Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Zoo!


We had so much fun at the Cincinnati Zoo today! I have never been to the new giraffe exhibit and it is well worth the visit. You get to feed the giraffes, they are such cool animals and really quite sweet. This photo is of Maddie handing the giraffe his cracker, what you don't see is that she chickened out and handed the cracker to me to give to the giraffe and I got slimed by that giant tongue. LOL The keeper told us that they are fed rye krisp crackers and when I asked if any kids ever tried to eat the crackers he took a big bite and said that humans could eat them too. I think I'll pass........................



I just had to show you this peacock. He was quite vocal, if you click on this top photo of him, you can see him yelling. He scared Maddie to death but Sydney just looked at him like he was funny. These guys are all around the zoo and whenever Maddie seen one walking around she would hop in the stroller as fast as she could. I've never been able to get a photo of one fully opened before so I quickly grabbed a shot. But they are noisy little boogers............









Here's just a few more photos of the giraffe exhibit. We spent the majority of our time here. The girls have a zoo pass so they can go back anytime and see the other animals. It turned out to be such a beautiful day and the zoo was not very crowded. Maddie literally gave me one second to snap this top shot of her. I asked her if I could take one of her with the giraffe and she said "cheese gommy" and ran away. LOL Sydney had no choice but to have her photo taken in her stroller but she laughed and laughed everytime one of these guys came within her view.







Hi you cute little guy..........








These last three are photos of my sweet little girls(my grands). I took alot more photos but I'll save them for another day. I forgot how much fun the zoo is until I look at it through the eyes of children.

Anyway, hope everyone has a great weekend. I probably won't post again until the photo challenge on Saturday. I've been having some fun with this challenge and have some fun shots to share. I have all my photos taken but just need to look them over. There's still time to play so go here and join the fun. Well, I am off to class and tomorrow we are going to see Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as he passes through Cincinnati. Maddie is beyond excited..............



8 comments:

Lynne said...

I loved the Cincinnati Zoo. Do they still have white tigers? They were my favorite. And they had penguins!

But here in Atlanta, we have Pandas!

June said...

Great pics! Last year the giraffes never came that close to be fed - guess becaue it was new and they were adjusting. Can't wait to go this year and see them. We will have to meet Maddie and SAS!!

Brenda said...

I can see the delight in your babies' eyes and smiles. Looks like ya'll had so much fun!

Mr. Peacock is strutting his stuff trying to find Mrs. Peacock. Ain't Spring wonderful?

Donna said...

What a fun time you all must have had! I would SO love to take a few hours off and visit our zoo...I love zoos!
Have a Wonderful weekend sweetie!hughugs

Donna said...

Zoos are so much fun, and even more so with young'uns! Love that tongue on the giraffe, hahahaha!!!!!!

Sally said...

Awwwww, look at those sweet, sweet babie's of yours. They are so adorable!

We like the zoo also. And, down in St. Augustine, at the Fountain of Youth, peacocks just struttin' all over the place. They are very pretty, but yeah they make noise! :)

Cindra said...

Great photos! That last one would be a great photo for eyes... she has some beautiful blues!

TCKK said...

I love the Cincinnati Zoo too. I haven't seen the new giraffe exhibit yet either. Great pictures.