Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Zoo Love

    This past Saturday, April 21, 2012 Moma, Karen & I took Kason to our local Zoo in Gainesville, FL located called The Santa Fe Teaching Zoo which is located at our local community college. I remember taking Colby & Brandon there when they were around 6 & 4 1/2. Boy how time flies!

Check out this photo out...You can tell Kason does not want to have his pic taken. His little lip is pooching
out!! Priceless. He was ready to go see Zoo animals. :)

Awww, Karen is loving on Hootie Owl. I love the look on Kason's face. He sure loves his Moma...& Hootie Owl.

We absolutely enjoyed ourselves. I love spending time with my little 2 yr. old nephew, Mom & Sister. It honestly gets no better than having them for the whole day & just being able to take our time.

 Visiting a zoo with a little one makes you see things through a childs eye. It took us around an hour to go walk through the zoo. It's definitely not a big zoo & they didn't have a zebras, giraffes or elephants, but it was no big deal. They did have the cutest little monkeys! Kason L.O.V.E.D the monkeys. One of the three kept playing right there where we were standing. The little monkey would swing all around & then jump right on the front of the cage where we were standing! It was hilarious. The first time it happened, Kason wasn't sure if this was a good or bad thing, but after we started laughing, Kason started laughing & appartenly the monkey thought we were funny because he jumped several more times right where we were standing. Awesome part of the day!!

"Look Moma!" Yes, he was still watching those monkeys play together!

Let's look at the beautiful bald eagles:

Seeing these big gophers brings back memories of visiting Busch Gardens in Tampa, Fl when I was a little girl. :)

Sun bathing turtles!

This little baby turtle makes me smile every single I look at this!!
Isn't it just too cute?
The zoo wasn't crowded which was very nice to have plenty of room to let Kason walk run.

This is the first tree kangaroo we've ever seen!

Some type of hogs...I can't recall the exact name!

Time to take a break & make a phone call. I just happened to snap this pic...I have no earthly idea
who he was "pretend talking too."

My Moma aka as Kason's Nanny. She is a pure nut....She makes all of us laugh, that's for sure!

Kason was handing out kisses & I made sure I got one!

It was hot & muggy. That's why my face is so red!!!
I just <3 Kason's shoes. His Daddy picked those out. :)

Kason & his Mommy taking a break...

Kason loves owls. (He got that from me!! He owns two stuffed animals which are owls gifted from yours truly.) This was his first time seeing a real live owl!! I am in love with owls. I've started collecting owls..I'm now the proud owner of four!

I just adore this pic!!!

Some type of deer. Karen asked Kason, "what would your Daddy do to this deer & he replied, "shoot". Yes, Jay is an avid hunter just like my three guys. :)

This tiger freaked me out! The glass / plexi glass was so crystal clear you could not tell there was anything
protecting us from it. Kason walked about 1/2 in the cubby hole & turned around & got out!! Then guess who had to crawl in there? Yep, Nanny!!! Kason still didn't want to go back in there.

After the zoo we headed to Michael's craft store and then to eat lunch @ Olive Garden. It was so so delicious! Kason was just a good little boy. He ate salad, breadstick & loved dipping it into the alfredo dipping sauce & then he ate lasagna. After lunch we went to Kohl's and shopped for a few minutes and then headed back home. It started raining on the way home and Kason fell asleep. He was a tired little boy.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day together. This is what memories are made of. :)

Karen bought Kason this lollipop at Michael's for a whole .39cents! What a deal. :) He dearly loved
it. :) While Karen & I were in line checking out, Kason wanted to walk outside with Nanny with his lollipop in hand, but Karen told he he had to wait until we paid for it. So he waited & asked us every 10 seconds, "paid?" So as soon as it as the cashier rang it up, he was out the door with Nanny & his lollipop. :)

Thank goodness for coloring pages at Olive Garden!

My beautiful sister!

Oh how thankful we were when it started raining. I'm sure all those local farmers who've planted watermelons were thankful too!!

Oh sleep little boy with his Hootie Owl.....I wander what you were dreaming of? Maybe monkeys, owls, deer or turtles?

This is pure preciousness!!!!!

To be totally honest, I was dog tired and that is tired. This stupid Fibro is such a pain to deal with. I got home around 4:15 and went straight to bed. I slept until 9pm! I was just exhausted. Then I was able to go back to bed and sleep until Sunday morning.


Sara said...

Love this post! He is so cute! I love how excited little kids get at the zoo. I took my friend's daughter a few months ago and nearly every picture I took of her is her pointing and smiling at some animal. Her poor little arm must have been tired at the end of the day from all the pointing!