Friday, July 3, 2009

A trip to the zoo...

We went to the zoo today. It was perfect zoo weather. I thought it might not be too crowded because people would be busy doing other things for the 4th of July holiday, but I was wrong. It was pretty crowded...good thing it is a big zoo.

I remember the first time that we took the boys to the zoo. Spencer was a bit disappointed that the boys were not totally enthralled with the animals. They actually were pretty excited to see pictures of the animals on the signs, but were a little less than impressed with the animals.
All ready for their first trip to the zoo.
May 2003
Over the years, the boys' interest in the actual animals has grown, but they do still like the zoo for many different reasons....
Like today, Ben's favorite exhibit was the "blue dinosaur, with no head". Hmmmmm.....

And, Charlie's favorite "animal" at the zoo was a stick.

Our traditional stop for zoo ice cream was also a hit.

Charlie liked Ben's better than his own.
And, when Ben's ice cream was done, he liked Jack's...Charlie is lucky to have such generous brothers! I'm glad he didn't want *MY* ice cream!
Happy 4th of July!!!
And finally, since it is Friday, here is a quick zoo flashback...
Drew, Ben ,Jack
May 2006
Charlie's first trip to the zoo.
August 2006


Far2009 said...

that giraffe looks amazing, and your boys are really cute.
Happy 4th of July.

DESJ and Company said...

looks like they had a blast!
happy 4th!