March 13, 2007

Ft. Worth Zoo and the Smile on My Child.

Today we went to the Ft. Worth Zoo. We went with a LARGE group. Family and family and more family. We had a blast. Our morning started out by pulling out of the driveway at 6:35am. We caravaned to Ft. Worth, met up with family and ate at the Ol' South Pancake House. It was super delicious. I recommend the German Pancakes with powdered sugar and fresh lemon juice. Then on to the zoo.
The weather has been a bit on the wet side in this part of the country this week, but we had 5 hours of zoo-ing until the thunderstorms hit, so we were able to see the most favorite exhibits. The kids fed birds on the end of popsicle sticks that have bird seed on the end of them, rode the train, saw the Komodo Dragon,...
There was a moment as this 20 something crowd I was a part of today that we were spread over a block. Trying to keep up with the group ahead and not loose site of the group behind and I thought to myself, "This is alot of work for the zoo." At that very moment I looked at Jack's face which was lit up as bright as the sun because he was looking at some crazy animal, and I thought, "every moment of work was worth that face at that moment." Jack LOVES the zoo more than any child I have ever known. Through the eyes of a child.
It was a great day.

We are a couple of weeks away from the Gamma Knife Procedure for Jack. March 30th is still the date.

Spring Break has been filled with alot of fun and family. We could not ask for a better week.

Be looking for the next post on "Tammy and Jana Shoot Small Town Texas" next Monday night or Tuesday. Jana and I will shoot Buffalo Gap on Monday. We are very excited. This location is much closer to home, and very artsy and ecclectic. If you haven't been to Buffalo Gap you wont want to miss the pictures.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tammy,

Great post, and your right- you can't beat the Ft. Worth Zoo when kids need something different to do. Glad you guys got to make a day out of it.

Enjoying your photography site and still life of small towns. You have a real 'eye' for both texture and color. Keep at it!!

-Troy

Linda L. said...

I grew up in Fort Worth and some of my favorite memories have been at the zoo.....so glad your family enjoyed it, too. You are so right, that look of Jack's made all the "work" worth every minute.
The pancake place has also been around forever....next time you need to go eat at Joe T. Garcia's for another FW experience.
Blessings, Linda L.