Thursday, July 24, 2008

Baltimore Zoo

Christian, Emma, McKenna and I traveled to my parent's house on Tuesday. Ryan was out of town on business so we decided to do some fun stuff (Abby and Nate have some special trips planned with us later in the summer...this was Emma's turn. You'll see Abby's adventure in Aug. and Nate's in Sept.) We were planning on going to the Baltimore Zoo on Wednesday but there was an 80% chance of rain, so we decided to go to the free movie at Regal Theater. Must to our great dismay the tickets were sold out when we got there, so to fend off our dire disappointment we ended up at Chuck E. Cheese. I didn't take any pictures because we've all been to Chuck E. Cheese and I've decided that I go a little overboard with the pictures sometimes. Grandmom babysat McKenna today (Thursday) and PopPop joined us for a beautiful day at the zoo. We spent five hours checking out every single exhibit and we left with tired feet and some great memories!

This was the highlight of the day. Christian's been telling everyone that he saw "a monkey do a circus." This baby chimp was really showing off and Christian and Emma were right there to see him swinging and banging on the glass. It was one of those priceless zoo moments when an animal actually cooperates and does a little entertaining.

We have a picture of Amy on this lion when she was about 4 years old. Then one of Emma when she was 2 1/2 and now we have one of her when she is seven.
This baby elephant names Samson is the star of the zoo right now. He's four months old and so so cute.

Hanging out in the bird's nest!

Christian and Emma climbed up a spiral staircase inside a giant tree and then they zoomed down this very fun slide over and over again.Emma was a little nervous about this cave with bats in it.
Christian didn't seem to mind this dark cave with bats, skunks and snakes in it.

Christian petting a goat with a random friend.

Emma on the farm.


Katy said...

What a FABULOUS zoo! I've never been to that one - the one in DC several times, but never Baltimore's zoo. I suppose we always did the aquarium. It looks great - did you actually ride a camel? Amazing!!! So glad you got to enjoy special times with just Emma and Christian! :)

Jenn said...

i must say that this zoo was a blast to be at! i think i had more fun with the kids i went with then they did, lol! i love the pic of pop pop as a turtle!!! too funny. i wish it just wasn't sooo hot when i went, it was almost 100 degrees. we didn't get to go to the farm or play in the tree house... definitely worth a trip back. glad you had fun and a nice day to do it!

the*4*of*us said...

How fun!!!!

Anonymous said...

Emma told PopPop her two favorite things were the baby elephant and the toads. She really has a thing for toads now that she has had them as "pets" at our house. PopPop said it was a really great day. Your pictures are wonderful, as usual. I loved having McKenna all to myself for a while. There is nothing like holding a sleeping baby. I did finally lay her down, but I held her for as long as I wanted.

Heidi said...

What a great day! The zoo looked like so much fun!! Bryson has asked me the past 2 days (at totally randsom times!) if he could get together with Christian. Give us a call when life settles down for you some (Is that even possible?!)

Heather said...

What a nice zoo! It loks like it has alot of hands on exhibits! Looks like you had the perfect day...I bet Emma and Christian slept well that night!
Heather W.

Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone had a great
time at the zoo! Emma, I would
have been a little nervous about
the bat cave also...that could
have been a little creepy!

You know, I have always wanted to
ride a camel..was it as fun as I
Love to all

Erin said...

Tim and I have been wanting to go there with your parents for a while, maybe we can share the same fun adventure soon. What neat things they have! I know Emma enjoys her time to herself, what a treat!