Monday, August 22, 2011

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh my!

Instead of buying the kids toys or clothes for their birthdays this year, my sister and brother in law decided to take the kids to the Birmingham Zoo.  Needless to say, it was a hit!  Also it was darn hot! We decided to all trek down on June 12th so go see all of the animals, and for Brayden, the choo choo that rides around the zoo.

I'm thinking that more trips to the Zoo are necessary from now on.  When we went, the Zoo was doing the African Safari so they had elephants! I could probably yak on and on about the Zoo, but I'll let the pictures do the talking.

The Macaws greeted you as you entered the Zoo.

Patiently waiting for the train to move with their cousin, Ryan and Uncle Craig.

Brayden was SOOOOO excited to ride the train!

They did really well and listened.  I was proud.

Brayden loved him.  He didn't want to leave him.

Funny story about the Tiger.  Aslynn really wanted to see the Tiger and when we got to the exhibit, the trainers had him up to the fence where you could get close.  Well, as soon as we walked up behind some people, the Tiger decided that it had had enough interaction and was done, so it sprayed and growled at the crowd.  Needless to say, we lucked out and didn't get sprayed.

Naptime for the kitty.

Aslynn really liked the kitty.

I'm pretty sure it was naptime all over the Zoo.
A little interjection.  It was hotter than Hades.  Now granted we live in Alabama and summer knows no low temps below the 80's for the most part, and this day was no exception.  Monica said that next time we'll go in the fall.  We even got there early in the morning and it was still humid as all get out.

Prior to the trip, Aslynn had started calling horses "who-has" since Brayden would say "yee-haw" every time he watched Toy Story.  Thus her new obsession with "who-has" was born.  

Needless to say that when we rounded the corner and came across the Zebras, Monica got her wish of hearing Aslynn scream "who-has" at the top of her lungs.


Ryan rode the Camel.  Brayden REALLY wanted too but momma vetoed that.

Aslynn and her Uncle Craig.

He wasn't too sure about the splash pad at first but then he didn't want to leave.

gobble, gobble

It's hard work being a Princess

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