Zoo Trip (1 of 2)

So I got even lazier.  That’s not really true at all considering how busy we’ve been.  Instead of a usual things I’ve made post (although I have some of those and some changes coming outside soon), this is going to be things that we’ve done or at least a start of that.  It’s been a really busy month and a half. The first weekend in our busy month was the first weekend in June when we headed down to the St. Louis Zoo with my parents for Tyler’s first zoo trip.

It’s a pretty long drive to St. Louis for a then nearly 15 month old, but he got through it like a champ.  We had a pretty good day for it too.  It was cloudy but not rainy and actually a little chilly.  At least the weather didn’t exhaust us by the end of the day.

Eric and Tyler both have a love of touching things so they got a lot of that at the zoo.

Eric and Tyler both have a love of touching things so they got a lot of that at the zoo.

Grandma and Grandpa Ensor came with us for a fun filled day.  Tyler's pointing at one of the monkeys in the monkey house.

Grandma and Grandpa Ensor came with us for a fun filled day. Tyler’s pointing at one of the monkeys in the monkey house.

It was a pretty long day for all of us. We all left home around 9am, and we met my mom and dad in Effingham to ride together to St. Louis. We finally got to the zoo around noon. It was immediately time to eat. We were all starving by then!  Finally it was time to see some animals after that!  We found out that Tyler really loves the animals.  No particular favorite just all animals. He would point and call them whatever name of an animal he could actually say even if that wasn’t really at all close to what the animal actually was.  The ones he got pretty close were dog for a hyena, and he mooed at some antelopes that looked like cows.  All the animals were new and fun for him, so I’m not sure he really had a favorite.  If I had to guess, he may have enjoyed the monkey house the most of all.  He loved saying “ohoh ahah” to the monkeys and pointed a lot.  It was rather adorable if I do say so myself.  We took lots of pictures, but the following are a sampling of what we saw.

Lions taking afternoon siestas.

Lions taking afternoon siestas.

My favorite of the day were these two kangaroos.  I took about 5 shots of them boxing with each other!

My favorite of the day were these two kangaroos. I took about 5 shots of them boxing with each other!

Tyler rubbing the gorilla's nose for good luck.  It's like Lincoln's nose right?!

Tyler rubbing the gorilla’s nose for good luck. It’s like Lincoln’s nose right?!

 

 

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