Monday, November 9, 2009

Hunter, the Zoo and Making Memories

We spent the day at the zoo. Hunter had never been so JB thought it would perfect weather to load the family into the car and go. I on the other hand thought "can't I just crawl back into bed and not be around people?" Nope... I spent the entire day around lots and lots of people laughing and smiling and having a fantastic day. I faked it. I smiled and laughed for the sake of family time but all I really wanted was to be as far away from these people as possible!! With that said Hunter had the BEST time ever. He loved and I mean LOVED the flamingos and as he calls them the "red butts" monkeys, he laughed so hard when he saw them it really was cute to see his reaction to those baboons. He was like a kid in a candy store rushing to take everything in. He did not like the lions, alligators, or the rhinos. He wants a giraffe so they can eat all the leaves off the trees and that way he won't have to rake them up, I do like the way he thinks, so smart my Hunter is. I felt so very sad for Willy the polar bear because he was all alone, he was the only animal that didn't have a partner. He even looked sad, just lying there doing nothing at all. Sierra captured some great shots of the birds, a parrot kept following me around. He was really beautiful. He was so close I could have pet him but I prefer my fingers attached to my hand so I thought better of it. By the time we got home last night I was exhausted but not Hunter he slept all the way home (all of an hour) and was ready to play some more so he rode his bike and played with Samsun outside until it was dark and had to come in. Can I just tell you that even though I didn't want to go yesterday I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Hunter now has memories of the zoo and riding the carousel with his Mom and laughing and smiling and seeing all the animals he sees on t.v. I love that boy!!

1 comment:

  1. So glad it was a fun day for Hunter! There is definitely a fun connection between kids and animals.