Thursday, July 5, 2012

Haven's 1st Trip to the Zoo!

One of Russell's normal days off are Wednesdays, so since the 4th fell on a Wednesday this year the Y so graciously gave him Tuesday off too!  We weren't expecting an extra day off so when we found out about it we figured we had to do something extra fun to celebrate. :)  So we took Haven to the zoo!  And turns out Tuesdays are half price so we lucked out even more!  We lathered on the sunscreen and got there shortly after they opened to beat the heat as best we could.  Haven LOVES being outside so she was a happy camper!  I'm not sure how aware she was of most of the animals, but as you'll see she did do some "ooh"-ing and pointing at a few of them.  It was a great day and so nice to have some family time outside of the house.  A much needed little excursion for this family of 3!

On our way in... check out that hair blowing in the wind!

This is what she looked like most of the morning...

Oh wow!  An elephant!...

Haven not so impressed.... Or really impressed and staring?...

Love cut-out photo-ops!  Especially in Haven's favorite animal! 

On our way to the giraffes...

"Ooooh" giraffes are cool!

And how did she feel about these guys?

Definitely her favorite!  I think b/c they were some of the most active!

These sunflowers looked much bigger in person... Oh well.  I'm always down for a photo with my girl!

What are they pointing at?

This poor hot pacing bear.  Back and forth, back and forth, Haven watched him walk back and forth.

What are we looking at now?

Flamingos!  Oh to rest your head on your back and sleep standing up... what a strange life...

This guy was brave and got really close to us!

Checking out some sea lions!

Happiest of all?  When she had her snacks of course!  Waiting on the train to pick us up...

Train ride complete with lots of "oooh"s!

This really cute guy was sitting in front of us...

Taking it all in!  Hallelujah for the train and not having to walk all the way back to the front of the zoo!

Lastly, the carousel!  I don't know if it was the heat, tired, hungry, lots of strange fake animals with poles going through them or what, but she was not a fan of the carousel.  Maybe one day!

A couple hours was all we could stand in this OK heat!  But we call Haven's 1st trip the zoo a success!  Many more trips in the future, I'm sure!  And more than likely on cheap Tuesdays! :)

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