Friday, November 27, 2009

Pictures of my day...

Today was all about the kids.. no sewing.. no cooking (except breakfast)... nothing but fun. We loaded up our bikes.. drove to the Zoo downtown.. and spent all day. My legs are killing me.. probably won't be able to walk up the stairs to bed tonight. lol

Here is my oldest.. looking at the turtles.. getting ready to head into the Zoo.

I won't share all my pictures.. cuz I took quite a few.. but here are a few. Here is the Elephant..

And here are a couple monkeys.. er.. ah.. I mean, my two boys giving me their "hurry up and take the picture" smiles.

Here is my youngest.. the gagger.. he can't handle smells AT ALL!!.. needless to say, he couldn't go into the petting zoo.

And this is Fast Eddie... you can't tell from the picture.. but he was running!! lol

Time for a snack.. we packed apples and lil cutie oranges in the bag. Yummy. Then we were back on the bikes and rolling.

My personal favorite.. the giraffes.. I could spend all day watching them.

Hugging the Komodo Dragon.. ok.. this is the statue. The real Komodo Dragon is behind the glass. But looks real doesn't it?!

And the orangutans.. I love this picture.. it turned out great. They were so funny - we had fun watching them.

The exhibit had this bag "Daddy".. plus two women.. and one baby. He was adorable. And it really looked like the baby wanted to jump up to play with all the kids watching him. He kept putting his hand up towards the kids. I couldn't get a good picture of that though.

And.. when we returned home - "Buddy" had arrived. He comes to our house the day after Thanksgiving.. and he stays until Christmas. He flies back to the North Pole each night to report to Santa. And every morning.. he's in a new perch.
You can talk to him.. but he's not allowed to talk to you. The kids use him as a confessional.. it's pretty funny. They also occasionally tattle on the other one. Buddy is going to be a busy little elf the next few weeks.
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Valerie said...

This is so cute. I may have to do this one for my Grandbabies.

Krystal said...

Did you know if you spit into that pond in the very front where the turtles are, the fish will come up and eat your spit!!!

Ya, I know sooo dirty and wrong, but very amusing!!!

Looks like you had a great day!

SueWis said...

How fun! I remember when my boys were that age and all the fun we had. :)

You can barely see Eddie, he's moving so fast.

My favs are the giraffes, too. Looks like you had a great day!

Needled Mom said...

Sounds like a great day for the kiddos.

I got the "Elf on a Shelf" with the books for my grand kids a few years back. They love to find him each day.

Maria said...

What a wonderful day out with the boys.I have always loved going to the zoo. We have a beautiful one in Perth WA.
I just love the "Elf" idea. Is it a American practise as Needled Mom said they do it too??

Heidi said...

If you go to you will see him. It has been a super fun tradition with my kids.

Bobbi said...

why didnt we ever do the zoo on my trips to phx? how FUN!