Monday, May 19, 2008

Animals...they're not just for your toy ark anymore

We took Landon to the zoo on Saturday. And it blew his little mind!

The weather was perfect, it was cool, there was a breeze. We started by looking at some meercats, and from there went to the cheetahs - the sign said something about maned dogs...but they looked like cheetahs. At which point Landon was all. "What the heck is going on here?"

Next up were the giraffes. Which he didn't quite recognize from anything we have at home.

But then, he spotted the elephants.

It was bear day. And they only had like 2 bears. One of whom was sitting up against a tree like a human in a bear suit.

And there was this lion, who was totally up for everyone to get a close up.

He survived the whole thing with minimal fits. When we could tell we weren't going to be able to control his fits anymore with bribes of new things to see, we headed back to the car.

He stopped to talk to the koi.

And we caught the sea lions on the way out.

When Joshua was this size we took him to the zoo, and he was totally only interested in the pigeons. We couldn't even hardly get him to glance in the general direction of the elephants. So I had very little hope for this adventure, but it went much better than expected. Stay tuned this week for goat petting adventures in the petting zoo and lion riding on the carousel.

**A special bonus I did not expect was that the bathroom stalls each had a picture of the front of an animal on the door. And when you sat down, you were looking at that animals behind!


nonsoccermom said...

I didn't realize they had gotten a new male lion at the zoo. We have an annual membership, but I don't think we're going to get our money's worth this year. At any rate, this reminded me that I really do love the zoo, maybe we will try to go soon!!

Landon just gets cuter and cuter.

Anonymous said...


Was Josh ever that little?


Aunt Becky said...

He reminds me so much of Alex. It's such a sweet age, isn't it?