Brent and I took the kids to the zoo yesterday. I have to say that all twelve of them behaved wonderfully, which is what determines how good of a time I have. I mean really think about it, if you took a tiny one with Down Syndrome, 4 kids who have autism, 2 kids with RAD, 1 child with MRDD, 1 child with RAD and Autism, and 3 typical children all to the zoo wouldn't your "rating" of the trip depend on how they acted??? lol
We saw some really neat stuff there though. I think that the cutest was definitely the tiny baby gorilla behind the glass with its caretaker. She brought it right up to the glass so people could see too! We also saw the polar bears for the first time since they joined the zoo. We saw some strange little animals being walked on a leash. A chocolate lab named "Charlie" came to see the kids while I was resting with the four youngest ones. All the other animals were great too, but those were definitely the highlights!
Today everyone has just lounged around. Dayton actually told me a little while ago that besides going to church "sleeping" was the thing he wants to do most. Church can't happen tonight, so he is gladly headed to bed. They slept till after 10am, watched tv, played quietly, and all look sleepy. Julianne took a nap and didn't want to get back up for dinner. I got her up and cuddled her, but she was going to use me to cuddle her back to sleep. I put her on the couch with Dayton and Jose thinking that she would stay awake better that way. I went back to find her curled sweetly on Dayton's lap and sound asleep. I love this crew!