Saturday, February 28, 2009

February at the Zoo...Part 3

And finally, this past week the kids and I met my friend Christie and her little girl Niki for a fun lunch and romp around the zoo. Africa is closed at the moment so we keep seeing the same animals over and over again. So I'll try not to be too redundant and post more kid pics this time. :-)

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Niki was anxious to show off her new lunch box right there by the entrance at the river otters...

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So we grabbed a table and ate before heading off to see the sea lions.

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Niki was sporting some adorable braids...

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I can't wait until Evey is old enough for pony tails and braids. Although, she will have to become far more tolerant. I can't even keep a barette or bow in the child's hair. In fact, here you can see that I was definitely losing the bow battle at this point...

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Evey refused the stroller most of the time. She was a girl on a mission. Unfortunately that mission involved taking off in random directions at all times...

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Niki & Maddox were awfully cute waiting for the carousel with their moolah...

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The last carousel ride, Evey wanted off almost immediately. So we tried a bench this time. She did a little better but still wasn't 100% sure about the ride.

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Feeding the deer. Again.

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Apparently our persistence with the zoo this month paid off because Evey was willing to feed the deer for the first time! Though she was sure to stretch that arm as far as she could to keep an adequate distance.

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Deer tongue.

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Resting in the snake...

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Meerkat in a window...again.

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Evey took a lemonade break while Maddox and Niki explored the tree.

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Favorite shot of the day...that is Niki's silhouette.

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The playground...again. This one reminds me of Munch's painting The Scream.

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Looks like Christie enjoyed the mirrors as well. :-)

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Niki & Maddox were more interested in all of these little round painted windows than they were in the animals while we were in Asia...

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Little explorers...

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He can't NOT make a face when he sees a camera pointed at him.

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However, Maddox was not to be outdone by Niki's freakishly long tongue! haha

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Can't wait to see this from Christie's perspective...

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Add to the growing list of items I can't resist photographing...tattoos.

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Evey's cracker disaster. This was moments before passing out in the stroller as we headed for the exit.

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Friday, February 27, 2009

February at the Zoo...Part 2

For our second trip to the zoo in February, we were joined by Grandma Donna & Grandpa Lee. This freed me up a little to take more pictures. So here are some (entirely too many) of my favorites from that day...

Every single time we go, these two birds are perched together on the same branch...

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Love this one...

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Yep, love the kangaroos...

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Hoppin' along...

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Ahhh...okay, just one more kangaroo pic...

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I was cheering for Maddox after he climbed to the top of the rock structure. This is his "you are totally embarassing me" posture...

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I've taken a lot of pictures of these birds, but I think this is my favorite so far...

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We like to move it move it...we like to move it move it...
(My kids love Madagascar. I can't get that song out of my head when I see lemurs. All I can think about is King Julian. :-)

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Grandpa Lee...

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My girly...

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with Grandma Donna...

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We missed the official sea lion show that day...but I have to say the sea lions were very entertaining all on their own. This is the oldest sea lion and she was just swimming back and forth all by herself...

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Love this nose shot...

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Cool underwater shot...

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These are probably redundant, I just couldn't decide...

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And the two younger sea lions...

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These two were the main source of entertainment. They were wrestling around with each other, playing quite a bit...

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Spitting water - pretty funny...

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That was the best sea lion show ever! :-)