Tuesday, April 21, 2009

First Time to the Zoo... and Barely Interested

Gwen went to the zoo for the first time on Friday. Some friends had free passes with their membership and invited several of us along. It was great to get out of the house, especially since the weather had been cold and rainy... it was wonderful to have a glorious sunny reprieve!

I guess everyone else thought so too. Or maybe it was because of spring break for some schools. Or maybe it was the new baby elephant. (which we didn't actually get to see because the line was 1 1/2 hours long). Whatever the reason, the zoo was packed.

Charlotte thought the lions were a riot. Can you tell she is screaming in excitement? She was so funny to watch!

Gwen didn't enjoy the animals as much as Eliza and Charlotte did. As usual, I think she thought her Binky strap was more entertaining than anything else. But she did enjoy the stroller and being outside. She actually took her nap in the dark Aquarium with about 200 kids creating quite a screaming din. But, interestingly enough, it was that din that provided the white background noise she needed to fall asleep. Huh. Who would have thought.

So at the end of the trip, I was shocked to see two awake lil girls in those car seats rather than two conked out babies after all that excitement. I guess she likes the zoo. Despite how little interest she expressed in the animals. BTW, she has since become extremely interested in the antelope on our wall. She cranes her head back to stare at it. Maybe those animals made an impression after all...

Thanks, Anita and Sarah, for inviting Julie and me along! It was great!


  1. I'm glad you guys enjoyed the zoo!! :) I got a membership - now that Joey is older, it is so worth it! He loves the zoo. I think my favorite part is the Lorakeets in the Austrailia part because you can feed them - so fun!

  2. That looks like such a fun outing! I'm sure Gwen will eventually think the zoo is cool. Weston was only interested in the ducks when we took him for the first time. I can't get over that picture of the baby getting so excited about the lions. How cute is that?!? Anyway, glad you got some time out and about in the sunshine with friends!

  3. I'm sure Gwen had a good time. Sydney's just starting to get really interested in animals--dogs and birds are the ONLY thing that get her crawling around outside--so maybe Gwen will like the zoo more when she's a little older.

  4. Fun! I have to admit that Kiffer didn't go to a zoo until he was 20 months...which was perfect! He was completely interested and tall enough to see quite a bit without help. We went to the Akron Zoo...much smaller, perfect size for kids...not too overwhelming and hardly any lines. Wanna go sometime?

  5. What a fun time you must have had! It was such a pretty day too! I'm glad you got to see the animals with your cute girl. We'll have to go together sometime!

  6. At least you got some adorbale pics from the event!!!
    Thanks for coming last night to gardening club

  7. It looks like quite a glorious, sunny day! Gwen is quite a doll herself! I love her concentration face with the binkie strap. : ) How nice that she has lots of friends her age! Even another Charlotte. : ) There is only one baby Charlotte's age in our ward, but there are 6 due between May and August! I can't wait.