With Lucy really loving animals, and the ice and snow FINALLY melting away, I set out to take the kids to the Fort Worth Stock Show on its last open day. We went to the FFA Barn and saw pigs, goats, chickens, etc. and then went on to the petting zoo near the midway to get up close with more goats, bunnies, and even llamas. Ethan didn't want to come in at first--he's not that keen on animals. But then he saw the llamas in a pen, and decided it would be okay. Lucy didn't pet anything, but was completely unphased by goats coming right up to her. She just smiled.
One great perk to our admission to the stock show was free entry to the science museum, so we spent quite a bit of time in there, playing and exploring. Both kids found tons of fun things to get involved in. We probably need to renew our family membership.