Our recent trip to Devon had Sydney firmly resolved never to take a full-family vacation again while the kids are small, but we are, ahem, going to give it another go. Sydney thought of taking Katherine to the London Zoo while she’s enjoying a week off of nursery, but schedules and such made us decide to try going as a family tomorrow. We don’t know if we’ll be able to corral Nathaniel sufficiently for the rest of us to enjoy the sights and the ride into town (I would be tempted to just keep the oat crackers coming . . .), but all of our books and songs about animals have left us quite keen on seeing the real thing.