Wednesday, March 25, 2015

a trip to the zoo

On Monday we went the zoo and saw one of my sisters and her kids. It was Emerson's first time going to the zoo and we were excited to take him to see all the animals. The morning was a little bit on the cool side but it was perfect for walking around the zoo. And the cooler temperatures kept the crowds away so we didn't have crowds of people to walk though. 

There were a lot of animals to see and we didn't get to see all of them, but it was fun to walk around, let Emerson run free in a new place, and see my sister.

For most of the animals Emerson would see them and be ready to move on to the next bunch of animals or exhibit. He stuck around a little bit longer for the flamingos, the fish, and the bears. But once he was done, he was done.

One of the flamingos was pretty funny to watch, he kept moving his head from side to side. He'd look one way, then the other, and then right back the other way. Over and over. I guess he just wanted to see everything. Emerson kept wanting to and trying to pet the flamingos. He wanted to pet other animals too. But when given the opportunity to pet a lizard like creature he said, "no." Smart kid. 

He walked nearly the whole time we were at the zoo and by the time came close for us to leave he was worn out. Landon carried him for a little bit while he slept, but before too long he took a little nap in the stroller while we finished looking a a few animals and walked out of the park.

The drive back to the house was shorter than his usual nap time, but there was no keeping that boy awake. And thankfully he did sleep the whole time we were in the car so he was able to have a somewhat substantial nap. But when we got back to the house he was ready to go!

It was a fun little visit to the zoo and I'm glad my sister was able to come down to see us for a little bit. And I'm glad that Emerson was able to see a bunch of the animals he reads about all of the time. It was a nice to do something a little bit different during the day.


tina bumblebee said...

Ohhh I can't wait to get to the zoo as soon as the weather is a little warmer! Glad you had a good day with your sister and family :)

Courtney [Sweet Turtle Soup] said...

It is very odd to me to see people all snuggled up in clothes still. I always liked the zoo when it was cold out though when we lived in CO. Sounds like a good day.

Amy said...

We love our zoo! So glad that you had a great time & that you were able to see your sister!

Lauren said...

so fun! I can't wait until it's warm enough for zoo trips! Elyse loves our zoo!