Sunday, April 22, 2012

a trip to the zoo

We enjoyed a trip down to the OKC zoo yesterday.  Callan is at an age where he points and watches and shows genuine interest in what he sees, so we had a lot of fun together and watching Callan enjoy the animals.

Our first stop was to see the sea lions.  Callan was entirely intrigued by them.  He pointed at them the entire time we stood there watching.

Watching the sea lions from down below.

Ya know, washing apples.

Callan enjoyed checking out the snakes and lizards at the reptile house.

Such a happy boy.
He loved riding around on Travis' shoulders.

Lesley and Callan, checking out the birds.

We waited in line for about half an hour to get a chance to feed the giraffes.

Callan, very eagerly, took lettuce leaves from Travis' hands and held them out to Ellie, the giraffe.

He loved it.  No fear.

We packed a picnic lunch and enjoyed it under a canopy of trees in the picnic area.

Where there is a table, Callan will climb and stand on it.
Boys will be boys.

Checking out the Galapagos tortoises.

This chimp's name should have been Linus.
He dragged that blanket from the top of a hill, down and around until he was out of sight.

Travis' favorite exhibit is the nocturnal animals - particularly the bats.
Hundreds of little, flying rodents is absolutely disgusting, yet fascinating at the same time.

Josh, Lesley, and Callan checking out the grizzly bears.

Callan - such a little boy, pressed up against the glass, with the other kids, watching the black bears eat.

This moment almost made me choke up, realizing just how fast he's growing up.

I just love this look that Callan and Josh are sharing.

Sliding with Dad.

Family photo.

Monkeying around.

This white peacock was absolutely stunning.
Especially perched up in the tree with the sunlight filtering through his tail feathers.

His buddy was sitting a little ways away on the fence.

We had a beautiful day, good company, and lots of fun.


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