Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Day at the Zoo

It's been beautiful weather here in Colorado Springs. We decided to take off today and head to the zoo. We have never been to the zoo here and it was SO much better than the one in Tennessee. Lots of great animals, though Kass was a little sad that the tigers didn't want to come out and play ;). Keeghan and Kennedy were excited to feed the giraffes. One came up to say hello to Kellsey and she almost had a heart attack. LOL She really likes animals... from a VERY far away distance ;). Kameron was our navigator and found a petting zoo which he thought might be a good idea until he saw they had a tarantula in there... then somehow we never found that petting zoo... still not sure how we missed it! Hmm... ;o) Keeghan of course was mostly excited to see the monkeys and this zoo did not disappoint! Monkeys, monkeys everywhere. He could have stayed there all day, I think.

There was lots of walking and we debated taking the wagon so we'd have two seats, but decided to just take Kellsey's stroller. Kennedy and Keeghan did a great job walking and made it all the way through. We didn't hear one complaint until we were on our way out to the parking lot. Here are a few pictures from our day...

The giraffes

Keeghan feeding a giraffe a cracker

Kennedy feeding a giraffe

A zebra

The kids looking at... something...

Keeghan... SO excited to be in the primate house

This was one of my favorites... a Wallaby 

Kennedy decided to be a giraffe in the gift shop

Then she decided Kellsey should be one, too ;) 

At the end of our day... Kameron was not very happy... oh well. There's always one in the crowd. 

Kennedy, Kellsey and I are getting ready to leave for Philadelphia on Tuesday. I guess I should think about packing... like tomorrow or something... ;) Hope you all are doing well!

4 comments :

Lynn said...

I love giraffes!

Was thinking about this hymn today and wanted to share it. Praying!

1. I'm but a stranger here,
Heav'n is my home;
Earth is a desert dread,
Heav'n is my home.
Danger and sorrow stand
Round me on every hand;
Heav'n is my fatherland,
Heav'n is my home.

2. What though the tempest rage,
Heav'n is my home;
Short is my pilgrimage,
Heav'n is my home;
And time's wild wintry blast
Soon shall be overpast;
I shall reach home at last,
Heav'n is my home.
The Lutheran Hymnal, Hymn 660, vv. 1-2

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Holly Aytes said...

That looks like a great zoo. I wisk Knoxville had a good zoo. Matt has to report back in Memphis for 2 weeks after California and we are going to go down for a week and I am taking the kids to the Memphis zoo. It is a great zoo. My kids are very excited. Hope things go well in Philly.

The McCammons said...

Wow, this is the first time I've bumped into a blog from someone in the same town as us. I found your blog from IHateWines blog.
The Cheyenne Zoo is awesome. They do walk through groups with each of the animals, they do Christmas Lights in December, and it's just nice to pick up and go.
Beautiful kids :)

Lynn said...

This hymn has so much meaning...and gives so much hope. Praying hard!

3. There at my Savior's side
Heav'n is my home;
I shall be glorified,
Heav'n is my home;
There are the good and blest,
Those I love most and best;
And there I, too, shall rest,
Heav'n is my home.

4. Therefore I murmur not,
Heav'n is my home;
Whate'er my earthly lot,
Heav'n is my home;
And I shall surely stand
There at my Lord's right hand.
Heav'n is my fatherland,
Heav'n is my home.
The Lutheran Hymnal, Hymn 660

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