphabet. It was a nice activity that made the trip to the zoo more than just looking at the animals. We ended up being there a day early for the new Red Panda. We’ll have to go back soon.

Tonight we went over to Bliss for dinner. They changed up the menu and I tried something a bit different. I ordered the breakfast burger. This was a burger on french toast with an egg and bacon. It was different but tasted great.

Before bed Andrew came in and he was so excited because he has his first wiggly tooth. I’m excited, too because Eva’s been losing teeth like crazy ever since she was 4 years old or so. This is Andrew’s first and he’s all happy, some of his classmates have already lost teeth and I know he wants to lose some too.