Over the weekend we took Logan to the Zoo for the first time. It was really fun, and he loved getting to see all the animals. The place we went was the Austin Zoo and animal sanctuary which is more of an educational facility that rescues all sorts of animals both domestic and exotic from unhappy situations. It is so nice to see these animals being cared for in a place that can teach us about who they are and what happened to them. One, the large pig that you will see below, was a 4H project that the young girl could not stand to send to the slaughter house, so she donated him to the zoo and continues to make yearly donations for his care. What a great story! It was a cold day so we didn't get to see all the animals, but it got us out and about as a family and was a great way to spend the day! We are really loving the chance to get to see more of Austin and introduce Logan to new adventures!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend and I hope you enjoy the pictures from our day.
|Logan's Favorite! Monkeys!!|
|wolves in the background|
Cute boy up front ;)
|former 4H pig|
|Dada and the Peacock|
|Just finished feeding the goats|
Recipe of the Day:
Homemade Play Dough
This is a great, easy recipe that you can color any way you like, you can add scents to it with spices or extracts and you don't have to worry about your little one putting a little in their mouth as it is all basic cooking ingredients and nothing that could hurt them. It makes a nice big batch, big enough to share or to portion out to make different colors.
2 C Flour
1 C Salt
1 tsp Cream of Tartar
2 T oil
1 tsp food coloring (or divided out if you want to make a few colors)
2 C water
Mix in saucepan and cook over medium heat until dough leaves sides of pan. If making separate colors, leave the food coloring out, then during the next step (the kneading) separate into desired amount of colors, add color to each and knead color in while kneading dough.
Remove and knead for a few minutes.
Store in Air tight container (zip lock baggie works fine)
Have a great day & Happy Baking