We started the school year off with a trip to the zoo. We fed the Lorikeets while we were there, and Maddi is STILL talking about the birds sitting on her shoulders and playing in her hair. When we first stepped into the bird oasis, we were rushed by a swarm of hungry little friends. When one started nibbling on Maddi's chunky little fingers, I was sure she'd want to leave, but instead she turned toward the little bird and said in her sweetest little southern-mommy voice, "Oh baby, you hungry? Come here. I feed you." I live for little moments like these.