Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Trip to the Zoo

We went to the zoo as a family on Saturday afternoon. It was great to have all of our family (including our teens who don't always participate in family outings) go with us.

Michael got restless unless we were walking around. He has the attention span of a flea, that boy! He did like the animals, each for about 5 seconds: long enough to look and then he wanted to leave.

The others loved looking at every cage and every different critter. Jared loved the tropical birds. Josh liked the croc, so Amber took his picture with it (it looks like there is no glass at all to the cage! Great pic, Am!) Amber liked it all, and she was our photographer for the day. Emily loved all of the animals, especially the Siberian Lynx and the Bald Eagle (she has been addicted to Animal Planet for about the past month, so the zoo was quite a treat!). Matt liked the Lynx and Bison.

Zoo funny: Jared told us all to come and see an Old English Bantam Rooster in the gorilla's cage; he thought it was awesome that we have an animal that is kept in the zoo! Matt went over to look and said, "And there is a big cockroach in there too!" Jared and I looked for a cockroach and couldn't see one. Then Jared figured out what Matt was talking about. "Matt, that isn't a cockroach! That's a Peacock!" He got the "cock" part right, anyway!

The train was a lot more exciting than usual! The zoo train goes over a bridge and into a pasture like area with two bison in it; there isn't a fence between the train and the bison. Usually the train goes over the track, and the bison lay down and watch the train go by. When our train went over the track on Saturday one of the bison got up and came RIGHT OVER TO THE TRAIN! I could have reached out and petted it, it was so close! Nothing happened, it just watched us go by, but I think everyone was a little nervous.

Saturday night I had warm fuzzies for everyone in our family. My heart was so full I thought it would burst. Family outings are really good for my family, even though it is difficult for each of us in our own way to go. I hope that we can have many, many more!

1 comment:

  1. Loved the pictures! I noticed Jared is a perfect gorilla match... Sure do miss you all.