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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

a day at the zoo!

Last Friday we took Charli to Lincoln without her knowing why or where we were going. We got to the zoo and still didn't tell her! She walked in with some hesitation and after we were about 15 steps in we told her we were at the zoo! I wonder if we would have talked about it all the way there if she would have been more "hyped" about it, she was pretty calm all afternoon!

She did have fun, but I think was expecting to see an a little bummed about that! It felt like we were missing something since Harper was at daycare, but it was very nice to have a day with Charli - she didn't have to sit and wait while we fed or changed him, was all about her that day! She was excited to get to take him to Lynn's house! I think she was proud to take him in like a little mommy!

When we got home we all went to eat BBQ at Columbus Days...Charli wanted corn on the cob - but we didn't get any! She then sweetly asked her grandpa borg for ice-cream...guess who got ice-cream! :-)

The pictures are in backwards order, so consider this a view of our day in 'rewind' mode :-)

this was funny, it was talking to her and she was a little scared at first! It ate trash, sucked it right up out of your hand!!
stuffing her cheeks like a squirrel with grapes on the way home!

after the zoo we went on a walk around the park

on our train ride around the zoo! it is hard to take a picture while driving in a train and holding on to your child!!

waiting for the train to start!

Charli sporting her new backpack she picked up with a monkey attached to the outside in a little carrier. She looks like a big girl...

beautiful butterfly!

i think she looks like she just fits in this frog!!!

hmmm, I think I have seen cuter ;)

yep, much cuter!

her new buddy the bear!

saying "hi" to her new friend that day! too cute!


walking in the "spooky forest" she said!

she made lots of little friends that day!

the butterfly blends into her shirt!!

amazing :-)

she has wings!!

hanging by the seal!

they just fit together so perfectly, don't they!?

just waiting for dad to get his pop :-)

feeding the ducks, they aren't too intimidating!

they came at her like this and scared her!! So she fed them by throwing it at them!! They didn't mind :)

she got to take a pony ride - and enjoyed it!!


Grma and Grmpa Preister said...

Great pictures! Looks like you had a good time! Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Looks like ya'll had a great time at the zoo! Landon has his pic in that frog deal as well when his grandma and grandpa russell took him there. It's such a fun pic!

Deqlan said...

aw, what a beautiful butterfly Charli is - looks like you had a great time! We taking Deqlan to the zoo for his birthday and hope he has as much fun! Have a lovely day!

Anonymous said...

What a fun day..........and what very cute pictures. Looks like the zoo has a lot of new things .
Glad you got to go and have a good time. Love Mom

Rachelle said...

Looks like you all had a great time!

The Hudcaps said...

How much fun!! You always take such great pics. What a nice surpirse for Charli.