Wednesday, December 8, 2010

we're going (went) to the zoo zoo zoo

The Saturday after Thanksgiving, Matt, Jonah, my sister Sarah, and I went to the zoo. I had been meaning to take Jonah all Fall and it just hadn't happened yet. I was afraid it would just get colder, so even though it was chilly with a high of only 51, it was good we went... seeing how the high this week has been in the mid-30's. Jonah was a lot of fun. Cool for other people is perfect for us, and it was not crowded at all. He loved strolling in the sunshine and would pay attention to the animals who were close and active. Unfortunately, it was cold so a lot of the animals were sluggish and because the NC Zoo has so many great habitats, a lot of the animals are a little too far away for a 21 month old's focus. I may consider a zoo membership as he gets older. He did not like the indoor, dark exhibits at all and cried in most every one. He would cry and say "okay, okay" which is how he says "all done." It was heartbreaking and adorable at the same time. I thought my sister was going to pee her pants from the cuteness.

I don't know what this face was.

Jonah being scared of the Sea Lions.

Jonah being scared of the Puffins. He refused to even look at them. (I, however, adore Puffins. Matt's favorite is the Fennec. We missed him somehow.)

For being known as such a ferocious bear, the Polar Bear sure is cute. I was amazed at how big his paws were.
Deac sometimes lays like this and I think it's pretty funny. Not as funny as when a Polar Bear does it, but funny nonetheless.

This is a photo of an otter. Jonah could focus on these guys because they were pretty active. And by active I mean I'm pretty sure that they were fornicating. I didn't post the photo of that. You're welcome.

Jonah's favorite part was the 4D Dora and Diego movie we saw. He's all of a sudden really into "Gah-Goh," as he calls him. Sarah and Matt pushed me to do it, but I was worried that he would freak when the lights went down and the sound was loud. Much to my surprise, as soon as the movie started, he said, "Woweeee" and "Gah-Goh!" and kicked his legs the whole time. He LOVED it.

He did not, however, love when they took his 3D glasses aways. PUNKS!

The giraffes were completely out of view when we got to there, but soon came galloping from behind the tress. They were only visible for a couple minutes, but it was so cool to see stampeding giraffes. (Can it be a stampede if there are only four?) Anyway, it was really neat, and we got there at just the right time.

We had a great time and I can't wait to go back in the Spring.


trooppetrie said...

did they fix the glass around the gorilla enclosure. we live that zoo

Whitney said...

Beautiful pictures! It looks like J had a good time! I'm glad you ALL could enjoy a change of scenery!

Noah's Mommy said...

We moved to NC in Feb and have been to the zoo 2 times. We love it. I am also considering a pass for next year.

The Newlyweds said...

Thanks, now that "We're going to the Zoo Zoo Zoo, how about you, you, you" song is stuck in my head! I love all the pictures and will think about this song for the next week...

Sarah Joy said...

They weren't fornicating ... they were giving each other piggy back rides!! haha, that's what we have to tell my nephews when their dog starts attempting to fornicate with our dog. LOL

Libby said...

All the pictures are cute; I'm especially impressed at your picture of the gorilla through the glass.

Jessi said...

Great pics! I love zoos.

Wanda Wilkinson said...

That first picture...was Jonah saying "look at me, aren't I adorable, why look at those other things?" (haha) Glad everyone had a good the pictures.

Love you Christmas pictures also..Thanks for the Christmas card, compared it to last year...boy has Jonah grown & matured...

Love ya

Laura A said...

Awesome! So glad Jonah had a good time (and too funny that he would not even acknowledge the puffins!)

...and yes, thanks for not showing those fornicating otters! LOL!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Love from TX,