There isn't much to do on a lazy fall afternoon. I should be doing my laundry (my kids think the laundry fairy does it, but it is her day off today), but I decided to enjoy the warm sunshine while it lasts. Yesterday, we went to the zoo with about a million other families to celebrate Columbus Day. We watched my two-year-old son watch the tiger pace his rocks waiting for his dinner. We listened to my four-year-old daughter squeal with delight when the giraffe spread his legs so wide to nibble on the grass instead of eating the leaves. Our ten-month-old was delighted she could stand toe to glass with sting rays as they glided by her. The queen six-year-old has been searching all season for a peacock (they roam freely) and FINALLY found two females this trip (thank goodness). Monkeys and bears, zebras and snakes. PHEW! I am bushed thinking all about it again.