Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Zoo

What do you do on a 100+ degree Saturday? Why - take your kids to the zoo! At least that's what me and crazy Carolyn did two weeks ago! We loaded Colby and Henry into the car and made the two-hour trek to the St. Louis zoo! It was so hot that we drank how many bottles of water...and I'm not sure we ever had to use the bathroom!

Colby and Henry loved it. We mapped out the animals that we wanted to 18 months old, they didn't need to see everything....just the 'majors'. Below are a few pictures courtesy of Carolyn, because photog that I am, I forgot my camera in the car!

Outside the penguin house. Colby loved the penguins. The zoo strategically places gift shops outside a lot of the major exhibits. Colby would reach out to the stuffed animals yelling "this one! this one"...which translates to "I want one"...but a penguin was the only stuffed animal she scored that day.

Yep...still waiting in line to get into the penguin house. The air conditioned exhibit was well worth the wait in that heat though!

Colby and I inside the monkey house!

She loved the monkeys.

So much that she tried to climb in. Darn the glass!

The hippos were a hit. There was one that was quite the performer always swimming past the glass for the kids to see.

Waiting for more of the hippo.

At the children's zoo, there was one of those water fountains that springs up from the ground. Colby was a bit timid at first, but she soon got the hang of running through the water. Henry on the other hand was running toward the water before his feet hit the ground!

We had a good time!...but Carolyn and I agreed on the way home that for the rest of our lives, we're only going to the zoo in April and October! We'll brave the cold and heck with that heat!!! :)


Jen Robinson said...

Simply adorable!!! I wish I could meet your little cutie!!! Maybe when Gretchen and I come to IL to visit Kendall!

Thanks for the Colby update!!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, a post on Colby!!! She looks so much older in some of those pics and her hair is soooo curly!! I just love her!

Love - Kori

Anonymous said...

How fun! The kids had fun and wasn't that the reason for your journey? Colby really is growing and changing. Enjoy the hot summer days.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Kori - Colby's hair is getting so curly! I love, love the picture of you and Colby - you guys definitely show you were having a good time. (you were at a zoo - how could you not?)
Aunt Stacy

Anonymous said...

Connie - I just can't get ahead of you posting - you are just a second ahead of me.

Anonymous said...

Yay for Colby pictures! She's gotten so big and her hair is longer and curlier, too, I think!! I think anytime you go to the St. Louis Zoo it's 100+ degrees! It's inevitable!!

Thanks for posting! Can't wait to see you in just over a week!
Love ya,

Brittany said...

I agree with everyone else - she looks so big and her curly hair is adorable!! I love her outfit too :) I can't imagine how fun a zoo must be with two little ones at that age- the picture of Colby trying to climb into the Monkey exhibit cracks me up! :)

Anonymous said...

Looks like you all had a good time, even with the heat. Her hair has gotten so long. Cute pictures, thanks for posting.
Love Grandpa and Grandma Rankin