Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Owls and Hawks, and Kestrels, Oh My! / Sowy, Jastrzebie, i Pustulki!

Owls and Hawks and Kestrels, Oh My!

August 24, 2010

 

We have safely arrived in upstate New York.  The movers were not accommodating.   They broke a bunch of our stuff, lost  a lot of the hardware, didn't want to unpack us, didn't want to put things together, and they even got into our medicine and stole the Percocet leftover from my last c-section.  Creepy. 

 

But we are safe and sound and our home is wonderful, though still very unorganized.  A few days after we got here, Joshua's company had a mandatory picnic.  I wasn't ready for a mandatory function yet, but we had to go, and it was wonderful.  It was held at a huge beautiful park with rolling hills, trees, stone walls, and a huge wooden playground (very similar to Discovery Park in Pleasant Grove, Utah). There was a professional magic show, balloon maker, music, dancing, professional face painting, all you can eat food, and a Schwann's truck full of all you can eat gourmet ice cream.  The kids had at least five ice cream creations each. 

 

But by far the best part of this 'company picnic' was the Birds of Prey interactionMy kids could pet and hold owls, hawks, kestrels, and even a lemur.  Totally hands on.  One kid at a time. With as much time as they wanted and they could do it as many times as they wanted.  We spent 2 hours there.  The kids just wouldn't leave.  I forgot my camera, but josh had his phone so I got a few pictures with the animals.  It was an amazing day.

Sylwia

 

Sowy, Jastrzebie, i Pustulki!

24 Sierpien 2010

 

Jestesmy w Nowym Yourku.  Przeprowadzka byla troche nie przyjemna, bo pracownicy ktozy nasze zeczy przenosili, zepsuli wiele rzeczy, zgubili sroby, i nawet ukradli proszki ktora mialam po ostatnim cesarskim cieciu. 

 

Ale wszyscy szczesliwie dojechalismy, nasz dom jest bardzo przyjemny choc jeszcze nie zorganizowany.  Pare dni po przyjezdzie Josh mial obowiazkowa rozrywke dla rodziny.  Nie chcialo mi sie tak odrazu isc na obowiazkowa rozrywke, ale musialam, wiec poszlam i bylo bardzo fajnie.  Park byl piekny z wielkim placem zabaw dla dzieci, jedzenia bylo bardzo duzo, i tez byly bardzo dobre lody za darmo.  Dzieci mialy przynajmiej po piec lodow.  Tez bylo przedstawienie magiki, balony, malowanie dzieciom twarzy, muzyka, i tance na dworzu.

 

Ale najbardziem nam sie podobala wystawa ptakow drapierznych.  Dzieci mogly dotykac i trzymac sowy i ptaki drapirzne na rekach.   Tak im sie to podobalo ze bylismy z ptakami 2 godziny.  Ja niestety zapomnialam przyniesc moj aparat fotograficzny.  Ale moj maz mial maly aparat na swoim telefonie wiec mam kilka zdjec dzieci z ptakami.  Byl to bardzo udany dzien.

 

Sylwia

2 comments:

Pinky said...

What a cool activity! I wish our mandatory activities were like that here. Your kids are getting so big .. I bet Samuel is taller than you now. AMAZING!

A little bit of crazy.... said...

Mandatory Fun, huh? At least it was worth it. I've never heard of something so cool! Your kids are so lucky.

Sorry about the creepy movers. I am so planning never to move ourselves again but that kind of story makes me hesitate. Glad you made it anyway.