Monday, June 29, 2009

Lions, and Tigers, and Bears oh my!

We made a trip to the County Zoo on Saturday and had a blast!  Right now there is an exhibit where you can go in with free flying birds (mostly parakeets but still cool) and feed them.  

Gabe, my Mom and I went in.  Mike hung out and waited for us outside.  He does NOT like birds. So we got out stick with food stuck onto it and went in.  It was so neat.  I ended up with several birds at one time on my arm all fighting for the food.  Gabe got to pet several and he thought feeding them was a blast.

At the end of the day we HAD to ride the train.  Gabe had been calling for the Choo Choo all day.  Every time we crossed the tracks he puts his hand on his forehead like a salute and looks both ways and hollers for it.    The line was looooong though so we had to wait through 2 trains before we got on.  He was definitely a tired kid by then.  So he doesn't really look like he is enjoying himself but he's been talking about it since so he must have had fun.

Next year I think we'll buy a pass so we can go a couple of times.  We didn't actually get to see everything in one day because it's just too long of a day still.  I think we were there about 3 hours.  Gabe napped a little in the car on the way there but didn't nap at all after we left and I really thought he would.    

We stopped at the humane society on the way home too.  The one was stopped at is so nice I don't feel guilty just visiting.  We were checking out dogs.  It will probably be a year or more before we seriously consider a dog and NOT a puppy but it was fun to look.   I think 4 cats will be enough to keep us busy for awhile.  Until we have the house settled and a fence a dog isn't something we'll really talk about.  

Another summer weekend gone so fast.  I can't believe that June is almost over.  Where does the time go?!  I want more weekends with the family where the weather is nice.