Sunday, March 29, 2009

First trip to the Zoo!


Yesterday, we took the girls for their first trip to the zoo!  It was a fantastic day all around. The weather was a bit cool and breazy, but it was perfect long-sleeve shirt day and the girls wore their cute little sweatshirt jackets from my Aunt Paula and Uncle Dean. It was also our first trip using the choo-choo wagon besides walks around the block, so needless to say, we got A LOT of questions and comments. Sometimes made us feel like an exhibit, but I was nice and patient and so was everyone else in return. Oh, and Jeff took all of the pictures on his little camera all day so I didn't have to worry about snapping shots. I pulled the wagon instead...his back is still out of whack but he did pretty good walking around...even though it hurt a lot later. :(  The girls were AMAZING. They didn't fuss to get out...only Anna a few times when we weren't moving...and they loved riding in their wagon. I know for a fact if we would have had them in their stroller, we wouldn't have been able to stay as long as we did. I LOVE THAT WAGON! 

The girls loved the flamingos, gorillas and fish. Pretty much anything that moved a lot, they loved! 

 

Here we are trying to peek at the big Rhino!
The girls liked to wave at pretty much everything. They waved at people, animals, or just as we were pulling them along. So friendly!

When we went inside the gorilla house, this big, I MEAN BIG, silverback male gorilla, got off of his perch on a branch in the back, to come around to our side. He came right up to the window looking directly at the girls, then sat down while the girls waved to him. Pretty intimidating, but I think he liked the girls. At least I want to think he liked them. :)


We ended with the aquarium and manatee exhibit. I love the vibrant colors of tropical fish!

The girls missed their afternoon nap while we were at the zoo, so it is amazing that they were still nice, friendly little girls, but the sleepy eyes did start to come out and after leaving the gorillas, Anna picked up her blanket and tried to lay her head down on the wagon. After she decided she couldn't take a nap, she proceeded to play peek-a-boo! What a great day!
Thanks to my friend Kristen for the membership to the zoo! I foresee us using it A LOT this year!

11 comments:

Amanda said...

Omg. So cute! I'm so glad they were so good for you! Such cuties! We 4 sure need to plan a trip together soon!

Grey Family said...

You need business cards for the annoying questions! In fact, you should get a kickback from the wagon sales, ha! The trip looks fun to say the least! I can see that being a fun adventure often especially since you live sooo close!

osuapril said...

so fun. We hope to make our first zoo trip next weekend.

Harris Boys said...

they are adorable in their choo choo wagon....the boys visited the zoo today and also missed their nap....the animals kept their attention enough!

Rachael said...

what a great gift idea! it looks like you all had a really wonderful day at the zoo. that is so cool that the gorilla came over to say hi! we were supposed to go to a zoo this weekend, but it snowed. snow, really?

Hilary said...

Too cute!!! Looks like fun was had by all..love the flamingos :)

Kristen Callaway said...

I'm so happy you were able to enjoy the zoo already! It looks like EVERYONE had a lot of fun! I can't wait until I get to visit and enjoy the day with you!

Beth said...

The zoo is a fun place! We are ready to go to our zoo soon...next week I think! Averie still won't visit the gorillas...she is nervous. Maybe after seeing this post she'll be convinced! Glad you had so much fun!

SaraBelle said...

Looks like fun! We can't wait to join you there some day soon! And what a great gift idea . . . now I'm wishing I had added that to B&K's b-day list . . . hmmm. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Marie - When the otters are out and about (North America) they are a lot of fun for the kids to watch! Bethany

Tonya Winningham said...

This is too cute! How lucky are you to have such a nice day and the girls were all agreeable, too! :) Can't wait to get to go to the zoo myself! Congrats on the first outing with the cool wagon!