In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy.
Our daughter is now 9 years old and I believe we saw her passion for animals before she was even 3 years old. You could sit her on the couch with a big animal reference book and she would sit still for over a half hour turning the pages one at a time and studying all the pictures! There is little doubt that animals will play a part in her life. She will either work with them, farm with them, play with them or who knows what. It is something special though to see her around animals. Her blue eyes just sparkle!
Knowing this about her, we do try to center some of our activities around animals. One of her favorite trips is going to Florida. Sea World is always a big hit and this last time we went we to Florida we included a trip to Gator Land.
Just being able to cater field trips and extra learning opportunities to fit her interests is one of the beauties of being a homeschool family. We did the same for older brothers, of course!! (just don't have digital pictures from back when they were little!LOL)
Here are some of our Florida pictures with some of her favorite creatures...
She spent quite a bit of time talking to this guy and his friends. He paid attention to her, but that might have had more to do with the fish in her hands!
There really isn't a better way to make friends with an animal then feeding it. Here she is feeding the sting rays.
I think dogs rank up in her top 5 favorites and she was happy to meet this one.
It was really nice of this trainer to take some time to pose with her. She has this picture enlarged ready to hang in her room.
Here he is at work.
Again....food is a great way to meet animals. A few minutes later she had more then a dozen on her!
She was thrilled that they had a little gator for her to pet.
At Gator Land they had many, many beautiful birds and I made a point to take lots of pictures. I knew we were going to be working on Zoology 1. :)
His mouth is taped and yes, he is real!!
Now one last picture of one of her favorite Florida Creatures.......