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My parents wanted to take the olders boys, Asher and Aidan, for a sleepover at their place.  Ellery was actually more than happy to not go.  He hasn’t had much one-on-one time with me, and I guess he was really looking forward to his ‘special day’, as we called it.

He got to decide where we went (zoo), what we did (see the polar bears, racoon dogs, warthogs, animal friends show, crocodile, splash safari, and ride on the carousel), and where were ate for dinner (KFC).

Riding on a manatee

Riding on a manatee

And was he mighty happy or what?

He’d say every now and again, “It’s just you and me, right Mummy?”

I think I need to bring him out alone again soon, before baby comes.

Happy as ever

Happy as ever

Anyway we saw some very interesting things at the zoo.  One of the raccoon dogs gave birth to a teeny tiny baby and we got to see the little baby clinging on to its mummy.  All the raccoon dogs had gathered around one of them, and were licking at something.  Then one of the children there yelled out, “There’s a baby!!”  We strained our eyes to catch a glimpse of it.  It was quite difficult when the raccoon dogs were crowding around, but when they left we saw it!  Not more than 2-3 inches long with black skin, the baby was so small and shivering from the cold.  What an absolute treat to have seen the baby!

The crocodile feeding was also quite interesting.  One of the little crocodiles was so greedy.  It grabbed hold of a huge piece of meat and then swam to a corner to protect it from the other little crocodiles.  It held the meat in the corner, out of reach of the others.  I thought it would eat it up, but it didn’t.  It was just hoarding!

Greedy little croc

Greedy little croc

Anyhoo, it was very cute to see Ellery tucking into a hamburger with gusto, holding it the proper way.  The day was peppered with “I love you, Mummy”, and the last thing he said that day was, “I’m sleepy”, and fell asleep on the car ride home.

Ah, my sweet boy :)

Nom nom nom

Nom nom nom

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