Tuesday, April 13, 2010

First visit to the zoo

During our stay in the Iron City we took a trip over to the zoo and let me just say that it was wonderful. The weather was perfect, the crowd was minimal and we even got a little surprise when we got up to the ticket counter and found out it was half price day! James and Audrey have always loved animals (as most kids do) so it was a real treat to see their little faces light up when they realized that they were actually looking at REAL animals! When quizzing them the other day about all the animals we saw and the things we did, the first thing Audrey said was "OOohh an dat daddy wion took that mama wions food aaawaaayy." Interpreted to: while we were visiting the lions they put on a real show for us when the "daddy" lion jumped up on the rock where the "mama" lion was and stole the giant chunk of raw meat she was chewing on. It was pretty cool and apparently stands out in Audrey's little mind! I put together a little slide show of our visit, as there were just a few too many pics to put in one post. Hope y'all enjoy, we
sure did!!
video

8 comments:

Becky said...

OK...did this make anyone else cry? WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME? I'll be watching this again and again. Thanks, Manny

Dianne said...

Well, I reckon the faster-than-the-speed-of-light recollection of years ago and our own children and zoos and JOY remembered and now revisited in James and Audrey's eyes. That makes MY eyes moist. The sweetness of the here and now for 'manda and Jon. The love that colors EVERY photo posted here. It's a beautiful, godly experience. Every time. Love it and you all...and your musical accompaniment ain't half bad, either.

su said...

Yup- now I'm cryin.. Just as an aside- we're probably not all tearing up for the same reasons! Huh?

Amanda said...

Awe, why y'all crying for different reasons?

Dianne said...

I 'splained MY moist eyes...

Sam and Nelda said...

Girl! You are good! I mean...you are sooooo talented!!!

It was such a wonderful day and your Daddy and I were so thrilled to get to have the blessing of shareing it with you! (even if we didn't ride the train)...:-)

Dani said...

I just love the pictures of James and Audrey in the giraffe cut outs. :)

Anonymous said...

Well, some of us may be tearing up cause we remember our own children at the zoo, and some of us may be cause we miss our grands so darn much, and can't be with them to experience all those first times!