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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Boo at the Zoo!

On Sunday Mekhi took his first carousel ride at Zoo Atlanta. We were attending the annual Boo at the Zoo! celebration and he had a wonderful time. During the event there are six "trick or treat" stations set up in the park. I really like this idea because it keeps the amount of candy collected to a minimum and because there are animals to distract my son I was able to get away with taking most of his candy without much protest from him.
We saw this beautiful tiger come down to take a drink and I had to catch a quick snapshot. It seemed like our timing was perfect for everything, most of the animals made an appearance shortly after we arrived at each exhibit. And as any zoo going person knows it is sometimes difficult to see the animals on your time schedule!
This is the baby panda and she is so adorable. I cannot remember her name and she is not that small but she recently celebrated her first birthday. It is amazing how quickly these animals grow.
One of my personal favorite animals is the gorilla and this silverback male hung around with a crew of three other bachelors. It looks like he posed for his close-up doesn't it?

Our day at the zoo was packed with animal sightings, candy stations, friends and lunch. The weather cooperated and it was almost warm enough to be considered Indian summer. Although Mekhi was unwilling to wear his dinosaur costume, he was on the lookout for dinosaurs in the zoo. I guess it will take awhile before he understands that they are now extinct! In the meantime we will be checking out the dinosaur show at the theater for puppetry arts to satiate his desire to see dinosaurs!

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39 comments:

blueviolet said...

I have never once seen a tiger or a lion awake at the zoo. That is a phenomenal sighting!

Mekhi is such a cute little boy now! Where did the baby go?

Buckeroomama said...

I love trips to the zoo. Looks like you guys were really lucky that day. Pandas are notoriously lazy and are always sleeping...

Kacey R. said...

Oh the zoo is so much fun. I am glad you had a great time. And if you guys ever find the dinos you let me know. Ryder looks for them too. LOL

Kekibird said...

Love the pictures of the animals. But I especially loved the picture of your little man. What a handsome boy!

Muthering Heights said...

What a FUN concept!!! I love the idea of doing a "Halloween" activity in an educational setting!

Petula said...

I'm glad you guys had a good time and the weather was nice. That picture of the tiger is absolutely wonderful. It's amazing how powerful he looks even in a still shot. The panda is adorable, but not as cute as your little man. It's funny how you call the silver back. He is definitely posing. :)

Genny said...

Looks like it was a really fun first time! Such great photos!

Naomi said...

Wow! Reminds me that we need to get back to our zoo soon...

Angela said...

I'm always partial to pandas, but that tiger shot is wow! Love all those muscles as he crouches over for a drink.

Jenny said...

I love the idea of the trick or treat stations...that's great! I always enjoy seeing the pandas and gorillas at the zoo, so it was super fun to see them both in one post. Very cute photos!

Momstart said...

I wish it wouldn't rain and be so cold here, we went to the zoo this weekend and were drowned rats, but my kids had fun

Looks like you guys did too

Bridgette said...

Great shots! Happy WW!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Our zoo does that too! We didn't go this year though. He is SO so cute! So glad you had fun!

sheila said...

I think I'm stunned that you've got such good zoo pics. Every time I go to our zoo the animals aren't doing anything. Now, that gorilla in your post makes me laugh. That expression is hysterical! lol

Jen said...

Looks like a fun day. Great pics.

Jen from
Creative and Curious Kids!
http://raisingcreativeandcuriouskids.blogspot.com

Jen said...

Looks like a fun day. Great pics.

Jen from
Creative and Curious Kids!
http://raisingcreativeandcuriouskids.blogspot.com

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Looks like a fun day....great pics!

Susie said...

The zoo rocks!! Looks like you had a great time:-)

Kat @ For the Love of Chaos said...

Looks like FUN!!!! I used to LOVE going to the zoo... in our hometown we had a nice one; now we don't have one anywhere around us so our kids have NEVER been. I need to try to remember to take them next time we go visit my mom!

Thanks for sharing - your son is SO cute :)

mannequin said...

Oh... I just love him to pieces. I also love you to pieces for grabbing the candy while he wasn't looking :)
A mom's gotta do what a mom's gotta do!

Annie said...

What a fun day at the zoo! I wish our zoo had some of those animals, ours is pretty small. But those are fantastic photos of them too!
happy WW!

KellieS said...

You captured some keeper photos of the animals. Sometimes it's hard to get them to "pose" for you. We took our youngest daughter to the zoo this summer for the first time. And she loved the carousel, too!

I found you at My cup to yours. Hi, I'm Kellie from Women's Life Link. You have a beautiful family!

ErinJeany said...

That looks like it was so much fun! I can't wait to take Elijah to the zoo this year! Happy WW!

The Blue Zoo said...

Wow! Looks like so much fun!

Marie said...

Looks like it was so much fun -- my kids would have loved it too!

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

He is GETTING SO BIG!

We love the zoo!

Ms. Latina said...

Mekhi looks like he was enjoying that carousel zoo ride! Reading your post and looking at the pics reminded me I need to plan a visit. My oldest used to attend the zoo classes when he was younger, need to place my Prince, the 8 yr old, in a few of those now. The oldest had the best time learning about animals, petting the small ones (fox, rabbit, turtle, etc.) and helping with the feeding. It was a great way to learn thru play.

Whew, I almost created a post in your comments section LOL

Happy WW!

Tara aka "Mama Koala" said...

Love the panda pic:-) My son refuses to ride on the horse on the carousel--he likes to sit on the benches!

Tooj said...

What great photos! I never get such close shots of the animals. :) Your son is getting SO big.

SageMom said...

I love going to zoos. That is so funny you took his candy away while he was distracted by the animals =)

Jenni Jiggety said...

You have WAY cooler animals at your zoo than we have here! Awesome pictures!

strokeofliving said...

I'm glad that you and Mikhi had a fun time!!

strokeofliving said...

Renee,

You were the second person to figure out today's Wordle. Good job. Now there are others who want to play so I might delay announcing the Wordle winners until Friday's post, I'll see.

Stefany said...

What fun!!!!

Puanani503 said...

glad to see that you two had fun at the Zoo..and what beautiful pics!

Dominique said...

Love the pic of the panda bear.
Happy WW

Kristen Andrews said...

how fun is that! I so envy your warmer weather!

Boston Mamas said...

Oh man that's a lot of cuteness (little person, big animals). -Christine

flytie said...

ok, so "boo at the zoo" isn't just a lafayette, la thing, lol!

i love the panda. :-)

and look at cutie pie mekhi. :-D

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