Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Wanna See Some Zoo Pictures?

If your answer to the above question was NO, thanks...then you, my friend, have come to the wrong blog.

I've got zoo pics. LOADS of them.

Rick and I each had a camera...I got him his very own for his trip to Vegas last month, and it's so awesome that he's not afraid to use it. I don't have to nag him, or anything!

But before entering the zoo, we had a picnic lunch...it was such a beautiful day!

Okay, I think I should mention that even though Rick doesn't mind taking photos, he doesn't so much enjoy posing for them...

And since the baby tried to run off several times during our picnic, it was a good thing we had brought along his leash.

A lot of the animal exhibits were vacant until after Memorial Day...part of the fun of living in Indiana is that the outdoors are uninhabitable by most living things until at least that late in the year.

But we saw tigers...



...and lions (one of them even gave us a nice, long, barking roar that was really loud and scared several small children nearby)...

We saw camels...

...prairie dogs (um, this picture is obviously of us, but we're totally watching the prairie dogs)...

...we even saw a few different types of monkeys (again, this is us just outside the monkey cage thingie)...

Ah, finding this drinking fountain was apparently a happy moment worth preserving (we were pretty thirsty)....

...and there were some beautiful tulips just outside the exit that were just too perfect NOT to plant our kids in front of in the hopes of getting the ever-elusive shot of all four of them together. (And no, they're not all looking, Jacob has his hand in front of his face and Alex has his eyes shut, but they're all four facing the camera. I count this as a win.)

(I should note here, if you wanted to see zoo pictures with more actual zoo animals, you should check the web and see if one of the monkeys has a blog. There were some framed paintings in the Reptile House done by a chimp...maybe he updates his blog with zoo pics. On this blog, you're mostly going to see pics of my little monkeys, and that's all there is to it.)

In crafty news, I finally finished the baby deer for Aurora Fawn....and after painting it, I think it actually resembles a deer more than a pig/rabbit, which I was unsure of when beginning the sculpting. Didn't turn out bad at all for my first paperclay animal! I'll be listing her in my etsy store soon, then I'll start working on another doll for summer. I already have some ideas, so I'm excited to start!



Happy Tuesday!

7 comments:

Janine said...

Wow this is wonderful!

Becky said...

great zoo pics and okay seriously.....give me a heads up when you list her!

walkingcloser said...

wow! i love all the zoo pictures! your family is beautiful! and i love love love that pic of you and rick! and the one of all 4 kids! you're all cuter than any zoo monkey! :) and great job on that doll! i like that you love crafting so much! it's cool you can do something you love. see you tomorrow when i drop MY little monkey off at your house ! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, she is pretty!
Love the zoo pics, wish we had know you were going, we may have crased your zoo trip
katie

rachel whetzel said...

You freaking crack me up!! lol Off to see if I can find that money's blog... yep.
http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2008/09/blog_monkey.php
This one has PICTURES... http://ramven.blogspot.com/2009/02/blogging-monkey.html
heh heh

Genevieve said...

You guys are monkeys enough for me! Thanks for sharing your day at the zoo with us!

~ RM said...

Just stumbled across your blog... I'm dying to know if the zoo you visited is the Potowatami Zoo in South Bend, IN?? It looks just like it. Haha, sorry... Just wondering. BTW, I think your blog is great- very down to earth yet appropriately 'flighty'. (Not to be taken as an insult!) :) :) :)

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