Saturday, March 28, 2009

I'm drawing a blank...


While the weather on Friday wasn't PERfect for the zoo, it was a good day. No stress, no time-frame, and no agenda. LOVED it. The big dinosaur exhibit opens on April 4th, and the dinosaurs we glimpsed through the trees and at the fountain were COOL. We will definitely be heading back to check out the full collection of animatronic, growling creatures.


I took tons of great pictures of the 3 stooges. Very cute, happy, etc. But my MAIN focus at this visit wasn't capturing their quirky smiles...




...Nor was it to take pictures of ideas for Justin and I to build for an art/natural science unit on animal habitats. (We are TOTALLY making a papier mache animal exhibit...)
And though I was glad to get another of my yearly "3 kids walking towards a tunnel" pictures...
(I only had to threaten Justin with a wildly embarrassing singing Mom at the zoo to make him hold hands with his little sister)...

It was the little things at the zoo that caught my attention!
While the kids were laughing at the animals, I was giddy over jonquils and daffodils.

While the polar bear paced, I was busy counting the crocuses...

But nothing compares to the effects of 5 hours of walking, running and climbing at the zoo.

(Yes, those are sleds in my van. What of it?)

FYI: If you are at the zoo, and find a lovely, black stuffed dog? Please turn it in! Corinne lost her big brother's doggy and many 6 year old tears were shed over this tragedy!

9 comments:

Gettysburg Mom said...

I once tramped all over Sun River Resort in Oregon looking for Rex, a stuffed dinosaur. Luckily, asking everyone I saw actually worked and he was safely returned to the family.

Your daffodils are further along than mine! How's that possible?

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

See, those are not MY daffodils. They belong to the zoo. My daffodils were planted by the last owner and are suffering... I wonder if they even bloom anymore??

Tonya said...

love the 3 kids going towards a tunnel picture. And the threat too funny :)

anymommy said...

Aw, that last picture is priceless. I'm a wee bit jealous. I may not survive until spring here.

the mama bird diaries said...

Glad you all had fun!

sheila said...

Great pics! Looks like it was a decent day weatherwise. Is your weather like ours in Cleveland? Like sunny and 65 one day and 30 and lightly snowing the next? I imagine the weather is pretty similar.

Pretty flowers. Nice to see them making an appearance! I only have one lonely daffodil in 1/2 bloom. :(

Nap Warden said...

We are so going to check out the dinosaurs when it opens...and I have sleds in the back of my car as well;)

Badness Jones said...

I love passed out kids in the car. It means I get to listen to the radio in PEACE! I'm so glad you had such a good day, I can't wait to get my kiddies to the zoo.

Anonymous said...

April 4th! Thank you! I have been wondering when in April the dinosaur exhibit opens. I can't wait to get back for it. I found $2 off coupons in the checkout aisle at Dominicks.

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