Saturday, June 21, 2008

A Trip to the Zoo

Last week before Nana headed home we decided to take a special trip down to the large zoo in the city. We got there early and were some of the first people in the zoo. We spent almost the entire day there, not leaving until after 5, all 4 of us completely exhausted. We saw almost everything we wanted too, although we missed the elephants again.

Lilypad Princess and her dad on the skytram
Bronx Zoo Skytram

We decided to give the Children's Zoo a try this time. Last year LP was too little, this year there were some things she enjoyed, but there were a bunch of older kids there on field trips and after being pushed out of the way a couple of times she pretty much decided she'd had enough. She did enjoy the fox ears though, I remember these from when I was little. (Note to Nana, can you scan in the picture of Brian D. and I with the same ears?)

Bronx Zoo Fox Ears

Lilypad Princess liked the tigers and alligators, she also enjoyed listening to all the peacocks. We found out that Lilypad Dad can stretch as high as a tiger.
Bronx Zoo Tiger Stretch

During a little break for some water and a pretzel.
Bronx Zoo

The two biggest hits of the day were the Bug Carousel and the Butterfly Garden. Lilypad Princess got to take 4 rides on the carousel, once each with Nana, Lilypad Dad, and me, and one more trip when a nice woman on the shuttle gave us her ticket because she liked LP's knock knock jokes.

Nana and LP
Bronx Zoo Bug Carousel

Bronx Zoo Bug Carousel

Lilypad Princess loved the Butterfly House almost as much this year as last year. It was a little more crowded and a little hotter this year though, so we didn't spend as much time. She was also disappointed that none of the butterflies would land on her finger.

Bronx Zoo Butterfly house

Bronx Zoo Butterfly House

She enjoyed the rest of the garden more this year though. She loved being the butterflies and honeybees.

Bronx Zoo Nana Mom Dad 2008166

Bronx Zoo Bumblebee


lil ole' me..... said...

The ears picture is one of the best pictures I've ever seen! Love it!
And, the picture with LP and the butterfly is adorable.
Sounds like y'all had a fantastic time at the zoo..... :)

Buby & Bleu said...

Oh, I can't wait to go there now! We go every summer, at least once. Last year we skipped the Children's Zoo part, too. But Buby would get the biggest trip out of this now. I can't believe you got a clear photo on that carousel. Must've been with your mom's camera, right? Ugh, LOVE that camera. And the closeup pic of LP in her hat. Very cool moment she's in. I just turned the laptop to show Tom the one of you all with the ears on so he could get in a good laugh before bed. Ha!

Barefoot Princess & Family said...

Great shots from the zoo! She is so photogenic. We have not been there since last Mother's Day. I think it is definitely time to go again.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

It has been a while since visiting... that trip to the zoo looks like so much fun... there is nothing more fun then going to the zoo...