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Brick Live at Capron Park Zoo

Kids and Lions
Photo-A-Day 2.0 #00962

It has been a long time but today we went to Capron Park Zoo. There has been a fun an exhibit in the Zoo for a while. It is called Brick Live and the installation is of life sized animals made from LEGO bricks. Allison and I had seen them being installed and we notice them when we walk around the park. We had every intention to go see this before today but never got around to it. Today we went and the kids had a great time. We used to go to the zoo all the time when the kids were little. It was nice to walk around and talk about the kids about their memories at the zoo.

Leopard in Bricks

There were a few exhibits that I really liked. Near the end of our time at the zoo we saw that there was even a LEGO Jeep for the kids to sit in. It made me think of all the times that I had taken the kids to the zoo and they loved to play with the ride on coin-op toys.


My favorite one of the exhibits was the LEGO Tiger. We can see that one through the fence from the park.

Tiger in Bricks

Andrew’s First Day of Zoo Camp

First Day of Zoo Camp
Photo-A-Day #4513

Today was Andrew’s first day of zoo camp. I have been awaiting this day for a long time. This is the first time that Andrew gets his own trip to a camp. He’s watched Eva attend these things for the past few years and I know that he has wanted his moment. Today he got his moment and he was incredibly excited to go to camp. He put on his backpack, which is still over-sized for his little frame. He ran most of the way over to the zoo, too. He’d run along a little bit and then stop and turn to us urging us to hurry up. He could not wait.

When we got there we arrived at the same time as a girl from Andrew’s school, the new one he will be attending this year, not his old school. She also does karate. They said hello and we signed Andrew in. then he took her hand and they walked into the camp.

We went home, the first time leaving him at a day long event. I still had to get some sleep but Allison was going out tonight so we weren’t going to be able to watch Game of Thrones together tonight. So, we told Eva to work on some project downstairs while we watched Game of thrones before I passed out. It was amazing and after it was over I passed out, HARD. I slept right through today’s eclipse. When I woke up I learned that Eva and Allison made a special eclipse viewing box and they got to see the eclipse. Eva was quite excited about it.

At dinner Andrew told us about his day and he was quite excited about it. He spent most of the day with the little girl that he walked in with hand in hand. He was so happy to spend time with her and he even drew a picture of the two of them together.