Sunday, April 19, 2009

Going to the zoo, zoo, zoo, how about you?



This weekend our local Children's zoo opened. Maddy has been asking for the last month when the zoo would be open, so we could hardly stay away. Since the sun was shining Saturday afternoon, we decided to make a quick visit. We have a great little zoo. In fact, they brag that it is among the top 25 children's zoos in the nation! I like it because it doesn't take too long to see everything and walk through, so you don't have to plan a long day there. You can spend as little as 30 minutes and walk the whole place! Some of the animals have not returned just yet as the evenings are still too cool -- like the crocodiles -- my faves -- so I'll have to wait until it really warms up for those guys!


Stare-down between Maddy and the billy goat! The goats are not kid-friendly at all. They are now behind fences after knocking numerous kids down over the past couple years and trying to eat their clothes or whatever else they could find. Baaaaaad Billy Goats!!


Here's a kid-friendly Lion. This is Leo the Lion (the only lion at our zoo) -- he eats trash!

Our other favorite animals are the peacocks -- love how they look -- the blue/green one was not showing his feathers today, but this white one sure was.





Today was the first of many visits, I'm sure. And guess what else they did over the winter?? They've expanded the gift shop!! It's even bigger!! A definite plus for the zoo in Miss Maddy's eyes! :)

23 comments:

Kimi said...

What a fun day! We have not taken Max or Vivi Jo to the zoo yet but we plan to this spring...this makes me want to go NOW!

Have a great week!

Kim

Felicia said...

Great zoo outing and I love the picture of the white bird...fantastic! Glad Miss M had fun at the zoo!

Kim said...

Sounds like a fun time. I love the Lincoln zoo! We love Leo but Alyssa is very afraid of the peacock. I am imagine how intimidating they look to a 3 year old especially with their feathers spead :).

Have a fantastic Sunday!

Jodee Leader said...

It looks like you had a great day at the zoo. Cute pictures of Maddy. We will be heading there soon and are looking forward to the upcoming fun walk in May!

Gail said...

Looks like lots of fun....love the white peacock! How pretty. I'm a single mom for 5 days because Dan is at a conference in Denver. It was rainy here today so I took the 2 kids to a movie. Have a great week!

Kim said...

What a great outing! When it warms up we plan on making a visit to our zoo as well. However, at our zoo it feels like you walk forever before you finally get to an exhibit, making it hard on little ones unless you have a stroller or wagon.

Love the white peacock!

Laura L. said...

Such fun photos! It looks like you had a great time. I'm looking forward to getting out to the zoo in a few weeks too.
That white peacock is amazing. Beautiful.

Angie said...

Sounds like a neat place! I'm sure my son would love it!

Heather said...

Maddy is sooo pretty! Our Em lives for the zoo, she sucks in every moment and refuses to miss one single creature! SO, now you have inspired me:)

Thanks for sharing your fun trip to the zoo.

Have a great week!
Heather

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am thinking that Maddy picked a stuffed animal at the new and improved gift shop!!

Sounds like a great zoo...glad to see that you all didn't get your clothes eaten by the baaaad billy goats:)

Have a great week!

Lisa

mommy24treasures said...

oh my that white peacock is gorgeous! We have never seen one!
Looks like a lovely day:)

Jennifer said...

Sounds like a fun day. We went to the Philadelphia Zoo last week.

That Peacock is so pretty!

Jen

Michelle said...

I don't think I've ever seen a white peacock before. It's beautiful!!

Glad you had a great trip to the zoo!

Lea said...

Love the zoo! One of my favourite things to do. thanx for sharing.

Lea
xo

Kam said...

I love going to the zoo! Ours in ATL is okay...I really loved the Fort Worth one years ago.

Maddy looked like she had a ball!
Great pictures!

Donna said...

That looks so fun!

Sharon said...

OMGosh, I have never seen an albino peacock! he is gorgeous! So is The Bad Mad! What a style queen.

Thanks for your great comment to day! It made me feel so much better!! You are amazing. I am crazy about you missy!!

Marla said...

A trip to the zoo is always a good time. I love the pictures, a white peacok? very pretty!

Erin said...

Stare down with a billy goat! That cracked me up. I myself like animals in small cages... I know that is kind of mean, but I like to get it done, if you know what I mean ;)

Rhonda said...

Oh fun! I wanna go! And I wanna see that beautiful white peacock, or whatever that was. I know Maddy was enamored!

Lisa said...

What a great time! We love the zoo too. It looks like you guys had a great day! Maddy is so adorable!

Lisa said...

Maddy looks more and more grown up these days!!

Super Mommy said...

Oh my what a nice zoo! I hope little Miss M had a fab time!