Wednesday, March 18, 2009

zoology

Today was a warm and sunny day. Not a cloud to be had and the high was 78 F. What better way to spend the day than heading to the Nashville Zoo. We live 8 minutes from it and we're members now (thanks to Nana & Papa!). There aren't any photos of any animals on this trip except the gibbons. No, this visit was reserved for horseplay and some outdoor fun. We did see some animals, but this was about me and my boys spending quality time together having fun and being boys, ahem, and a girl. I am exhausted now though. We were there for 5 hours ~ hard.......to........swallow!

When we entered the play foam area Cameron just stood there and surveyed things. He checked out all the kids running around, some screaming, some jumping, some twirling, and he stood there like a bobble-head. Slowly, but surely little shy grins escaped the corners of his mouth and finally he went to be a kid or rather a jumping sumo wrestler if there ever was one. He started doing those butt flops again (see my 'two monkeys jumpin' on the bed post'). Parents kept calling Cameron Elmo; some kids too. I think that confused Cameron bc it only made him look around and wonder where was that Elmo.





Taking a break and watching the kids play. This is the only time you'll ever see this child sit still and "look" normal. It was my first time.

Scoping out the place to find Jose. Gritting those teeth with intensity. Where? Where? Where could he be???

A-HA! Jose, I see you! (He spotted Jose across the play yard.)

Cameron and Jose were making their way to a bigger slide than this one and ran into a little girl that told Jose 'she liked his baby'. LOL

Jose can be the kindest, most loving of brothers. But he can be a booger too.

We have a runaway Cameron. He thinks he can go anywhere Jose goes, but he so can-not!!!



These are some of the gibbons and they are active and loud. In fact, a little animal fact here is that when these things start singing they can be heard 2 miles away. They make this really intense guuuuuuuuuuuuuulp noise, but they do it over and over and over and over and over...you get my drift. They are so cute, at least to us they are, and they are the big attraction at the zoo. We came by in the evening to say goodbye to them and there they were sitting on the ground seeing us out the door. Bye-bye loud ones.

2 comments:

mainely stitching said...

Oh, Cameron is so utterly adorable with his haircut! My kids had an Elmo shirt like that, but with long sleeves. Believe it or not, the darn thing survived THREE kids: bought it for Max and finally had to throw it away when Rowen outgrew it. (Most of Elmo's face had flaked off by then!) It was always a favorite with the kids. :D

Siobhan said...

It looks like you all had a fabulous time! I love the zoo--all but the smell! ;)