Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Spring Zoo

The last week of March, we went up to St Louis to visit with the Allen's and go to the zoo. The week leading up to our visit was in the 70's. Saturday, however, was much colder. How cold do you ask? Lemme put it this way. Inside the penguin house was warmer than walking outside.

Regardless, we had a nice time visiting and to be truthful the zoo is more fun in the cold due to the fact that it is much less crowded. The only thing we missed out on was riding the carousel.

We started off by letting Harvey park the car. Or, at least letting him think he was parking the car while we waited for the zoo to open. I always forget that Captain arrives a half hour sooner when driving than I do.

Our first stop is always the penguins as they are everyone's favorite.

Captain wante to take these foxes home with us. They were tiny! About the same size as a small cat.
The red pandas are my personal favorite. I love the stripy tails. For some reason though, the zoo does not make a magnet with these adorable animals on them.

After the Allens joined up with us, Harvey and Owen scrieked with delight that to see their best buddy. They spend all day holding hands and racing strollers.

The jeep in the children's zoo is Harvey and Owen's favorite thing. They would spend ALL DAY LONG in that thing. Seriously there were many tears shed when we told them it was time to let some other kiddo play in it.

We wound up staying the night due to a snow storm. (See I told you it was cold!) Harvey and Owen went to nursery together, and then showed us how to fold our arms for prayers.

Harvey may not have the whole concept down yet, but he gets an A for trying. While we were watching general conference, I told Harvey to fold his arms for the prayer. He did, but he continued to jump off the chairs while doing so.

Toddlers are a constant work in progress.


Athena said...

Thats to funny, there are just some people who pray forever. I can understand is pain.

Anonymous said...

Logan was playing with her toys during that prayer as well. I know, I was watching. lol

Athena said...

Hey, How would you know, unless you had your eyes open.