August 9, 2010


Dear Carter,
Your mommy just does not like to be at home during the day anymore. I love being out in the bright sunshine. It clears my mind. It makes me feel like I can breathe, and it makes me feel closer to you.
Last week, I took Mikey and Jovie to the Tracy Aviary. We had heard that this place really wasn't all that cool, but decided that since we had a free pass that it was worth a shot. Your brother and sister LOVED it. You know how they are when it comes to wildlife though, they are ALWAYS interested in animals.
Here's Jovie trying to show us how a bird flies through the air. Notice that she's carrying her trusty map....this place wasn't quite big enough to really worry about getting lost, but just like Dora, Jovie must see where we're going. Check it out! I'm getting a little better with my photography skills. I've been practicing a lot, and it's quickly becoming more of an obsession than a hobby. Even Jovie's a pretty good photographer!

Can't you tell that they really love this place?!

We saw all kinds of birds, learned about them, and even got to touch a couple of their eggs. One of Jovie's dreams for this trip was to see a real live Peacock (it's her favorite bird, you know). Her dream came true, but she was VERY disappointed that it wouldn't open it's tail for her.

We saw quite a few butterflies while we were on the trails. I tried to catch a picture of them, but they fluttered away too quickly. That's OK, we could feel you in the air with us.


ANewKindOfPerfect said...

Love this. :)

Jessica said...

You never fail to make me tear up. Beautiful post, glad the kids had fun at the Aviary, I am too afraid of birds to go there any more then I have to.

Becky said...

I love how you see Carter in the little creations of Heavenly Father. He's certainly there...

Phyllis said...

Jovie is a great photographer!! Great picture of you and Mikey!