Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sharkarosa (2)

One of the activities at Sharkarosa is to go on a safari ride out to the larger animals that live in herds. Some we could feed by putting food into the buckets on the side. Some we were told to just view and keep our hands away from. For the most part these were cool, but not great at photos.

 Hi there! 

We ended up with a lot of photos that look like this. A kid looking on with an animal eating from a bucket.

Different kid, different animal, basically the same photo though

We saw many cool animals that didn't want to pose nicely for a photograph - zebras, deer, emu, donkey, zorse, zedonk, alpaca, and sheep just to name a few.

They all live in large areas and some didn't even approach the trailer with the food so I'm sure they are well fed. There was one escapee who followed us out the gate, but we were able to watch them round it up and lure it back into the correct enclosure without any physical force and only minimal human contact which impressed me.

Monday, August 22, 2016


We heard about Sharkarosa from friends and decided to visit. This is an animal rescue/sanctuary that is open for tours, educational groups, etc. We started with the petting zoo.

Hi goats!

I like that the goats not only had things to climb on, but places to hide if they wanted to avoid people. These were clearly well cared for and loved. The workers knew all of their names and most of the goats answered to their names.

Tomorrow I will write about going on the safari ride to see some of the other animals.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Music Camp

The kids attended a week long music camp. The group had kids who were new to music and some who were experienced. They learned songs to sing, percussion instruments, guitar, and piano. For the final "concert" they each performed on one instrument. Both of ours were on guitar.

Sweet Son

Sweet Daughter
She went on to take a year of guitar lessons after this. I think the main reason she chose guitar was a crush on one of the guitar teachers, but his wife didn't seem to mind. Sweet Daughter was happy and now she can play many songs.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Tale of Two Beds, part 37

Ok, so we have tried everything to get these kids to sleep on a bed. They have done everything to avoid that. Here is part 37 in A Tale of Two Beds. I always debate what to tag these posts with - beds and sleep seem obvious, but gross motor and self-help skills? Only my kids would have a post about sleeping include those.

Poor boy has to sleep on the floor. If only he had a bed. 

Seriously? That's not how you are supposed to use a bed!

Ok, now they are clearly messing with us. They moved her twin mattress into his room, remade the bed with sheets and blankets, and then he crawled under his bed and they both fell asleep.

Why sleep in a dark room on a soft bed when you could sleep in a doorway with a bright light shining in your face?

Hah! He's not even asleep this time.

Once again, here are the links to the previous tales. Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Frustration, Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11, Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25, Part 26, Part 27, Part 28, Part 29, Part 30, Part 31, Part 32, Part 33, Part 34, Part 35, Part 36.