May 16, 2009

My "grand" Mother's Day Week - Day Five

On Monday morning we decided we wanted to get out and do something special for the kids. Andy's and Ellie's friend and her two children met us at the local city zoo and we had a great time there. Elylah finally had two little girls to play with...



And Ethan got a free ride from Aunt Ellie!


All we had to do was point a camera at Owen and he smiled!




Deacon and Olivia liked the penguins...




Can't remember what this animal's name is?



When Deacon got chilly, he had to wear Elylah's pink jacket, much to Andy's groans...




There was a really neat indoor area that boasted a giant turtle, lots of jelly fish, and this star fish display...




as well as a play area where kids could literally climb the wall!

Deacon: "humm, I THINK I can!" ...





Yes he can!



Here the children see themselves on TV...



At last we came upon a small outdoor playground area where the kids could run around and let off some energy!









Not sure how eating popcorn produced these faces?





There is a beautiful, new area of the zoo which features a butterfly garden and teaches children how a caterpiller transforms into a lovely butterfly...



These water fountains will help cool things off in the heat of summer...

(Elylah claps as Olivia takes a bow!)




I thought it was great that she took time to smell the flowers without any prompting!





A little skinned up knee doesn't keep Deacon from riding the caterpiller!


Owen takes it all in, but his eyes are starting to get droopy...





Andy may not be able to get up...






and Ethan is definitely done...




Guess its time to end our happy day at the zoo. I was thinking maybe we had so much fun because we all belong there?

1 comment:

Wanda said...

Wonderful day for you and family...and a wonderful post...popcorn photo made me smile!