Friday, May 22, 2009

A Day Out

            In between the sink not working and waiting for the plumber, I took the kids to the National Zoo with Honey's Auntie S and Uncle J.  We had been trying to do this for a long time, so I did not want to cancel.  The kids had a great time with them.  It was a lot of fun.  We did not see as much as we normally would since we had to get back to meet up with the plumber, but the kids had a nice time with Auntie and Uncle and that's all that really matters.  Here are some of the creatures we saw.
Lioness, Lion and tortoise.

Prairie Dog
Auntie S and Uncle J with kids.
         After seeing all those strange and magnificent creatures I am reminded of one of my favorite songs, and favorite books too,  All Things Bright and Beautiful.
Maker of Heaven and Earth ( All things Bright and Beautiful)  by Cecil Frances Alexander 

 All things bright and beautiful, 
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

Each little flower that opens, 
Each little bird that sings,
He made their glowing colours,
He made their tiny wings.

The rich man in his castle,
The poor man at his gate,
God made them, high or lowly,
And ordered their estate. 

The purple-headed mountain,
The river running by,
The sunset, and the morning,
That brightens up the sky; 

The cold wind in the winter,
The pleasant summer sun,
The ripe fruits in the garden,
He made them every one.

The tall trees in the greenwood,
The meadows where we play,
The rushes by the water,
We gather every day;--

He gave us eyes to see them,
And lips that we might tell,
How great is God Almighty,
Who has made all things well. 

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