Sunday, Erik took us to Living Treasures animal park where we were able to feed some llamas, ponies, etc., and also were up close and personal with Lions. They were separated from us by only a what seemed to be mighty thin piece of plexiglass. The children loved feeding the animals and Maggie thought the mini deer were so cute. Will squealed with delight at every exhibit and loved having his fingers nibbled on. (Yes, we all washed our hands extra good at the provided wash stations).
After the animal park, we headed further north to feed the carp at Lake Pymatuning. We had read that feeding the fish was prohibited so we didn't take any stale bread - but people were there still feeding. A very nice man offered Walker and Maggie some slices and Walker threw pieces up in the air and the gulls would swoop down to catch them. Maggie just threw her bread in to the duckies. Those carp are so gross! There was one that had to be 3 feet long and its mouth was like 6 inches in diameter. So gross!
All in all a very nice weekend. As we were driving home, we went through an area that Walker recognized as a place he had gone with Erik and his Uncle Travis to learn to castrate pigs. Erik referred to the place as "where we went to learn to cut pigs." And Walker corrected him and said, "No dad, it's where we cas-ter-ated pigs." How does such a little guy remember such big words. Also on the way home, we listened to the Mickey Mouse clubhouse closing song "Hot Dog"and Will actually started to sing along - he sang "hot dog" and bobbed his head with the music. Say what you want, believe me or not, but I swear the boy was singing.
Will actually talks a lot - he just points and talks. It is a lot of fun to try to decipher what he is saying. he says dog, cat, goat, bro(ther). It is so much fun to watch him grow. He has definitely turned into a toddler now. He is choosing to walk more often than crawl and is toddling around like a champ.
Maggie continues to torture Dolly Madison. Poor cat is being carried around like a doll. And then Will chases them both. It annoys Maggie to no end.
Walker really wants to be the boss of everyone now. He tells us all what to do and has become very literal with his interpretations of what people say to him. If I say, "Get out of town," he has to think it over to see if I really mean it. He has grown so much and is so handsome. I was looking through pictures a few days ago and since March he has thinned out. If that is even possible for a kid that is skinny to begin with.
Tomorrow we do trick or treat at the local mall. Check back for pictures!