Clara and Rhiannon were so happy to see their aunts and cousins. The entire weekend was go go go go, play play play play! Clara even slept most of the way home. However, when she woke up she told me about a dream she had where the two of us went into the forest to visit the hyenas.
(Hyena's are Clara's new favorite animals. Probably not the animal you want your 3 yr old to root for in the Lion King, but.....)
Then for the rest of the trip (a little over two hours) Clara screamed and fussed about how we
"HAD to go to the FOREST to see all her friend HYENAS!"
I promised her, if she would please please for the love of god stop screaming, we would ride our bikes to see the hyena's in the morning.
Clara enjoyed the rest of the car ride and Rhiannon and I enjoyed the non screaming three year old.
Without fail, about 6:45 this morning, Clara crawled into my bed and asked if the Hyena's were awake yet?
So even though my house is a complete disaster area, I have laundry coming out the wazoo and I have house guests coming tomorrow morning, we suited up and rode across town to see ourselves some Hyena's!
|Taking a "rest"|
I made her wait ten minutes so Mama could get some coffee from the field house before we walked to the Hyena enclosure. As you can see from above, it was a bit tortuous for her.
Luckily, the zoo offers Hyena carousel rides, too!
Still, ain't nothing like the real thing and once the carousel stopped she was ready to go!
When we finally got to the Hyena enclosure, they proved to hold true to their mannerisms by not wanting to have anything to do with us human folk.
Thankfully, this very shy but also very curious guy, briefly came out of his cave to say hello a few times.
It seemed to appease the wee one, and that is good enough for me!