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Monday, July 14, 2014

Slither in to Reptilia

Reptilia.org

I have to say, for me, this has been an amazing summer...we have not had nearly as many insanely hot, humid days as usual.  Although the weekend was hot and humid, all this week it is supposed to be in the low 20s, which is perfect.  All you people who love blazing hot weather...well, I just don't get you!

I don't know if its the gorgeous weather or what, but there are some weird things going on in our house lately.  First, Little A has been eating like a sumo wrestler.  Like seriously, how does a skinny 5 year old eat so much???  It's quite unbelievable.  But then again, people say that about the way I eat, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

The other odd thing going on around here is that the girls are getting along really well.  Like hugging and kissing and telling each other they love each other.  That's not normal!  Usually, its non-stop screaming and fighting between the two of them.  Not sure what's going on, but I hope it continues.

So how was your weekend?  Ours was great!

While I was working Saturday, Adam took the girls to Toronto Island with his family and they all had an amazing time at Centre Island.

Yesterday our plans with friends got cancelled last minute, so we decided to take the girls to Reptilia, a reptile zoo in Vaughan, just north of the city.  I have to tell you, it was pretty awesome!  They have a wide variety of scaly, slithering, snapping creatures of various sizes.  At regular intervals throughout the day, they feed the animals and make a show of it.  I did find watching them feeding dead rats to ferocious alligators and a massive snapping turtle a bit gross!  They also have shows where staff bring out a bunch of creatures for you to see up close and touch.  We got to see a scorpion, a big snake and some sort of huge lizard thing.  The girls bravely touched the snake.

I was most impressed with the staff, who were extremely knowledgeable.  During the show, the woman told us so much information about each animal, it was amazing and extremely interesting.

Enjoy your Monday!