Jamie is the only one of our kids who lives more than thirty minutes away. Bless her heart, we still get to see her about once a month because she makes a point to come to us and is so understanding that it is difficult for us to get to her very often. One – because of the nature of her Dad’s work – the trucks must roll on!!! Second, that is the way it is when you have livestock, especially dairy animals, everyone has to be fed everyday and the goats must be milked!
Yesterday we made it a day trip. Jamie was having her annual “three kids/one birthday party” so we loaded up the three grandchildren who are the same age as her oldest daughter Kailyn and away we went on the three and a half hour journey to Aunt Jamie’s house!
It was non-stop chatter all the way! We had slug bug wars, and I-spy wars and rock/paper/scissors wars. We even had an “argument” about if cheerleading and being a ballerina was a sport. BUT it was the boys saying it was and Maddie arguing it was not! Saying it was entertaining is an understatement! The three and a half hours went quickly. Once we were there, it wasn’t long before the party began. Instead of the usual birthday party fare, Jamie had a lady bringing wild exotic animals for the kids to see and interact with. It was like having our own personal zoo.
We held a baby kangaroo……….
Fed a Parrot……………………………
Gave a bottle to some little South American creature that I could not pronounce his name let alone spell it…………………………..
We got to watch a baby cat that looks like a cheetah but has another one of those unusual names Grandma can’t remember or pronounce, Jocee and Kailyn even got to sit beside him!
We even got to hold a young albino python! Here is Kailyn getting a little nervous about those eyes looking at her!
It was time to leave way to soon, but leave we must. Two of our little passengers went to sleep right away, along with grandma, but Blake stayed awake to complete a fierce Slug Bug battle with PaPa. I don’t think we will ever know the winner because I think both of them were seeing Slug Bugs that were not there! Got everyone deposited back home so they could get to bed for the coming school day and we all deposited another memory in our fun times file.