Saturday, August 22, 2009

Zoo Joy!

First stop was watching Tomby get washed. We've been visiting the zoo for many years, and know Tomby quite well. :)

After seeing Tomby, we headed over to the rides- First stop was the roller coaster!

This was taken while on pass #2 (the roller goes 3 passes) of the roller coaster ride. We sat in the very back, which was what the ticket person recommended for a very fast ride! Turns out, it was a bit too fast for Kathrynn, but she liked it anyway. :) She said that next time we'll not go in the back. :P

Some shots I took while we were on our ride! I lucked out w/ the aim. :P

The first shot was kinda heart breaking to see.... my sweet girl was a bit wigged out by the roller coaster ast times!!!

But then i saw this picture and I remembered how much fun she had with it. :)

Onto the train!!!!!!

You can see how beautiful the sky was that day- it was in the low 80s or hight 70s, big fluffy clouds moving w/ a nice breeze... perfect zoo weather for us! :)
Oh Carousel, how we love you!!!

Feeding the giraffe is also something we do every time we come to the zoo. :)

((haha! for the record I have to say that all the "good jobs!!!!" that you hear in the video were not from my mouth, as anyone who knows me understands that I do not appreciate the constant offering of "good job," especially for tasks that are quite manageable by the child. After all, I am raising a child, not a puppy. <>))

The meerkats.

Pony ride is always fun for Kathrynn.....

Bear cub....

Another favorite of Kathrynn........Dolphin show!

This is actually a room underneath the tank where you can see up to all the dolphins swimming around. Its very cool!

The aquarium and sea life exhibit......

Cute little sea horse :)

This is not an actual walrus, but Kathrynn really wanted me to take her picture with this "walrus."
The papa was sunning himself, and the mama and baby were swimming around, sometimes bothering him enough so that he'd have to reposition himself. lol

This is a fairly new exhibit- where you can touch this small variety of sharks. Kathrynn was able to actually touch one this time- it came right up to the top of the water right in front of her. :)

We always have fun at the penguin exhibit. You can see from the video that the exhibit has 2 sections that are connected underneath the floor, so the penguin's will swim back and forth, going underneath you. I tried to capture them playing chase with each other but was not so successful with that. :)

Our last stop was at the Butterfly House. Kathrynn took a very long video of the butterfly house, so long that I can't actually post it to this blog. But come take a peek here:
Life of a Butterfly:

This was one of our favorite days at the zoo- it was such a great day! :)

1 comment:

  1. I love our zoo too! We always have a blast. Glad you enjoyed the day together there!