Thursday, June 27, 2013

Keely's first Zoo Trip

This past Sunday we decided last minute to do something fun with the kids since Blake had the day off.  We thought taking a quick trip to the Lincoln Children's Zoo and going out to eat afterwards sounded not too tiring but still fun.  I hadn't been to the Lincoln Zoo since I was probably in 1st or 2nd grade, but Brooks had gotten to go last summer with Grandma and Papa.  We got there about 10:30 and we were pretty much done by noon, so it was actually just perfect for the kids' attention spans and wasn't too exhausting for anyone! (We really didn't want to wear ourselves out on a day that was supposed to be a relaxing day off!) Brooks was really excited to see the penguins again, and we thought Keely would probably enjoy it too since she loves animals. 
Brooks remembered the peacocks from the last time and he was still not impressed.  He's not a fan of them walking freely around, so Blake usually had to hold him if we saw one.
 Seeing the reindeer...
 I don't think Keely knew what to expect when we first got there, and was much more interested in her snack than anything else.
 Looking at the peacock again...I think this is where it pooped right in front of Blake and seems to be the story Brooks tells when we talk to people about what we did at the zoo.  Brooks will say, "we saw peacocks...and it pooped!!"
 Keely is starting to understand what we are doing and getting excited about the animals too...and her snack! :)
 The naked mole gross but entertaining for the kids to watch!
 Brooks liked the Meerkats (sp?) and thought they were cute 
 When we got to the little petting zoo part with the goats, Keely really started to have a great time.  She loved the goats!

 We couldn't keep her in the stroller any longer!

 Brooks said he liked the cows better...I think here he is saying, "moo, moo"
 We couldn't get him to touch the turtle they had out, or the snake, but oh well, I don't blame him!
 Brooks and I were both excited for the butterfly house.  I was a little disappointed because we only saw like 3 butterflies in the whole place! Not exactly what we were expecting! Oh well, Brooks still said he liked it!

Brooks had remembered the penguins from when he went with Grandma and Papa and was excited to see them again! He loved it when they jumped in the water and would swim for awhile.  And yes, to add to the poop stories, one pooped right in front of us.  Pretty memorable I guess for a 3 year old boy!
 And finally, the lemurs were fun to watch too, but we were getting close to the end at this point and I think we were all getting hungry so we didn't stay too long to watch.  
After the zoo, we went to Red Robin to eat and made a quick trip to Scheels.  Keely got a new water bottle that is like Brooks' Camelback she is always stealing, so she was happy! Brooks got a new real golf putter, so he was really excited about that! Probably just as much as spending the morning at the zoo!

1 comment:

Kit Burgess said...

Those are some great shots of Keely with the goats! And I love the story of Brooks liking golfing, how fun!