the other day i took the scott man to the zoo. yes, its winter. but its open and i have a seasons pass so we made the venture. and i'm so glad we did. scott loved being outside running around. and i loved the fabulous nap he took when we got home!
i have to say i think i liked the zoo more in the winter than at normal times of the year. for one, there are a LOT less people. two, you don't have to walk around in the smoldering heat looking at sad, heat stroked animals. and three, you kind of feel like you're really out in the wild with all the snow and the dead trees and the icy water and the brisk winter air... its pretty cool. (this was a random pic i took to try to capture that "out in the wild" feel.)
i usually don't write too much on this blog - its more about the pictures and little blurbs - but i have to say that i've been thinking a lot lately about how everything has turned out. of course having our miscarriage a year ago was extremely difficult. but i think about scott and his personality and i think it is a real blessing that he is older when this second little kid is entering our family. i think he needed to be a little bit more mature to be able to get what was going on and be able to share his parents with his sister. i'm not expecting the transition to be perfect. i'm sure we all have a lot to learn. but it strengthens my testimony of God's plan for all of us and how he knows us better than we know ourselves.
the trick is... remembering that during our next big trial. :)