Monday, May 27, 2013

{Olivia's First Zoo Trip}

I've had an emotional weekend (a story I'm not quite ready to tell), but I was determined to have an enjoyable Memorial Day. Matt & Mallorye had been wanting to take Olivia to the zoo for a while and today seemed like the perfect day for it. The weather was gorgeous! The temperature was mild most of the day and the sun shining brightly.

We're here! I think Olivia was excited because we all were :)

 Checking out some farm animals...the funniest thing might have been when she chased a chicken down the road. All I could think was, "what is she going to do if she catches it?" Luckily, the chicken was pretty quick and escaped the clutches of Olivia.

 Olivia likes the animals from a distance...even the statue kind...and wasn't too fond of sitting on this guy.

 Baby in a bubble...the newest exhibit :)

 Selfie's of me & Olivia...trying to keep her entertained while we waited on our lunch. Zoo food is expensive. Next time we will definitely pack a cooler! $45 for burgers, fries, & drinks for all of us.

 Olivia was so cute ... she held out her arms and wanted to hold the "kitty."

 ....and the meltdown! She really did quit well to be 15 months old. This was her only meltdown and was close to the end of the day.

 Checking out the giraffes with daddy.

 Another great exhibit..."giant caterpillars" on display :)
I couldn't resist...

 Sea Lion Show...this was probably my favorite, but Olivia's least favorite. She just doesn't quite have the attention span for it just yet.

 Me & Blake enjoying the show...don't let his smirk kid ya..he enjoyed it.

 Olivia wanted down by the water...I think next time we shoudl get on the glass side so she can get close and we don't have to worry about her falling.

 I love this picture....look at those feet! She is so inquisitive and really did enjoy each exhibit.

 Nana G and Olivia

 Uncle B taking his thing I learned...when taking small children to the zoo, take plenty of adults to swap carrying said child because they will not want to ride in the stroller all day :)

Matt & Mallorye back where it all began. We were at this very spot in 2009, when Matt asked Mallorye to start dating, so it's kind of special to them. I'm pretty sure they have a picture every year at this particular place.

 Family Portrait

 Blake just takin' it easy...

Walk with me daddy....

Ha! Blake was laying inside the little chalk man on the pavement. I love my kids and their sense of humor!

 Mallorye mimicking the if she only had a tail.

Me & Mallorye
Mother/Daughter....Best Friends

Me & Blake

Someone was either a little sleepy or not impressed with the gorillas

We had a great day and I'm so glad I pushed myself to get out of the house and enjoy the day.

Happy Memorial Day!!
Thank a soldier today :)

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