Monday, April 7, 2008

Zoo trip

Tyler forgot his lunch and asked if I could bring it to him, and since he works right by the zoo, I could just take the kids. He had just bought our family an annual zoo pass. I thought it was a great idea. We didn't have long though because I had to be back in time to pick Jake up from school, but it was fun. Ben ran from animal to animal and was very excited. I bought him a kid burger and we shared a Sprite, I got a jalepeno cheese stuffed pretzel and Peyton was quite happy in the stroller, as long as it was moving. I did have to sit and nurse her in front of the Sea Lion exhibit, and Ben didn't like that, he wanted to keep going. I'm looking forward to bringing the other kids and taking many zoo trips this next year.

Like I said, running from animal to animal...
Aww, posing with the "in memory of Nosey" statue. He was the elephant I remember as a kid.

The sting ray exhibit is one of my favorite. You can even feed them for $1. When we went it wasn't feeding time though, but they still will come up and suck on your hand if you put it in there, checking for food I guess! Ben couldn't reach far enough in, but I don't think he really wanted to touch them anyway.
This is one of the smaller ones, I think it was the same one that kept checking for food every time it swam around.

Posing in front of the Seal. I told him I wanted to take his picture when he was swimming by, so Ben watched and as soon as he swam by Ben turned around and said, "cheese!"



Waiting for our lunch.

7 comments:

Coronado's said...

cute pics. It had to have been really nice taking just 2 kids to the zoo. (omg i totally remember nosey!) I'm jealous you guys got a year pass. We've thought about getting one, but nobody wants to go to the zoo when it's 110 outside.

Cristy said...

I love going to the zoo! That's my zoo!
Thanks for the memories! I have a picture of Aaron with nosey EVERY TIME he has ever gone to that zoo! So fun!

Cassie said...

We just missed you. We went to the zoo on Tuesday, but I didn't take pics.

Poduska Family said...

Who doesn't remember that lovable elephant statue!? Its a staple of my childhood. Hooray for the Zoo!

The Gage Cage said...

Great pic of the sting ray! I love going to the zoo. I'm also a fan of the Elephant statue. Every time we go my little Heidi want a pic with it.

Ohio Rasmussen Family said...

We love the zoo too! The best part is that your zoo membership is good at zoos all over the United States! Yours would even work in Columbus, and the Hogle Zoo in Utah. It is so fun to go and see all the different zoos for free just with that one little pass. We'll have to go with Becca and LeGrand next time we are all in Fresno. Anyway, I am rambling but thanks for sharing your fun day.

The Metler Family said...

I have a zoo pass too! Call me next time you go! Fun!!