Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgiving Break-the beginning

On Saturday we ventured out to Yellow River Game Ranch since there was no Georgia game (Wahooo! almost done). I'm sorry, did I say that out loud? Over it and not just because the Dawgs have had a rough season.
We saw lions, and buffalo, and bears. Oh my.
Anna thankfully didn't throw Carly to the bears. Just grapes.
Feeding the bunnies.
These donkeys were aggressive. Kicking the fence and each other out of the way! Also, I have discovered how to make Justin laugh really hard by doing my donkey noise. I may or may not do it at Thanksgiving.
And, the buffalo. Justin decided he could just feed the buffalo through the slats of the fence rather than the PVC pipe provided. So, we got to see what a buffalo tongue looks like! Only wish I could've captured it on camera. And, bragging rights to who can tell me what the Indians used buffalo tongue for.

The deer are really the reason to go to YRGR. They are usually roaming around and will come right up to you for a bite to eat. Well, it is mating season and so, the bucks are corralled together and not too happy about it! There was a little antler locking going on and I don't think it was over our okra.
Below is where General Lee Bauregard lives, the groundhog that predicts our weather every February 2nd. Very stately, don't you think?

The very last animal we saw was this sweet doe. Anna loved her and keeps talking about her. Right on cue when we were getting ready to leave, this doe went and laid down..."ni-ni, deer".

And, we made paper chains to count down til Santa arrives.
I had no idea how much fun he would have making these things and putting it together. He has already asked to do it again next year! Of course now my holiday shopping is on. the. clock. Or should I say chain?
Just a cute picture of Anna WITHOUT her ballerina shirt on! Nice to see her in something different.
This is how most mornings go. I make her a breakfast of her own. She doesn't eat it. Twenty minutes later, she is on my lap eating most of MY breakfast and I wouldn't trade these moments for the world. We head to Charlotte in the morning for Thanksgiving! Hope you and your have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


Pa said...

A buffalo tongue... let me see. How about using it for a pillow? No, Indians are smarter than that. OK, maybe they used it as sandpaper. No, only cat tongues are that rough. I've got it! They used it as a fly swatter! Brice and Anna's Pa is so smart!

Jennifer said...

Yes, Pa!!! You are correct as well as baby shoes! We googled it while in Charlotte!

Kelly said...

Does Justin not remember our Nana/Nanny getting sneezed on by a Buffalo? :-) Ha! I sure do.