Saturday, we took the kids to the Great Plains Nature Center for their annual "Walk With the Wild" event. The Nature Center is a great place for taking the kids on walks and Saturday they had 20-30 animal stations set up where the kids could view native animals, birds, reptiles & insects. Some you could just look at up close like the owls, some you could touch like the craw fish and snakes. Sophia LOVES animals of all sorts, but anything that I would consider creepy really captures her attention. She's constantly asking me to google things on-line like sharks, vampire bats, and gross spiders. I avoid snakes at all cost. But Sophia was so excited to get to hold a bull snake. She didn't want to leave. I didn't want to watch. I looked away.
Yes, here she's petting it as it wraps it's body around her neck. ICK! All the kids loved the event and if I would have remembered earlier they could have participated in a fishing clinic. I guess there's always next year! Or, since we back up to a pond, maybe we just need to carve out some fishing time with Daddy!