Sunday, June 21, 2015

Animal Camp

This past week I got to be Emma's aid while the kiddos attend a three day animal camp on a teacher at Emma's school farm.  I took my two kiddos and my nephew as well.  We had a great three days, well one day Daniel was the helper while I worked.  It was fun getting to experience all the cool animals and get to watch the kids have so much fun.  I was there to help the camp staff and Emma as needed.  Emma and Taylor found their love of animals and Taylor found his love of creek play.  I enjoyed learning about all kinds of animals and exploring the creek as well.  Well, besides the lizard I accidentally touched when flipping rocks for my nephew to find craw daddies:)  I may have squealed really loudly then.  Anyway, check out some of the fun we had during the camp.
My animal crew for the three days.  So much fun being apart of their fun week.
 How often do you get to get that close to a wallaby?  
 Austin and Roscoe hanging out.
 Taylor liked the little donkeys  
 hanging with the animals
 No these are not llamas wearing red pajamas they are actually alpacas.  
 Billy Goat Gruff
 chasing cousins:)  
 The tire swing was a big hit all three days!!
 learning to care for the animals

 helping serve dinner before leaving each day was so cool  

 Me and the lemur who hangs out in their kitchen.  

 Treble the singing dog was so cool!  He is a wild dog but he will let you pet him and he sang for us one day.  

 The animal guard dog Lilly, she keeps an eye on all the animals 

 Creek time with his girl friend of the week:) She is a much older lady too:)  They were so cute all week.  
 The creek was not Emma's favorite part of the day, it was hard for her to get down and up from the creek.  I did help carry her some.  Also it is scary for her to be walking on slick stones and in the water.  However, by day three she was a little more into the creek and even sat in the water to look under rocks with us.  Big steps for her.  
 Hudson loved creek time.  He can catch almost anything he found.  I enjoyed helping him look under rocks on the last day.  We found a salamander and a few craw daddies.  

 At the end of day three they got to choose an animal for a picture.  Taylor wanted a chicken, it took three workers and a few scratches to Mrs. Armstrong, but he got his pic with the chicken!

 Emma wanted a bunny, she wasn't so sure about holding it all by herself.  
 Patrick the baby goat!

We really had a lot of fun.  It was hot, but the farm is mostly shaded by trees and we went in to the house as needed.  The creek was cool and the water felt so good after a fun morning of meeting animals and learning all about them.  Thanks Armstrong Animal Adventures for a great three day camp.  We look forward to next year already!!  I am also thankful for allowing me to stay and help Emma have a good and safe experience.  She loves when she gets to be included in fun things like this.  Many memories were made, lots of sweat was sweated and we all went home tired and happy.  Win Win for all!!

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