SJ on the Move

Sunday, October 08, 2006

RolandsEcke - the WildPark

Sunday was a beautiful day in Bonn. So, we decided to take the advice of one of the moms in SJ's English language playgroup and take the train to RolandsEcke to the WildPark there.

We were told the WildPark was like a petting zoo, but it was actually quite different. It is basically a really large nature preserve, with about a 2 mile hiking path over fairly hilly and pretty rugged terrain. Not exactly the easiest of adventures with a stroller.

But, it was still a lot of fun. Much to SJ's delight, they had a playground with a giant slide that she could go down with her Mom.

SJ was definitely very interested in the animals, but got a little spooked by the prospect of actually feeding them. She would put some food out for the animals, but then recoil when they actually got near.

The most humorous event of the day, however, came after visiting the pony pen. After seeing the ponies bending over and eating grass, SJ decided that she wanted to pretend she was a pony.

So, she did what ponies do. She walked along on all fours and ate grass. We tried to stop her, but she was having a great time doing it. Sometimes I guess you have to let kids be kids.


At 10:40 PM, Blogger Ruthie said...

This picture was hilarious! I wonder if we have a vegetarian in the family. :)

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Jill said...

No vegetarian here. SJ has really taken to all kinds of meat since her time in Germany, especially little "Geflugelwusrt" which is like bologna made from poultry. She even asks for "more meat!" It's pretty cute.

At 10:03 AM, Blogger Jill said...

SJ is so funny! Caleb likes to pretend he's a dog and likes the floor and furniture, just like Sherlock does. It's incredibly disgusting, but kids have a mind of their own. We just keep telling him it's yucky and he should pretend to be a dog by barking and such, not licking, and try not to worry too much about the stuff he does lick up when we can't stop him in time.


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