Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Zoo Trip May 26

Would you like to take a walk with us through the Oregon Zoo? No matter how many times we go to the zoo, we see something new.

Yesterday we saw this dude handling a tarantula.

And saw ducks in the waterfall near the penguin exhibit.

There was the wolf we had never seen before. Poor thing had to listen to Kylie howling.

But the big news of the day was that Kylie got to go INTO the petting zoo for the first time. She was thrilled!

She's saying Maaaa here. Kylie, not the goat. The goat just wanted Kylie to feed her or leave her the heck alone.

Okay goat. You are my favorite. Between the two of us, we should be able to break you out of here. Oh. You are trying to get away from me? Oh. Sorry about that.

Dearest Blog Readers, I can hear your collective shout in my head as I type this. Of COURSE, I washed her hands the moment we left the petting zoo. Twice.

Kylie was so excited after the petting zoo. She couldn't stop hopping as she walked and waving her arms around. The polar bear exhibit was next.

Kylie was already delighted from petting the goats. Seeing the polar bear walk right by her sent her over the top. Pure toddler insanity here. I thought they were going to come tranquilizer her. I had to scoop her up in my arms and hold her to contain the happy, hysterical shouts.

By the time we had walked to the elephants, she had calmed down.

But seeing the elephants made her so dang happy she had to pace around.

At the end of the day, we took in a large bird show where I caught this blurry picture.

But just before the show some music came on the zoo amphitheater's speakers to let people know the show would start shortly. So people were jumping up and dancing. Kylie included. I love the background action in this shot. The mom on her left would soon start spinning her daughter around. But check out the pregnant mom on the right! She's just dancing away with those elbows. I love it!

Finally, girlfriend gave out and said she wanted to go home. What a great day at the zoo!


Kerry Lynn said...

I'm laughing out loud at her happiness. I would just love to meet her. She seems like such a bright light.

I'm SO not a germ freak...never have been never will be, but even *I* thought about Kylie washing her hands after the petting zoo! I laughed when you ended up mentioning it like you were talking to me.

Unknown said...

I love that zoo. It's so wonderful! Whenever people come to town to visit I take them to see it because I'm deliciously proud of it.

Re: Petting Zoo, fiancee and I are getting married next summer in Victoria, BC in Beacon Hill Park and will likely get to have fantastic wedding pictures in their petting zoo!! I love petting zoos. :-)

Soupy said...

man I wish we could be at the zoo WiTH YOU!!! I love your girl and her enthusiasm!

Nicole Elizabeth said...

These are really GREAT photos, your so photo generic and have a remarkable way of captureing life's precious moments on/ with your camera. I like the photo of the ducks the best.

Stacey said...

love the pics and your commentary is hilarious!