Sunday, March 13, 2011

We've been to the Zoo!

Ken was able to take a random day off last week so we packed up last minute and headed to the zoo. It was a little cold when we got there, but it turned out to be a perfect temperature and a perfect day to go! It was very empty and quiet, so we got a good look at a lot of animals.
I think Abe was trying to look happy, he just didn't quite get there. He did love looking at the bees though!In the aviary, Abraham found that if he sat still on this bench then several birds would walk right in front of him. He was fascinated with this up close look at the animals. We spent a lot of time looking at the gorillas. They were so close and were just fascinating. I think Tyler's favorite were the elephants. They walked right in front of us. Tyler just kept pointing to them and grunting at us, in case we didn't notice the massive animal standing there.Everyone has been to the zoo, so I won't bore you with a bunch of animal pictures, but I wanted to post this one. The giraffes, ostriches, and zebras were all just hanging out together. Not only were they very close to us, but they were just mingling among each other. It was really neat. The zoo here is divided into 2 parts and it is a pretty good walk to see everything. By the time we were ready to go home we were all tired. Some more than others, I guess. Although if I'm being honest, if I'd been sitting in a stroller with a water bottle and shade, I'd probably have fallen asleep pretty darn quickly myself.
This is one of the only times I've thought my kids looked alike. I see more resemblance in them in this picture than I've ever seen before. It must be their eyes and personalities that make them so different to me and this picture elimanates both of those.

We had a great day and it was so fun to take a little trip together as a family.


Tucker Mom said...

Glad you got to go. Looks like a fun time.

Sandy said...

I love it when the gorillas are close like that - it has only happened a couple of times for me, but they really are amazing animals! The picture of the giraffes, ostriches and zebras together is being on a safari!

Brenda said...

We haven't been to the zoo in forever...maybe soon. Glad you could enjoy a day off!

Amy M said...

A much deserved break for everyone! So glad you had fun.

Charlotte said...

Looks like a lot of fun. We love going to the zoo. I'm glad you guys found some time for family fun!