Saturday, August 18, 2012

Zoo day

When we were living with  grandpa & grandma McCurdy while we house hunted, we got to do some fun stuff. a couple of tyler's brothers and sisters came to town to visit and we were able to enjoy time with them. We got to go to the zoo a few weeks ago when my sister in law and her kiddos came to visit for a week. It was so fun! I love taking mia to places where she is actually learning and exploring nature. We absolutely loved seeing the animals. the giraffes were our favorite. I'll let the pictures tell the story {with narrations of course}

Can you tell from her expression how excited she is to be in her carseat? It was like the world was ending and her parents abandoned her in the boring back seat. ms. drama queen.

Tyler & Ava
Us getting ready for our close up.. 
Love these girls!! L-R {Anna, Me, Tasha, Ava & Sofia}
 Dont you just love anna? She has the best personality. Love her!

 Ok, lets back track. I am super scared of getting too close to any sort of animal. I don't care if its a cute little rabbit, or a bird I'm petrified. one time when we went to the safari back in virginia with my family a stinking camel or whatever that thing was sneezed on my face!! gross. I was trying to be all nice and feed him (which we spent like $4 for a baggie of treats) for the thing to thank me like that? Uhn uh, not ok. My brother got in on camera, and i'm not ashamed to say i ran to my mom and cried. I was 17. Don't judge.
 So here i am freaking out when the giraffe grunted by me. I was not having him sneeze on me. Yuck.
Mommy & moo

 Grandpa got us some treats to feed the giraffe, and apparently miss moo got it from me. because....

 Look at that face. I don't know if she got scared, or if she wanted that cookie but she was not happy.

Poor baby

                          Sorry bubba. Mommy traumatize you for life?

Isn't he so sweet?! 
Daddy & baby

Mia's favorite toy Sofie the giraffe (Thanks Bruna).

 Meet ...... He was born 5 days before we went to the zoo. He's 5' 11" and weighs 160 lbs. He still didnt have a name picked out. He was so cute. i wish i had taken a better picture of the little  not so little guy.

Ava & I
 Taking a break to feed a hungry little girl..

              Love this group.
Ava & Soffe admiring the ginormous gold fish.

My loves.
Gabe & Ava sweating it out by the cheetahs cage (he wasnt there)

my cutie pie niece Sofia Jo
I liked the whole circle cage window thing. had to take a picture :)

Are you tired of scrolling down yet? There's still a bunch more! 

Woobie showing gabe something - I forget what. We saw so much!!

.My better half.
 I told you anna had the best personality..she's so silly. She took my phone and snapped 15 crazy/fun pictures of herself. I'm posting this one because im pretty sure she'd kill me if i posted any of the other ones. huh anna banana?
 Ok.. so i have a thing for horses. I absolutely love horses. If i could have one and not have to clean up its poop i'd get one in a heart beat. That and dolphins. If i dont swim with dolphins soon i think i'll cry. It's been a dream of mine since i was a little kid. anyways.... Soffie and Ava got to ride the ponies, and although there were one or two horses there i didnt want to be the 23 year old weirdo getting an assisted ride by someone who's fifteen. no thank you. So i stood by the fence and cheered on my little nieces, because that was the better thing to do..

 Ava loves horses too. And even before she saw them Tasha had already pulled out her wallet, because she knew Ava would ask.
 Theres a peacosk in there somewhere. Gabe dared me to to touch it, and of course i did. a dare's a dare right?!

 The hippos would have been my second favorite exhibit if they didnt stink so bad. Holy moly. it was bad in there. Mia loved it though. whenever they'd come up for air, she'd wave her arms.
 Everybody is pooped after a full day at the zoo, pushing strollers, diaper bags and coolers. Whoooo! Way to go team :)

 This is how we ended the day. She was so tired that she didnt even mind being back in the car seat. We had such a good day. Thank you dad and wendy for taking the whole crew out, we sure made some memories!!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like so much fun!!! I love zoos. That one picture of Ava on Tyler's shoulders...looks like the giraffe is giving her a wet willy! ;o)