Sunday, April 22, 2007

First Trip to the Zoo

Our weather has been amazing this weekend...reaching the mid to high 70's! It was also opening weekend of the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. My Aunt gave us a year long membership to the zoo for Christmas and we have been itching to get Olivia there for the first time. This was the perfect weekend for it, so we decided to make today our first trip (of many, I'm sure) to the zoo!

Instead of adding to the hundreds of strollers being pushed around that place we decided to strap the Baby Bjorn on Todd and just walk around. She seemed to enjoy being strapped to Daddy. Since we will be going to the zoo many times this season we did not feel like we had to see everything, so we thought we would just visit a few attractions and let Olivia see some of the animals. Here is Olivia and her Daddy by the monkeys!

She really enjoyed all of the commotion around the zoo. Kids running everywhere and lots of exciting things to look at. I am not sure how many of the animals she actually noticed but we did point them out to her and tell her what each one was. Some of the bigger ones seemed to spark some interest. We took her on the log ride in the Australian Adventure and I even managed to snap a picture of the three of us...

After an hour or so Todd was getting quite tired from carrying Livie around. Remember...the child does weigh over 18 lbs! Not to mention that it was pretty warm and we did not want Livie spending too much time in the sun. So we stopped to relax in the shade before heading home.

We are looking forward to taking her to the zoo many times this summer. It may not mean much to her this year, but by next year she will probably be begging us to go every weekend. It is such a nice zoo and Todd and I enjoy going, so I know she won't have to twist our arm! It was a long day for Livie and she passed out on the way home. How sweet...

So thank you Aunt Sue Sue for giving us such a special gift. We will have many special memories from our trips to the zoo this summer as a family!

5 comments:

Wormie said...

Sounds like a GREAT day!
If that isn't one of the cutest babies ever, I don't know what is! She just gets cuter and cuter!!

Jude said...

The zoo may have many attractions, but Olivia in her summer hat has to be one of the best attractions out there. I think her thighs could be an exhibit on their own!!! She is amazing!!
Nana

Katie said...

Isn't the zoo is the best? We spend so much time there every year. With a membership, you can just go for an hour and it's worth it! We go and have lunch there sometimes just for a change of scenery since it's so close to our house. Cami is starting to love it too!

Good to see you guys this weekend - make sure you email me the pictures of the girls you took!!

Heather and Jason said...

Sure looks like Olivia enjoyed the zoo! What a great day to be there too. We agree with grandma- how cute is she in her hat!

Kim and John said...

so cute. Looks like fun. Come see us in St Louis!!!