Monday, July 4, 2011

Monday Mugs - The Zoo

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Mondays are hard! Blogging on Mondays shouldn't be!
Today's theme for Monday Mugs is: The Zoo

Happy 4th of July Everyone!!!

I have for you today, pictures from our trip to Utah's Hogle Zoo. 75 degrees and perfect. Almost perfect. Daisy threw-up in the car on our way to the zoo. Do you remember our throw-up filled trip to CA? OH WAIT. I never told you about our trip? I must have been trying to block most of the memories. I was having terrifying flash-backs! Luckily, the Little Weirdo was fine the rest of the day. Yay!

We saw lemers.............
 ........this darling baby elephant and her mama.............
 .........and this very flexible orangutan.
 We found out that Lily is the same
size as an adult female gorilla......
 ............that looking at the giraffes makes Bailey tired.............
 ...........and that Daisy has mastered the 'parade wave'.
She waved, to everyone, the entire time we were on the carousel.
 My cousin and her cute boys met us there. River and Daisy were instant best friends. She wouldn't let go of his hand because she didn't want him to get too far away with those snacks! LOL
 And check out this Very Acceptable picture of 6 children. All of their faces are pointed in the right direction!

There was a really cool exhibit with life size dinosaurs. They were placed all around the zoo and they moved, made noises and some them even sprayed water at bystanders.

When we got home, the kids went straight to Great Grandma's. Today, the "imaginative play" required pretend food. Lily whipped up some garden sushi.

Daisy played "If You Give A Pig A Pancake" with Atticus (the dog).

Every time we would walk through my Grandma's front yard on our way back to my Aunt's house, I would bribe ask Daisy to sit by the pretty flowers and let me take her picture.


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Jodee said...

It looks like you had loads of fun at the zoo. Cute pictures!

Rachel said...

Glad the puke wasn't an indicator of things to come! Loving the baby elephant, but have to admit that my favorite animal on you zoo post, was Atticus! :)

Pam Bowers said...

The zoo looked like lots of fun. I loved Lily's garden sushi. That's the kind of creative playing I did as a kid.

Lindy said...

Love daisy's yoga pose. That was a super fun day at the zoo once we got thru the traffic jam leading TO the zoo .. Miss u

Kim said...

What a fun zoo trip! I hope you are having a great Independence Day, I will for sure link up again after vacation.

Angie Vik said...

Every family should have a fun set of zoo pictures. Love the ones of Daisy by the flowers.

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

It looks like a great trip to the zoo! That second picture of Daisy by the flowers is ADORABLE!

Mighty M said...

A fun time for all! The elephants are so cute!!

Brandi said...

Awww, now I want to go to the zoo! LMBO - the giraffes make Bailey tired! I have a very similar pic of Avery with his head in the mouth of a dino at Disney! haha! Puke aside, looks like it was a great day! :)

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Fun times! I love Daisy's expressions. And we are overdue for a trip to Kennocot. Though I'm a little afraid my three-year-old will jump into the pit!

Oh, and I think I have a fix for you! When I was using internet explorer I couldn't comment either. So I downloaded a firefox browser--problem solved. Though people's followers disappear more in firefox, so sometimes I still switch back and forth. Uhg!

Emily, Jerimy and River said...

Finally getting caught up on your blog. Love it! We had such a fun time with you guys!