Saturday, February 20, 2010

2nd trip to the zoo

To celebrate Abbie’s 9 month birthday today, we went to the zoo with grandma and grandpa Maresh.  Abbie LOVED it.   She does this funny thing when she’s so excited she doesn’t know what to do – she does this ear piercing, earth shattering scream at the top of her lungs.  It’s pretty darn funny.  She just tenses up and full out screams.  She did that a lot today since she was so excited and she didn’t know how else to express it. 

Heading into the park.  Ready to go!IMG_8647

Quick family shot on the bridge before we went in.IMG_8656

First carousel ride!!  She wasn’t quite sure what to think of it and was diving for me most of the time, but she did stay on the rhino the entire time without crying at all.IMG_8665 IMG_8668 IMG_8673 IMG_8675 IMG_8682

Checking out the giraffe’s with daddy and grandpa.IMG_8684

We couldn’t resist the giraffe feeding encounter…  Abbie was just fascinated with the giraffe’s.  She wouldn’t take her eyes off of them, but if they got too close to her, she didn’t really want to touch them.  However, she’d reach for them if they weren’t paying attention to her.  It was really cute.IMG_8696

Mark’s mouth is open like this in 90% of the pictures I took.  Pretty funny! IMG_8702 IMG_8726 IMG_8727 IMG_8731 IMG_8735

Looking at the tigers.  If you look closely, you can see one laying there.  This is when she started to do her excited screams.  =)IMG_8761 IMG_8764

I couldn’t pass up this cute photo op.  (These photos are completely unedited.  I wish I knew how to edit them, but I don’t…. yet.

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Hitching a ride from daddy.IMG_8803

Looking at the baboon exhibit.  She watched the baboon walk all the way over to her and he got really close and checked her out.  Again, she was screaming. IMG_8821 IMG_8829

Watching the otters, while screaming of course.IMG_8844

Another photo op by the lake.  Did I mention how much I LOVE this camera?  IMG_8859

The bird caught her attention.  She watched it walk all the way by and then was trying to look around Mark. IMG_8863

We were looking at some big birds, but I don’t remember what they were called.IMG_8898

Checking out the fountain.IMG_8922

Petting the goats at the petting zoo.  She has an ear fetish.  She loves all ears, Mark’s, Sadie’s, the goats.  At least she wasn’t screaming.  Much.IMG_8948 IMG_8954 IMG_8968

Grandpa Dan works for John Deere.  Couldn’t pass up this photo op!IMG_8988

Look at the elephants with Daddy.IMG_9009

She LOVES being tossed in the air.  (Side note – my grandma made me that sweater and now it fits Abbie.)IMG_9029

Being at the zoo sure is tiring!!IMG_9049

We had such a fun time with her at the zoo.  It’s so much fun experiencing things with her for the first time.  It’s a whole new level of enjoyment.  It’s funny, I remember when I went to zoo’s and actually took pictures of the animals….  But now I have a MUCH cuter subject to photograph!  Her first trip to the zoo was in July, when she was 8 weeks old.  I cannot believe how much she’s changed in 7 short months.   Here are a few pics from the San Diego trip.IMG_6999 IMG_7104

This hat doesn’t even fit her anymore!!!!IMG_7148

2 comments:

Liz said...

The screaming is waaay too cute! Love it! Maybe you can get it on video! :)

Donna said...

Looks like you had a good time. The one with your dad and Abbie on the John Deere Tractor is too cute.