The morning started out with a precious baseball game that Will played (Peter's nephew's son-age 5) Lucas loved watching him play. Will, Lydia (his sister) and Lucas are "buds".After the game we headed to the Milwaukee County Zoo. We always came to this zoo when I was a kid--even from over an hour away. It's a wonderful zoo. Bigger and more spread out than Zoo Atlanta, although both have great things to see. I realized mid trip, that I had taken my memory stick out of my camera and hadn't replaced it, so all the pics from today are brought to you by Theresa (Will and Lydia's momma)---=) Thankfully she had her wonderful camera along and we were able to snap some great shots of the kids and animals.One thing I really wanted Lucas to see and understand better was the milking process. uh hum..The reason?Well, a few weeks ago the topic came up and I realized he was a tad confused. After we finally got the understanding that cows do produce milk---and that milk comes from an area "under" the cow. I realized he thought it came from a different "part" that only boys have...........So, time to educate and clarify while we are in Wisconsin....Here is the cowIt is a GIRL cowThe big bag under her belly is called an "Udder"...The process is called "milking"and this is how it's done...=)I think we are good to go now!We saw a movie and then also saw the actual process of milking done "live". Even Lydia, age 9, had a little education yesterday when she realized we milk only girl cows and that the process gets going after a cow gives birth and they take the baby away from the momma.
Our last stop was the Ape House. ok yes I have been known to call Lucas a monkey. But, I had no idea the impact..lol
He was a little screwy today and bordering on the edge of the crazies...yes it's all catching up with him. I was getting a little testy toward the end of the day when he decided to climb over a 4 tiered railing that was elevated 3 feet off the ground. I didn't want to startle him so I was just using my "voice" when I said...
"This is not a place for climbing fences"
to which he promptly responded--I mean without missing a beat...
"Then stop calling me a monkey"
touche'! It bordered on disrespect, but at that point in the day it was time to let it go and frankly it was awesome timing and very funny. Humor won!
This gorilla looks like he is "done" for the day too...=)