Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A day at the zoo

We took Jake to Zoo Atlanta today. Jason & I both really enjoy the zoo and were very excited about taking him for his first zoo adventure. The good thing is Jake gets in free until he is 3 and we had a coupon for our tickets. The weather couldn't have been MORE perfect. The morning started out pretty chilly, but by late afternoon we had temperatures in the high 60's with a lite breeze. The zoo can get pretty miserable if it is really hot. Not to mention that it wasn't very crowded which aloud for us to see all the animals and spend as much time there as we wanted. Jake's favorite animal(is it really an animal?) were the birds, both the ones on exhibit and the ones freely flying around(good thing he was free anyway). They have a new parakeet exhibit where the you basically go into a bird cage and 100's of parakeets are flying all around you. Jason & Jake went in while I stayed outside and took pictures through the fence. (have you seen the movie "The Birds"...umm...yeah not going into a huge bird cage with them). He still enjoyed all the other animals and would point them out to us when were getting close or standing in front of them he made sure both Jason & I saw what he was seeing. And hey...it is totally ok that anything that walks on all fours and had fur he said was a dog and barked. And the elephant was a cow, but one day he will get it all straight. He had no problem naming the birds and saying "tweet, tweet." If the bird had a really large beak he would say "quack, quack." Oh and he was able to point out the sheep at the petting zoo and say "baa-baa." He was so cute trotting around the zoo, either by foot or being carried by Daddy. We had a great day as a family and really enjoyed our day in the great out doors! Of course being the paparazzi that I am...I took over 70 pictures. I will post a few of my favorites here and then the rest in a slide show.

Hope you all are having a great start to your week...we sure are here. Although the weather is a little chilly...I am ready for constant 80's. I am in need of some pool time!

Lots of love!

Jake is up from his nap so the slide show will have to come later!

At the petting zoo...all the sheep had just been shaved
Walking through the zoo

Jake looking at the praying monkey

Daddy & Jake in front of the zebras

This was in the Parakeet exhibit...he was cracking up laughing.

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