Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Lowry Park Zoo

We got to go to Lowry Park Zoo last weekend to help celebrate Andrew's 2nd Birthday. It was a lot of fun! The birthday party was at the "Zoo School" where they got to play on the playground before going inside to learn (and pet!) various animals. And of course there were cupcakes which all of the kids thoroughly enjoyed. After the party we had access to the zoo. Before they let us loose they took us back for a sneak peek at the Reindeer! It was pretty cool but I'm not quite sure Connor knew what a Reindeer was exactly or why it was so special this time of year.

They also got to go in and pet/brush the goats. That didn't interest Connor too much though. What he really enjoyed was the train ride. He rode it twice, once in the back and once in the front. He loved being "the conductor" and tooting the horn. :)

Instead of the train ride Ava and Cate went off to ride a llama, all by themselves. We half asked Connor if he wanted to, totally expecting him to say no but he said yes! We thought maybe he didn't realize he had to go by himself. As in without Mommy or Daddy. He did though. We couldn't believe it. He is getting to be such a big boy!!

Not only did he ride the llama but he even rode a roller coaster! Not sure how much he liked it and even told Daddy it scared him when they got off, but he didn't cry or anything. Where did my baby go?!?

Addie seemed to enjoy herself as well. Not much there for her but she took in the sites and cheered Connor on when appropriate.

On the safari ride we got to see a giraffe which John and I thought was really cool. I can't recall ever seeing one up close like that. We will definitely be going back soon though. There was so much we didn't get to see and an overall great zoo.

For more zoo pictures click here.

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