This week has been filled with kid activities. Kindergarten doesn't start until next week, so my mom and I split childcare for our soon-to-be kindergartener. I'm not sure who was more tired at the end of each day: the 6 year old or Mom and me. ☺
We went to the Hands-on Children's Museum, Point Defiance Zoo, Northwest Trek, plus a ferry ride. I enjoyed seeing some of these places for the first time and others, I haven't been to since I was a child.
At the zoo I loved seeing the kids’ excitement over the monkeys and elephants. And yet in the back of my mind I was wishing I could show them these animals as I see them in Africa—touching the baby elephants at the elephant orphanage in Kenya…monkeys sitting by the lake at Kumbya then coming to steal our picnic lunch; us squirting them with water guns to chase them away.