Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Zoo

The boys got to go to the zoo today!  This is the third trip to the zoo that Aunt Pat and I have planned, and the first one to have actually work out!  This time, we went for a weekday (Pat even took a day off work!) and we were actually able to find parking!  The boys are really into identifying animals and their sounds, so I was excited to see their reactions to the actual animals today.  We’ve talked for days about going to the “zoo, zoo, zoo” and about the animals we would get to see.
The day was overcast and a nice, comfortable temperature.  It worked out to be a fantastic day to spend outside.  DSCF4463
We got to see so many exciting animals: elephants, lots of birds, fish, monkeys, lions, bears, giraffes, etc.  I loved watching the boys take it all in.  
We took a little break to eat lunch.  I knew our time would be slim after lunch, since they would be due for a nap.  DSCF4469
We headed out to find the Children’s Zoo with the petting zoo.  The petting zoo (goats) ended up being the BEST exhibit for the twins.  Nathan was ecstatic to run around and pet/brush goats.  It was a perfect replay of the Livestock Show for him.   DSCF4479
I’ll help you clean up…DSCF4487DSCF4493DSCF4499      
Logan was very hesitant, again.  He cried and resisted being put down for a while, but I was convinced he would warm up to it.  I was right!  When he discovered that he could hold a brush and use it to touch the goats, he was fine… and funny!  He has a group a ladies stop watching their own kids to watch him… and laugh at his ways. 
Not happy about this!DSCF4486
A brush makes thing better.DSCF4504
2 brushes makes things GREAT!DSCF4510
I’ll help clean, too.DSCF4489

When we left the zoo, we headed straight to Mamaw’s house.  Naps didn’t really happen in the car as I had hoped.  They maybe got about 15 minutes of sleep.  Anyway, we usually meet up with Mamaw and some other friends on Wednesday nights to eat before church.  (More on that in a future post)  We had a little time to kill when we arrived at Mamaw’s, so we spent some time in her garden.  Mamaw let the boys pick a squash, some black-eyed peas, and some tomatoes. 
There’s 1 beautiful yellow squash in that basket.DSCF4518
Pick a pea?  Huh? DSCF4521 

We didn’t make it to church tonight.  Supper took too long, and the boys were losing control after such a long day and practically no nap.  We came home and rushed to the bath.  Some of us rushed a little faster than others.  In fact, one of us couldn’t wait to get his clothes off before he leaped in.  Luckily, I got his shoes off before his feet slid in behind him. :-)  Oh, Logan, you are so silly!DSCF4536

There are no words for how much fun the boys are at this age.  They are learning so much and are just intrigued with the smallest things.  I am in awe of them and their silly ways!  What a great, full, exhausting day!!

1 comment:

Amber said...

Looks like such a fun day! We've been to the zoo once with some friends. I'm hoping Aaron can go with us the next time. It's so neat to see their excitement!