Zoological Garden (and more)

I have just survived two days without WiFi, which weren’t all that bad, to be honest.  Why?  Well, look into the cute face of the culprit.  *glowers*


Yes, my bunny chewed the internet cords and somehow survived?  I’m like, dude, how did you not get shocked?!!?!  And do you know what agony I went through because of you?

And yet, as I look into his adorable face, and watch his “bunny-jumps”, I actually have forgiven him.  Snowball, you’ve stolen my heart even more than coffee.  ❤ 😂

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But no, that was not what I was going to talk about.  Instead!  I was going to tell you about our trip to the zoo.  My darling younger sister, Emma,  turned a year older, and her wish was to go to the zoo.

Into the car we piled, after having a very early morning, and a very early breakfast.  I hadn’t been to the zoo since my ninth birthday, so it was nice to see how it changed.


First stop were the flamingos!  To be honest, I don’t understand what people like about them.  Look at their heads, they’re just so ugly.  And they stink–bad–even in forty degree weather.  But, that’s a cow-loving, crazy girl’s opinion.  Flamingos do not smell like cows, so they obviously don’t smell good, right?


The elephant.  I really like elephants.  They just look so good natured, don’t they?  You just want to go up and give the big fella a hug, don’t you?  He’s actually cute, in a red, wrinkly, old kinda way.  But, I like elephants.


The lions!  They wouldn’t stop roaring and…Hey!  Mr. Lion, you’re blinking in the middle of MY picture.  *offended humph*  Well, I’ll just remember to blink when you take a picture of me.  We’ll call it even, then, okay?  Haha….Anyway, I was saying.  They wouldn’t stop roaring.  We heard them almost all morning.  But, that’s the feel of a zoo, right?  Wait, how did the word zoo originate anyway?  Probably has to do with zoology.  Let me look it up.

Ahem, in the 19th century, zoo was actually zoological garden, but since we live in an age of shortening EVERYTHING, we changed it to zoo.  Interesting.


Okay, a random picture of a strange bird.  Don’t ask me the name.  I’m into Anatomy and medicine, not zoology.  Especially not zoology


Oh no!  The birthday girl all of a sudden became a lion!  What will we do?  Awe, I’m a partial sister, and I think Emma is one of the cutest little girls on the planet.  ❤


And here is a dinosaur I found that hasn’t died yet.  Just kidding, it’s actually only an alligator snapping turtle.  I’ve seen these in the wild, but not this big.  Y’all, this thing was HUGE!  And then it started swimming…And it was pretty amazing.


Guys, I really thought that rock up there was a real turtle.  Like, no lie.  I was looking at the cage next to it that has turtles that look JUST LIKE THAT, and I turned around and saw it.  My first reaction?  Jump and think in my brain, “The little guy got out!!”  Haha, thankfully it turned out to be just stone.  (How many people are like me and neglect the rule, ‘do not touch’?  I just have to touch all the stone structures just to make sure.)


Look how pretty he is!  (Or she?)  I was taken away how bright the colors are!  I could look at this picture all day.  *contented silence*


Awe!  This is a cute gorilla! (If gorillas are cute.  What nonsense that we are related to them.  I refuse to believe a relative of mine ever looked like….that.). The sad thing was that the gorillas started fighting after this picture, and a school group of seven year olds all started yelling “Fight!  Fight!” in unison.  It was saddening.


Guys!  This red panda was even cuter in person!  You wanted to pick it up and squeeze it!  I want a pet red panda! Anyone with me?


Another cutie!  I love animals!  Isn’t it adorable?  Almost reminds me of the cutest animal on earth–a cow!  Haha!  Okay, to end with my favorite photo I took.  🙂

So, prepare yourself.  Don’t scroll down too quickly.  I want you to take a deep breath, and think about Scotland, and maybe a few thoughts of the heather there, and then compare that to Texas?  Getting a picture in your mind?  And compare North Texas with Southern Arizona.  Getting a picture?  Compare that with Southern Texas.  Ready?


Isn’t he the cutest?  Just kidding.  Imagine meeting that in real life.  I’m liking you in the cage, Mr. Snake, but please do not cross my path in real life.  I have some funny stories about these snakes, though, that I could tell.

