Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Mommy and Me at the zoo

In early May, Matt and I took Parker to the zoo for the first time. I was a little worried that he would be to young to appreciate it, but I love to go to the zoo anyway so I took advantage of the Macy's "Mommy & Me" event, bought a T-shirt, and went to the zoo for a discounted price. At first Matt and I would try to point out the elephants and giraffes and Parker wouldn't know the difference between those animals and stationary objects like a rock or a fence. Actually, he found the fence more interesting than the animal about 70% of the time. The trick was to look at the small, quicker moving animals. He couldn't take his eyes off of them. He loved the turtle swimming around in the tank and kept trying to grab it through the glass. I love Parker so much!! He is the joy in my life.

Parker trying to grasp the turtle

There is no animal in there, but Parker thought the water was fascinating

Parker wanted to eat that ear so badly

Parker refusing to look at the giraffes

His hair was greasy from the sunscreen that I put on his head since he kept taking off his hat.
He has beautiful eyes, doesn't he?

I think he liked looking at the rhino...or maybe he just liked looking through a window.

He doesn't look so happy here, but he loved going to the zoo.


The Oldroyd's said...

I love the Zoo. We had a year pass for 3 years. Cameron went probably 3 or 4 times. And it is true they don't really know the difference but someday they will appreciate that you took him. We did not get another pass this year but we will in a few years. Looks like fun.

Laura Jett said...

lol. I can't believe how big Parker is getting! He is so cute! I loved taking Dante to the zoo!! He was so fascinated with EVERYTHING! Gotta love kids! :D

jfarnsworth said...

I took Alix to the zoo last month and I don't think she really understood what was going on but she loved being outside in her stroller! Parker is getting so big and he is so adorable!