5.22.2008

That Giraffe is Sad

Yesterday was a BEAUTIFUL day. In the 80's, cloudy and a little breezy. We ("Aunt" Sylvia went with us) took advantage of the nice weather and went to the zoo. The smallest zoo I have ever been to, but it was PERFECT for toddlers. Just a handful of animals, and by the time you have walked through the whole zoo, the kids are ready for it to be over anyway. It was PERFECT!

Isaac's favorite was seeing the zebra's "racing stripes". You get to see all of these animals up close, and the zebras had looked at Isaac and were grazing their way the same direction we were headed. Isaac thought for sure they were following him, and listening to everything he was telling them. Which consisted of things like "Hi racing stripes. I love your movie. I will be back to see you later Racing Stripes. I will watch your movie tomorrow. I love you Racing Stripes." Isaac was very sweet with all of the animals. Talking to them like they understood every word. He even got a little teary eyed as he told me the giraffe was sad to be in his cage, and he wanted to be in the grass with the zebras. Sweet boy!

Ainsley's favorite part was the Parrot. It kept saying "hello" and every time it talked, she would jump. She actually did really good and I think she liked all of the animals. The cages are so close to you, and not that big, so it was easy enough for her to find the animals.

After the zoo. . . and the gift shop, went to the park across the street and went for a little train ride. Another big hit!


We are a much happier family when we can spend time outside together. I am very thankful for this beautiful weather. I sure hope it sticks around for awhile.

16 comments:

Matt-Whitney said...

awwwww looks like so much fun!!! Dont worry our Nashville zoo is SO little I wish we had a nice big one. Maybe one day.

sarah said...

What a fun trip. We actually had a dose of nice weather today (after a very hot weeK). Ainsley is getting so big and I loved her little hair clip. Looks like they really had fun.

My name is Andrea said...

It is a cute zoo, isn't it? And I thought the zebras there are some of the best lookin gones...but my favorite were the kangaroos...

brianne said...

Which "little" zoo did you go to? Looks like a lot of fun! Ben would LOVE the train ride. Hopefully we can make it out there before it gets too hot!

Cuddlydoll said...

What fun and very cute pictures of your FHE in the sprinklers. What a fun activity.

Marielle

Chelsea said...

How fun to go to the zoo, esp with "aunt" sylvia! I love Isaac's conversation with Racing Stripes! :) Cute kids Brooke!!! And I am very very very proud of you for puting a picture of yourself on! Lookin good!

Hooten Family said...

Which zoo did you go to? We need to start walking. I am finished with school and back in town. Tell Sylvia I said hi and that Madyson misses her.

The Schneider Family said...

Sounds like you had a great time! They are growing so fast! I love Isaacs smile in the last picture. It is so stinking funny!

MVM said...

I updated the post to include a link to the zoo (http://www.frankbuckzoo.com/).

Collins and Ashley said...

Looks like a lot of fun! I'm sad that we missed it! Next time! We need to get together soon. Let me know when you are up for doing something!

Will & Amy said...

The Racing Stripes part cracked me up! Your kids are so cute!!

Bethanne said...

So cute...and it looks like you guys has a blast...loved the quotes too! :)

Aaron & Brittney (Dayton) Bond said...

Cute pictures! Looks like the kids had a great time. I am sure you are glad to have some nice weather. It is already getting too hot for us to go out!

Ben & Chay Fuller said...

How fun! That is so cute that he was talking to "racing stripes". I'm glad the weather is finally getting nice :)

Allison said...

Um, cute cute cute! Where in Texas are you? I'm probably going to go visit my roommate in July and she is moving to San Antonio... if you are close, it would be fun to see ya!

Shannon said...

Those are cute pics. I especially love the train. Are you guys going to the reunion?