February 27 07

when my family visits, we do two things. we shop. and we eat. and this leaves little time for anything else. well, other than sitting around and watching good quality tv….like the movie RV. that my kids watched, not once, but twice, this weekend.

we decided to change this. and on sunday, we went to Reptilia.

It is this indoor reptile zoo. there were snakes…from garden snakes to giant pythons. there were crocodiles and iguanas. frogs and turtles. Isabella took a liking to a giant soft-shell turtle.

and the snakes. she loved ‘em. she’d go right up to the glass and say “hi nake!” at the top of her lungs and break out in a fit of giggles when the snakes would move. no fear, this child.

they went to a show where they got to touch some snakes. and they all did it. even me! unfortunately, i was able to snap exactly three photos the entire time there…because my batteries died. i was NOT a happy camper. but they were, so it was okay..

there were only two mishaps.

josh walked out of the gift shop with a giant lizard egg toy. and we hadn’t paid for it. and we didn’t find out until we got home. i was happy that he stole a $3.49 toy and not something that was, like, say $80. but i’m not happy that he just walked out with it. i actually don’t even think he realized he was doing it. he was holding it and put it in his pocket when he went to pet the snake that was coming by and i guess he – and we – didn’t realize.


as we waked past one of the snake exhibits…we noticed something giant and white and furry and dead in with it. no, it wasn’t a rat or a mouse. it was a RABBIT. a giant rabbit. for the snake. to freakin’ eat. all the kids were walking by all “mommy, what is that??!!” and the moms were all “honey, keep walking before mommy throws up!” can i get a collective ew! good times, i tell you. good times.




  1. That place looks awesome! I’m SO going there soon.


    Comment by SciFi Dad on February 27, 2007
  2. just the thought of going into a place like that has me shedding my skin of comfortability. ICKYYY!!!!!


    Comment by Iris on February 27, 2007
  3. Sounds like a really cool place…how did you feel about it?


    Comment by Multi-tasking Mommy on February 27, 2007
  4. Sounds like a great time! Adorable pics! :D


    Comment by Stacie on February 27, 2007
  5. Cute pics. My boyfriend would like that place.
    The rabbit, however, would have been it. I’d have passed out cold. dead.


    Comment by Aimee on February 27, 2007
  6. Oh! Poor bunny! I have to check this place out! I love snakes!


    Comment by haley-o on February 27, 2007
  7. I would have loved that…I love snakesssssssssssssssssssssss


    Comment by Janet a.k.a Wonder Mom on February 27, 2007
  8. Serious EWW! Could we wait to feed cute little bunnies (especially this close to Easter)to snakes until…I don’t know….maybe there weren’t so many children around?? Or…even their mommies??? LOLOLOL


    Comment by Anna on February 27, 2007
  9. awww that pic of the sistas together is so darn cute!snakes are cool.when i was little i used to play with garter snakes(garden snakes)and catch tadpoles and frogs from the ditch.and sometimes even toads and tree frogs.sounds like a cool place to go.


    Comment by LAVENDULA on February 28, 2007
  10. Our son would love that place! I don’t know if I could handle the rabbit thing though…?


    Comment by Fenicle on February 28, 2007
  11. I JUST SPIT UP MY BREAKFAST!! That’s disgusting! Poor rabbit!


    Comment by Waya on February 28, 2007
  12. A very wise friend’s little guy swiped something from an out of town store, so she had him write an apology letter (well, narrate one) and mail his own allowance money in the amount owed to the store. It seemed to do the trick!
    Yuck, snakes eating rabbits. Barf.


    Comment by Rebecca on February 28, 2007
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