Tuesday, January 13, 2009

ABC Wednesday

Z is for...
photos from our trip to the Zoo (albeit without any pictures of real animals)
I am taking advantage of ABC Wednesday being on the letter Z this week to share some photos from our impromptu trip to the zoo last fall. The highlight for K was seeing the monkeys swinging wildly around their cage. They seemed to be the only animals not much affected by captivity. They made a big impression and K still talks about "monkey feet".
The ride on the carousel. Katya was surprised when the animal she chose to sit on started going up and down along with the round and roundness.
By the end of the ride she found she enjoyed it a lot more when she didn't have to hold on at all..
Tobiah was a little less than impressed by the outing.

We were kind of surprised by K's reaction to bridges with gaps between the boards. When she noticed she could see down below, she froze up and hung on to our hands, or here, the side for dear life. She was trying so hard not to step on any cracks. We tried to explain that nothing would happen if her feet landed on a crack as she walked but it didn't seem to make much difference.

The giraffe slide was fun. K and I went down this over and over. I think she would have been content just sliding the rest of the afternoon!


kikamz said...

looks like the family had a lot of fun at the zoo!

nice choice to end round 3 of ABC wednesday!

Babooshka said...

Very cute

Rose said...

The children are adorable:) Reminds me of taking my grandchildren to the zoo a few years ago; they were about this same age.

Mindy said...

Looks like a great time! My Kyle is the same way that those kinds of bridges, it's so funny. And what a wonderful slide. :)

Dragonstar said...

Lovely "Z" post. My kids were that way over bridges with gaps too.

On behalf of the Team, thank you for participating in this round.

Jay said...

They had a giraffe slide like that in Auckland zoo, NZ. My sons, then about seven and four years old, loved it!

Poor K on the gappy bridge! Just shows you that not all phobias are learned. ;)

Joelle said...

Hey! I didn't know you had gone to the zoo! Call us up next time - Audrey loves to see Katya! Glad to see a new post!

~Michelle~ said...

What a fun day! I haven't been to the zoo in years! Looking forward to visiting with M one of these days! The giraffe slide looks really cool!!!