Monday, August 20, 2007

Trip to the Zoo

Saturday we took the kids to the zoo. It was a perfect zoo day - cool and overcast with small spurts of sun. For me, there is not much worse than a hot summer day at the zoo so I was thrilled with the weather! :) The kids were so excited they were bouncing off the walls. I'm not sure what their favorite parts of the day were as it has changed every time we talk about it. Kaylen loved petting the goats and Kelton loved the bird show but then, smelling bobcat pee seemed to be a highlight as well. :)

For me, I just loved watching the kids experience it all...well, not all as there is no way we could see everything in the six hours we were there. I just loved watching their faces light up with excitement. We saw the Winged Wonder exhibit which was a greenhouse type structure FULL of butterflies. They were everywhere! Several times Dakota and I both had hitchhikers on us which never failed to elicit laughter from the kids.

It was a really great day and kind of took out mind off the fact that this was the last carefree Saturday until winter break. Hard to believe that both Dakota and Kelton will be in school very, very soon.

Here are a few pictures to share:


Shannon said...

Looks like everyone had a blast. We had a great day at the zoo in Toronto this past weekend too. Your photos are wonderful, as always! :)

Shannon said...
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Shannon said...

I deleted that last post because I accidentally posted the same thing twice.

Brenda said...

Aaawww great pictures! Sounds like you had a great time at the zoo.

Lynilu said...

I really like the picture of Kaylen "hugging" the puppet. She is so serious about it! I love how children believe the life in puppets or stuffed animals or whatever. Adorable!

I'm noticing that in many pictures y'all had on long sleeves. How cool was it? I had 89 in the mountains today, so it is hard to imagine needing sleeves! I commented recently to a friend, however, that although it is warm, I'm feeling some fall in the air. Not sure what it is, but it just seems to be signaling a change of some sort.

Sheri said...

Great photos! So glad to see YOU enjoying yourself at the zoo, too. I felt like I was there and could hear the squeals of excitement.

Stacey said...

great pictures! we also went to the zoo this past weekend. :)

Seasonal said...

Hurray to see pics of YOU with the kids! :)

Laura said...

It looks like you all had a great time!!

Casey said...

Shannon: I loved reading about your zoo adventure, too! :)

Brenda: Thanks!

Lynilu: It was mid 60's when we arrived at the zoo and low-70's at the warmest part. Just perfect! :) Dakota and I were talking about how funny it is that the kids will interact with puppets (or anything we give a voice to) as if they are real - even if they can clearly see us holding it, moving it and speaking for it. Ah - such innocence! :)

Sheri: Yeah - I'm not big on putting up photos of myself. I'd much rather highlight D and the kids but I did really like the pics D took. Oh - and it helps that I turned the camera over to D for most of the day. :)

Stacey: Loved your pics too!

Seasonal: And you know - I was totally thinking of you when I put them up. I just knew you'd like seeing them. :)

Laura: Thanks, we did!