Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Trip to the Zoo

Well it is officially Spring Break, but we wont be taking a trip anywhere since we will be headed to California in less than two weeks.
I did promise to Skylee to take her somewhere though, so today we went to the zoo. We took Jackson with us and met up with Austin and his family. It was such a beautiful day. It was in the low 70's and was so nice. Of course I got a little too much sun and I lost a nice gold bracelet I was wearing. But other than that it was so great. Skylee and Jackson were on their best behavior. No fighting, or jealous squabbles to speak of. He held my hand all day and Skylee didn't get mad and that is a miracle its self.

We started out with the chimps. And it was sooo cute. There were two babies playing and having a wild rumpus. One of them would do this run and roll move very much like an action star flipping over a car. LOL.

Despite being inside you will notice Skylee and Austin couldn't be bothered to take off their sunglasses. Such rockstars.

And of course the Camel was out so for $5 per kid, they all rode the camel. Austin wasn't really into it but since the others were wanting to he caved in. And I think he liked it in the end.

This was the only grumpy part of the day. After a quick picnic lunch we tried to get a group photo, but Miss thang wasn't into it! But the boys look adorable.

Look at these monkeys!!!

You know I am so bored by this petting zoo! Can't they get something else to pet besides goats? Isn't there some other kind of domesticated animal that would love to be swamped by unruly children all day? How about some pigs, lambs or really fat lazy cats.

Jackson wasn't really into this at first. He would stand as far away as he could and reach over and brush the but with the brush, very cute.

Skylee has no problem getting down and dirty with the animals. She told me yesterday that she wants to have 1000 jobs when she gets big so she can be rich. After Lenka and I explained one good paying job is better than several bad paying jobs, she announced she wants to work with animals in Africa. Do they have malls in Africa? If they don't Skylee wont make it. LOL.

Jackson wants to be a farmer when he grows up so he can own a big green tractor and a barn. He wants to have horses so he can lock them in the barn at night.

I think we have been to the Tulsa Zoo maybe 4-5 times. Never once have we ever seen a prairie dog in the prairie dog exhibit. Well today we broke that streak! Skylee now has a reference when someone says Bruno is begging like a prairie dog.

I love this picture. I am not sure if it is the look on Jackson's face, or the statues on the bench, but I really love it. This is in the Rain forest exhibit. It houses alligators, jaguars, poison frogs, anacondas, monkeys, and really colorful birds. If it hadn't been so warm inside it would have been perfect.

Fruit bats def a fave of Jacksons. He took a recent trip to the caves in New Mexico and really likes bats.

Fish bigger than the kids!

And the really awesome Jaguar. Poor thing paces in circles all day long. Is that a sign of being bored? Or maybe he is just contemplating the deaths of the small children banging on his glass.

Jackson giving his best rock climber face.

Break time at the park. I love that there is a big playground in the middle of this park. the perfect opportunity to rest while the kids play.

Peek a boo

Hey no one but us in here!

Sweet little Colton was getting tired but was still a trooper.

"matchy matchy" as Skylee says. Totally not planned, but really helpful when I was searching for one or the other

Waiting for the train. I think we finally were able to board the train on the third time it came thru the station.People just weren't getting off so we could get on. Why not make them all get off and reboard. It is only fair to all those forced to wait for an available seat.

But once we got on it was great. All three sat in the caboose and loved it!! they ate popcorn and took in the sights.

Last but not least they rode the carousel and we were off.

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