Monday, May 19, 2008

Zoo Time

Saturday we finally had some beautiful weather and we decided to make our first trek to the Niabi Zoo. It was a perfect day and the kids really enjoyed it. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot but it didn't seem overly crowded while we were there. We had a discussion before we went on whether the older kids could walk or we needed the wagon. I didn't want to be the one to blame so I agreed that we would take the wagon although I was pretty sure they could walk and they did so Aaron ended up pulling around an empty wagon all day.

In one monkey house there was a monkey laying on the ledge right in front of the window and the kids thought that was great. In the other monkey house there was one baby monkey and it was so cute. Watching those moms jump from one limb to another while holding a baby was freaky -- don't think I could do that -- good thing there was only one baby for that monkey. Evidently there was some sort of scuttle butt about the baby because one monkey came over and took it from the other one. I don't know who the real mom was there were all wanting to hold that baby. Ethan really loved the zoo more than ever this time. He was talking so much and only had a couple of break downs that lasted just a few moments. Keely said we should call it animal therapy. We will definitely be going back there more because it was really fun and we have season passes thanks to Uncle Jeremy and Aunt Keely (gift for their 3rd birthday).

We are still not healthy. Reese was diagnosed with an ear infection last Friday so she's on medicine and my cold is slowly leaving but unfortunately the horrendous cough is not and I'm not feeling too perky today. Think some healthy thoughts for us!

1 comment:

Chrissi said...

Sounds like you had fun at the zoo. We should take yours and mine there this summer. My two would be a big help to your 3! That baby monkey was too cute! We saw him on our trip, too. I need to update, but my home computer is down. I'll have to try to find time here at school to do that. Hope everyone is better soon!