Sunday, May 18, 2008

First Trip to the Zoo

Fast Friends already!

We went to the Asheboro Zoo on Saturday! Going to the Zoo was so much fun and it was an exciting time for us all. We met up with our good friends, Emily and Jacob Elrod and their cutie patootie son Crawford. Not only was it Skylar's first time at the zoo, but it was Crawford's as well. The Zoo was so packed, but the weather couldn't have been any more perfect than it already was. We had our sunscreen (spf50) ready and off we went! Speaking of Sunscreen, you will need to check out Emily's blog about that and what happened to her little man Crawford when she applied it. Poor little guy!

Trying to pose with my little man.

Daddy and Skylar hanging with the Buffalo

We saw the buffalos (btw, that's what Terry said buffalo wings come from :-)), elephants, giraffes, gorillas and polar bears... Well, we saw more than that, but those are the ones I really wanted to see. :) Skylar really didn't pay attention too much, other than trying to be the loudest kid around. He was blowing raspberries all day and squealing unto his heart's delight. It really didn't matter though, since most kids around us were doing the same. He was so funny and just happy! He never once seemed scared of the animals. He's only used to seeing Ralphie around the house, so these animals are much larger and different to him, but it never fazed him one bit! I will say that he never took a nap the entire time we were there. I think he felt he might miss something if he did. You never know at a Zoo though. :) Thankfully, no animals were on the loose!

Sweet Buffalo

Beautiful Elephants!

Cute Polar Bears

I tried getting a better pic, haha!

Another fun event of the trip was the Merry Go Round ride. Emily and I thought, why not have our boys ride too and so we brought our baby boys (Crawford is 8 months and Skylar is almost 10 months) up there and rode. Terry and Jacob thought we were crazy, but as you can see, they loved it and didn't cry! That is always a good sign by the way. See..., Mother's intuition wins out in the end. We knew what we were doing, ha!

Getting ready to start....HOLD ON TIGHT!!

Emily and Crawford Enjoying the ride.

My little blue eyed man!

We are all so tuckered out from our fun full day at the zoo. We still tried to smile for the camera, (not Skylar). :) Looks like Crawford was camera shy.

Our Family, minus Ralph

We actually missed the monkeys, our tour guides (Terry and Jacob) somehow had us bypass that whole area, hmph! But as you can see, we had our own little monkey with us the whole time. So, it was a great day afterall. We can't wait to go back!


Torie said...

Good times! Glad to see a familar blogger. I am adding you to my links - K :)

You have a beautiful family!!

Anna Morrison said...

PAMELA!!! Wow! So good to hear from you, girl. Your kiddo is so cute. What a sweet family you have.

We just went to the zoo recently and really enjoyed it as well. We hope to go back soon and take Scott.

I look forward to keeping up with you through your blog. I tried myspace for a bit, just couldn't keep up with both.

happy blogging :)