Thursday, June 25, 2009

See What's Happenin' at the Zoo

Where we went today...
At the front gate.
William does not understand why he has to look at the camera instead of the giraffes.

This shot looks like a diorama, but if you look closely, you can just see a hyena running away from the window and into the green grass.

Appreciate the beautiful head...

But talk to the tail.

Gabe and the horse in striped pyjamas .

More striped pyjamas.

Look how nicely that elephant posed with the kids!

Just a coincidental resemblence.
(This said with a snicker and much affection...
Gabe loves monkeys and wishes he were one!)

Being the conscientious homeschool mom, I took the opportunity to point out certain interesting characteristics of many of the animals. When we came to this kudu, I asked the children to note its coloring and stripes. So many animals are striped like this. "Why," I asked, "do you suppose the stripes go up and down instead of side to side?" Theresa (the wise-acher) didn't skip a beat: " To make them look skinny?" she replied.

Us girls love us some pink flamingos.
But the boys...

...were all about the gorillas and monkeys.

And snakes.
And, of course, the buzzards were a big hit.

This guy looked like he was meditating: "Ohm...."
Got a little rain.
(I declare, Denver's going to look like Costa Rica by the end of the summer if it keeps going like this.)
He's just a big, brown teddy bear,
but, no, I don't want to be in there...

See, William, that bear's not complaining about taking his nap.
Sad, indeed. Two snappy dressers, with a common love of formal attire, separated by language, species, and a fishy smelling mote.

Hey! That one looks just like Stella -- only with horns!
(Stella's our milk goat.)

What did you say, Mommy?

I said: The End

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Joannof10 said...

What a wonderful zoo!!! We hope to get to the Syracuse zoo next week, but they have nowhere near the many neat animals that you all saw!

MightyMom said...

hubby has sung that song to the kids since the oldest was newborn.


anne said... the 2nd to last elephant pic, what is that??It's the "What Mommy?" pic...

Lisa said...

Oh, yeah, I should've explained that one. It's the same elephant as in the last pic, kicking up dust in our general direction. Ya wouldn't know that if you weren't there, to be sure.

Blessings each day said...

Loved it loved make it like a guided tour, but now the ever inquisitive me begs to ask, are the stripes going vertical for better camoflauge? don't leave me hanging here...

The children are still too cute and you look like one of them, not the mommy! And those WERE your beautiful, curly tresses that your photographer son caught the other day!

blessings and hugs,


p.s. Now I want to go to the zoo again!

Lisa said...

Yep, Marcy, it's to help them blend with the vertical grasses on the savannah - &:O) It's amazing how many of African animals have vertical stripes.

SQUELLY said...

Looked like so much fun! That elephant picture is so clever.

Bia said...

there is nothing like the zoo.

i remember once the boys got to witness an elephant going, eh hem, potty . . . an event that lasted 10minutes. i mean, the animal must of had a bladder the size of a blimp.

Aubrey said...

How neat! We've been to the Denver Zoo only once and it was after a record snowstorm and with a fussy 10 month old so we didn't see much of it. :(

I enjoyed your picture tour!