Saturday, January 21, 2012

Zoo and Star Day

Santa brought us a family membership to our local zoo, so we took our first trip of the year on Friday! It was a bit of a chilly day, but we wrapped up warm and didn’t get cold. Oliver was very excited about all the animals this time – he’s big enough to enjoy it all now. Avery started out with her walker, and did quite a bit of walking before her legs got tired. The zoo is mostly accessible, but there are some pretty steep slopes which wouldn’t be wheelchair or walker accessible without help.

A lot of the animals are more active at this time of year, with the cooler weather, so we enjoyed watching them run around a bit. Brogan came running to tell us he’d found some porcupines, which was fun because I didn’t know that he knew what they were called!

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It was time for the zoo to close, so we hoped in the van and took the short drive over to the Star. It was too early for it to be lit up, but we still had fun, and the kiddos didn’t want to leave Smile 

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Daddy kept on having to keep Ollie from running down the mountain! That picture makes me laugh. Avery said she was not going to come home with us, she was going to stay right where she was. So we started walking back to the van. Brogan, who had been pushing Avery’s walker, noticed that she wasn’t coming, so he ran over and put her walker in front of her. “Here you go, Avery” he said, and she told him that she didn’t need it because she wasn’t coming. He was quite concerned Red heart


Eveymartine Naeem said...

Absolutely great! I love all the pictures - Oliver is so cute up on his tippy-toes looking at the otters! Avery is AMAZING! She is so sweet and interested in all the animals and walking around like a pro. I particularly like the last two photos - Oliver looking like a starfish dangling in daddy's hand and sweet Brogan so concerned for Avery who looks very determined to stay right where she is! What a lovely family. Love you all xxx

Valerie said...

Super artistic looking site, Josephine, I love it. The pictures of the zoo are delightful, how lovely that Oliver is now old enough to appreciate it all too. Your animal pictures are amazing, the colours are fabulous. I love the picture of Oliver just hanging off Gabe's hand - Eveymartine said on the telephone just now that he looks like a little starfish. He's like the failed helium balloon that has found it's strata-zone, it's just not as high as all the others. Poor Brogan, his little world is very literal so he would obviously be so concerned that Avery wasn't going to come even although he'd provided her with her walker. There's a lot of determination in Avery's posture. All perfectly delightful darling.

Valerie said...

I forgot to tell you that the porcupine had become a pointypine by the time Brogan told me about it.