And now, before I move on, I’m going to compare a picture of me and my mom.  People tell me I look like her, so let’s have y’alls opinions.  Ready?


What do y’all say?  I look like my mom or not?  A little?  Comment down below!

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I was told to watch my younger sisters outside, so what did I do?  I decided to have a photoshoot!  All right, here we jump in to it!


I don’t know what she’s doing here.  She wouldn’t look at the camera!  Which was aggravating, but it is what it is.  Don’t you love her curls?  I think she’s the cutest.  ❤


My other sister had to join.  She was a help at getting Little Sis to look at the camera.  Both are cute, and looking at the picture, they definitely look like sisters.  For some reason I don’t feel like I look like them.  Am I missing out?  Obviously!  I want Little Sis’ curls!


This picture makes me want to hug her!  She is the sweetest!  Haha!  I love her curls though.  It was so windy!  She was actually hiding behind me to block the wind a little after this.


This is what happens when my other sister said to look at the little wiggling fingers.  Somehow, the fingers weren’t at camera level, and Little Sis had to show us that she had little wiggling fingers too.  But, she’s cute, so she makes up for it.


And this picture sums it up.  I love baby feet!  And she was going barefoot.  Awe!  And you’re growing up so fast, Little Sis!

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Okay, so I’m not mad at Snowball anymore, and I’m pretty glad to have WiFi back again.  Well, life is what it is, isn’t it?

Do I look like my mom?  What is your opinion on bagpipes?  Do you wish to see Scotland?  Do you enjoy sunshine?


36 thoughts on “Zoological Garden (and more)

  1. (HorseLover4Ever) Elizabeth says:

    I love sunshine! Yep, I think I’d like to visit Scotland! Yes, I do want to! Naughty Snowball!!! 😀 And wow!! Talented bunny too–surviving chewing on the internet cords?? Wow!!! 😀 Looks like the zoo was fun! I loved your animated commentary… (;

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  2. Maddie says:

    Great pictures! Yea, I don’t see the appeal of flamingos either, but my friend is really into them right now. Maybe I should ask her? I can see your resemblance to your mom. Especially the smile. 🙂 Can’t say I have an opinion about bagpipes. Well, I am sorta scottish . Or maybe it was Irish? Can’t remember for sure! Oh, I love sunshine!

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  3. Sam B says:

    Well, I think you look somewhat like your mom, but your noses and chins are different. I loved all the pictures of your little sister! She’s so cute! She looks like a cabbage patch doll….sigh. I love my little brothers, but oh my, little girls are so much cuter!
    Wow, Snowball is crazy! In a bad way. 😜 Chewing through an electric cord??

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  4. Hannah says:

    Ooh great pictures! At the zoo I feel like it’s so hard to get good pictures, but you did an awesome job!! Wow, that’s weird about your bunny! People always say I look like my mom too. XD I think you do look like your mom, except her face is a little wider and your chin’s are both different! 🙂 Happy (almost) Easter!

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  5. Anna says:

    Amie, That is so fun that you did a sister’s photoshoot! They are so much FUN!!! 😂 I take WAY too many pictures of my little sis. 😀 Umm…okay, I studied the picture. 😀😉 I think you look like your mom! I have no idea if I’d like to see Scotland, and I do like sunshine. Great post!

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  6. Mandalynn says:

    The red Panda is so cute! I could hug it!
    Awe little C is adorable!! I used to want curly hair when I was younger then realized God had made me with straight hair and I should be thankful for it. Emma is cute, but I’m biased as I think Joyful is the most adorable little girl in the universe. Baby feet are cute.
    I would say your mom and you look pretty much alike. The movie you sent me though, of you wearing earrings, is when you looked most like her.

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  7. Olivia Bell says:

    This was cool! I think you look kinda like your mom, maybe a little? Your little sister is SO cute, her hair is so curly! Oh, I absolutely LOVE bagpipes, what about you? I’m actually part Scottish so of course I’d love to visit there. 😉 And of course I love sunshine, haha!

    I need a pet red panda…. 😛

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