Friday, June 1, 2007

Zoo Trip with Daddy

Better late than never.

Saturday (almost a week ago) was our sixth anniversary and we decided to spend the day as a family at the zoo. We took off for an early start and had a blast! I take the girls to the zoo a couple times every winter, but having daddy there was a treat! It is so fun to just be alone with your own little family.
Here are a few pictures we took to remember the day:

London trying to not get eaten by a large snake.

The ride
Savannah and Nate checking out the animals. I do not know who was more excited about all the animals - Nate or the girls. We actually saw the cheetahs running around (anyone who knows the Phx Zoo knows that this is rare) and so we had to return after lunch and stake out the cheetahs. Nate spotted them bedded down under a tree about 20 yards from us. It kind of freaked me out when he brought it to my attention how close we were to them and yet could barely see them. I am scared to ever go to Africa now - -who knows what may be lurking right next to you!! Oh well, I guess I still want to go someday. We have some good friends who are going in August and I cannot wait to hear all about it and see the pics.

It got a little hot just as we were finishing up and so we got some Popsicles to cool us down a little. They did the trick.
Can you see the excitement on those faces? They recognized the shell from The Little Mermaid and begged for a picture.
The girls.The ones I love the most.
Ready for anything.Savannah's been into Lion King lately and so she had to have a picture with Timon's family.London has an uncanny love for anything monkey.
Can you tell? Maybe I'll post about that another day.
"Mom, is that where someone was buried?"
Savannah was paying attention last month when we went to Cherry and visited the cemetery. I just thought it was funny that she would remember and then make that connection.

Did we see any animals? I am not really one to take pics of animals, but Nate did and I was glad because I LOVE the monkey and the scarlet macaw pictures he took.

Antelope and Elephant. The beginning of the zoo and the end. The elephants rarely do anything exciting, but we saw him sucking up the water and spraying himself - the girls were enthralled. Too bad our camera did not catch him in the act.


Anonymous said...

I love the zoo! It looks like you had a wonderful time and I'm very glad Nate got to go. Men are so busy with earning a living that they miss all the fun stuff. I love being a mom and grandma! Cyndee

Kelly said...

Great pictures of the creatures and the cuties! Your girls are just so cute. The one of London and the snake is killing me! Glad you had such a fun day all together!

michelle said...

It looks like it was a great day at the zoo. Your girls are so cute!

Mandy said...

Wow, what a fun day you must have had! I love, love, love the picture of London and the snake.

Cozzette said...

Hi Mandi, nice to meet you I am Megan's sister in law(on Tom's side.)
You have a beautiful family. Looks like you had a nice time at the zoo. Take care.