Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Animals & Zoo

The day before the girls left for home, we took them to a SA treasure: the zoo. {Last time} we took Jared to the Zoo, he was just getting into seeing the animals around him. We figured that since he LOVES to make animals noises, his enjoyment level would increase this next time around. We were right.

Since Greg was gone most of their visit, we convinced him to take the day off and come too (it's not like we see them once or twice a year or anything like that). The morning of the visit, we kept reminding the kids that we are going to see animals at the zoo. Jared, being the talker he is now, expressed his excitement by running towards the door shouting 'amals' and 'zoo.' Apparently, he was excited.

Monday was the best day to go because Spring Break was officially over and the crowds were non-existent. The kids enjoyed the especially for Toddlers area; they were able to get up close to some fishes, go fishing, and Jared even attempted to be a Prairie Dog.

Afterward they were able to run around in the play area. Jared loved chasing the ducks, staring down a tortoise older than our whole group put together, screaming at the flamingos, roaring at the Lions, and getting all kinds of excited about the elephants and alligators.

It was really nice to see him so excited about the Zoo because we decided that was where we'd get our season passes this year. We figured it was the place that Jared would be able to enjoy the most at his age. So--- if you're in the SA area--- every time we go to the Zoo we get five guests in for free and we get to enter the park a full hour and a half early. If you feel like enjoying the zoo with us... There's other things too, but hopefully, the kids and I will be able to make a few trips there before the heat of the day and enjoy the animals.

Since then, Jared frequently asks about the 'amals' so I think there's a few zoo trips in our future.

NOTE: Check out the WAY passed out Belle in the pictures by the elephants--- so cute!


  1. Oh how fun! I can't wait til Parker gets old enough to appreciate them too!

  2. Looks like a blast! I can't wait to take my kids to the zoo too!

  3. I tried to check this out yesterday, but for some reason it said your slideshow was empty. Weird. And, then, when you commented on my blog, it reminded me that I still hadn't seen the pictures.

    Anyway, the the pictures are way cute and so is Belle! It looks like you had a ton of fun.

  4. Looks like all y'all had a good time!

  5. Looking forward to going to the zoo with you the next time we come!



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