Monday, April 30, 2012

We went to the zoo. . .

And a mighty fine time we had there.  It was perfect weather.  Just enough cloud cover to keep it cool, but not enough to rain.  It was a nice break from the norm.  Now, I saw many, many picture worthy things while there.  I had been sure to pack the camera with all the myriad other junk I had to bring, but when aforementioned photo ops presented themselves, I dug in my bag for my camera and came up empty.  Alas!  I imagined the camera sitting at home on the table NEXT to where the aforementioned myriad pile of junk had been.  I spent most of the day kicking my hind end wishing I had my camera and thinking of the blogging opportunities I was missing.  Argh!

We saw and heard much.  Ate many a PBJ and apples and chips, and downed the water.  We saw animals of all kinds, shapes, and sizes.  Some I didn't even know existed.  It was a good day. 

Calvin, being the tiger-loving boy that he is, begged for an opportunity to see the tigers, so, hot and tired as we were, we decided to head to the house of big, wild cats on our way out. 

That's when I found my camera.  

Better late than never though, eh? 

Can you see the excitement in his posed little fingers?  He's ecstatic to be in a picture with a live tiger.  (can you see it?  I haven't had the heart to tell him yet that it's a very small tiger.)
 And this is the one meant for printing and hanging on his bedroom wall.

 Dev was happy to be there, as usual.

 Iggy was taking a ride on our pack mule (We call her Mom.)
(By the way--Bogey was zonked out in the stroller at this point and missed the photo op.  He still doesn't believe that this zoo has tigers)

 Our new pet (just kidding--it's just a statue)

Dev took this one of the cheetah.  I was proud of her.  A lot of the times while we were looking at a certain animal, she knew all these random facts about it ("a rhinocerous has poor vision, so it relies on its sense of smell when charging" "an elephants ears is the shape of Africa" "a cheetah can only run speeds up to 60 miles an hour for a short span of time.").  Apparently all those animal atlas books and movies are paying off.  
If you come visit me, I'll take you to the zoo.  And THIS TIME I'll make sure to bring my camera (or find it a long time before we are about to leave!)


Luanne Hardy said...

I LOVE going to the zoo. It's one of my favorite activities. I'm glad you guys went and had fun. I'm also glad that Calvin got to see the tigers. I used to ask for one every Christmas. He's lucky he has Tiger.

Creating Sarah said...

I want to go to the zoo with you! You're my favorite person to go to the zoo with. Remember when we went while it was raining? That was fun.

I love you and your kids so much! I miss you too!

Suzi Hardy said...

Yah I'll come and go to the zoo with you and I'll bring my camera too. That will be a great time. Zoos are cool.