Friday (1/27) Emil loaded us girls up for a little family fun. It was so nice not to have to rush to be anywhere or do anything. We were able to just rest, take our time, relax and have fun.
After lunch we drove to the Snake Farm and Zoo. We have been wanting to go there for quite a while but never had any extra time. I had been there once many, many years ago and all I remembered was it was hot and there was a huge hole/pit in the ground with dozens of rattle snakes at the bottom. That was enough for me.
We saw the Snake Farm on San Antonio Living and it gave us a good reason to get up and go. There are lots of good pictures so I had to break this up into two posts. And of course I am starting with the outside first!
At the end of our tour we stopped by the petting zoo. We bought a few bags of feed inside and braved ourselves enough to go in. THIS should have given us some indignation of what it would be like inside the petting zoo! At this point they had all ready taken a bag out of my purse, eaten through one of the feed bags and tried nibbling on our clothes.
This little cutie said back and seemed a bit shy. I thought he was just so darn cute.
For some reason this lama scared me. I kept thinking if he gets mad and riled up and starts attacking there is no one close to come help. I tried to stay as far away from him as possible.
If you know me you know I am terrified of roosters. But this guy was just so cute and attentive and was following us all around. I can't believe I got this close to him...he's not so bad. I almost wish I had a couple of chickens and roosters at home. They are fun to watch.
CC loved the piggies. She really wanted to hold the babies we saw on San Antonio Living.
My poor Lena kept getting attacked by the goats. They were eating her messenger bag, grabbing the food from her hand and bags.
Our little shy goat was back getting in the middle of the action, being nosey and seeing whats going on.
Our friend the llama. He really wasn't so bad after all.
Walking around the outside we kept coming across this peacock. He was so beautiful. There are really no words to describe how vibrant his colors were. We kept hoping he would show his tail feathers but it didn't happen.
Last night the girls decided to rent some movies and make a tent. I thought it was so sweet. They had so much fun. They knocked out five minutes into the movie, I knew that would happen! My only requirement was they pick it up as soon as they wake up. And they did.
One day last week I wanted to try my hand at making quiche. I always wanted to make it but didn't know how or have a recipe. So I just decided to wing it. I sauteed onions, spinach, mushrooms, feta cheese and cubed ham. Then I lined the cupcake pan with layers of phyllo dough.
Added in my egg mixture...
baked for about 15 minutes.....
and viola....they were sooo good!! I definitely will make this again.
I have also been trying to cut out so much coffee and opted for Zen tea one morning. It was good.... but I felt something was missing....and gave in to a big cup of coffee..I failed!
CC and I saw Diana Stobo on San Antonio Living and decided to try one of her shakes with the fruits and veggies we had on hand. We blended up apples, a banana, pears, strawberries, romaine lettuce and fresh spinach.
I couldn't believe how refreshing and tasty it was. And the bonus was we were able to drink and enjoy our daily recommended amount of fruits and veggies for the day.
I'm all ready thinking up new ideas...peaches, mango, kiwi and cantaloupe.. maybe add watermelon one day....the possibilities are endless.
I finished watching "My Foolish Heart" on Netflix this morning. My goodness... that was a wonderful movie. It brought me to tears. Why can't they make movies like that anymore? Movies with out cussing and violence, the girls kept their clothes ON and sex wasn't filling or suggested in every scene. The movie wasn't predictable, it was beautiful.
Anyway, we girls are going to go visit mom. She's been down for a couple of weeks and now that I know she's not contagious it's due time for a visit.