Monday, September 1, 2008

Adventures at the Zoo

I hope everyone had a great holiday! We made it to the zoo this weekend and had a great time. We saw giraffes and their big icky tongues, we fed donkeys and goats. We checked out monkeys, porcupines, tigers and bears. We even rode an elephant!! Daniel was fantastic at the zoo. He ran from one cage to the next. We let him walk the entire time as it wasn't very crowded (a small zoo). Please don't blast me for the dog backpack (aka leash) my son is wearing in the photos. Since we did not take in his stroller because we wanted to wear him out, and because we knew we couldn't hold him the entire time, we put the backpack on. Believe me when I say we never had to use it!! He listened and held hands with us and stayed beside us the whole time. We were thrilled!! Now some pictures!







16 comments:

Jackie said...

Rachel- Awww what sweet pictures! I will never blast you for that! I know that they can come in handy, especially when it is crowded. I would rather be safe than sorry. Looks like you had a great time!

Joy said...

The picture of you two on the elephant is great. How much did you pay to have the elephants ears stand up perfectly? Just kidding.
Joy

Carey and Norman said...

Awesome photo on the elephant. How fun...your zoo tops ours!!

Don't worry...we also have the same backpack; however, ours is a monkey!!

Glad your weekend went well!

Becky and Keith said...

Have I ever told you that you have the cutest kiddo? He looks like he is having a BLAST! We also have a backpack like that - just a monkey (like Carey's!). What a great day out - I love the zoo!

Kim Abraham said...

What fun! It looks like you had a great day. And we have the little dog backpack (lease) too!

Jenny and Randy said...

Looks like Daniel had a blast! I love it that your zoo offers elephant rides -- how fun!

Tami said...

He is so precious! :) I bet he had a fabulous time!

Amy said...

You can tell that everyone had a great day at the zoo!!! I can picture Daniel running from cage to cage :) I too would never blast a parent for using the "leash" we have used them in the past (at an extremely crowded fair), better safe than sorry. You look very happy and relaxed.

Shane & Marie said...

It looks like you had a blast at the zoo. We too have that handy little backpack, but ours is a monkey.

Mary & Michael said...

Looks like you had a fabulous time at the zoo. I love the backpack, I am planning on getting one down the road too.

Donna said...

I learned something new! I never saw those backpacks! LOL Great pics! He is adorable! I took K to the zoo this weekend also! She had a fun time! Donna

Old DAN AND Little ANN said...

Cool pictures!

Shane and Kathy Gebhardt said...

I would never blast you. Those pictures are adorable! You all look soooo happy in every photo. It looks like it was a wonderful day!

Carolynn and Steve said...

Hi Rachel!
So glad to see that you guys had a great day! I'm echoing what everyone else has said--I LOVE the elephant picture. Hoping that everything is going great there--Much love, Carolynn

Sira said...

So sweet. Funny my kid has the same leash but he is more like a wild dog on it! Great pictures

Kristine and John said...

Oh my goodness....you are riding an elephant! Daniel looks like he is having so much fun!

We too have the monkey. We used it all through Disney a year ago and also at Estes Park. It was so nice always knowing where he was and it gave him a little freedom to walk as well instead of being in the stroller all the time.

I always enjoy reading your posts so keep them coming!