Friday, July 16, 2010

Zoo Days

Back in June Darryl and I had our 5 oldest grandchildren stay with us for 3 days. What fun we had! We decorated craft boxes with sea shells that Grandma brought back from Mexico. We watched movies and ate popcorn. The Grandchildren were big helpers when it came to working with Grandpa around the yard and grandpa took them to Wingers for a reward. On Friday, June 18th, Grandpa decided we needed to visit the zoo!


We looked closely and this is what we saw....Aunt Sandy's favorite animal....the Penguins!
They climbed on the fences to see what was in the pens.
And they liked playing on the Larger than life pets and toys..
The petting zoo was a big hit. They took the curry combs and brushes and groomed all of the goats and kids!

We went down to the Lions, tigers and bears display where the zoo volunteer tried in vain to mis-inform my grandchildren about the desperate plight of the polar bears. Grandma made sure they had correct information before we left. Here Preston plays with a bear skull.
Then we were off to see the big cats.....!
...where tigress easily gave all 5 of them a ride.
The king of the beasts and his mate take it easy in the shade.
"I won't tell you kids again. Get down off of the Lion's cage before he tries to get you. I don't want you to get hurt!"
This is where grandma should sympathize, but instead I think he got one of those "What did I tell you?" looks.
We were moving pretty slow when we left the zoo, and grandpa got us some pizza before we headed home.
Lydia was too tired to even finish her dinner.

It was a wonderful 3 days!


Jacob and Cami said...

I think the zoo is a perfect place for acting/climbing like monkey's.

Cali and Travis said...

Well at least we know they fit right in at the zoo.

sophary thach said...

Were you both missionary?