Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A Day at the Zoo

We've had a lot going on at our house for the past little while so I haven't been very good about posting. But a few weeks ago we spent the day at the Dallas Zoo with some friends. We had a lot of fun! Brooke loved seeing all the animals and running around with her friends and Nixon wasn't as interested in the animals, but he loves to be outside, so it was a good day for him!

We didn't see all the animals, it was just too much to go see in one day, but we got to see the tiger, the elephant, some giraffes, a ton of different monkeys, penguins, a white crocodile or alligator, I don't know the difference, other wild cats like a bobcat, an Asian fishing cat, ant eaters, and a lot more that I can't remember.

I felt bad for the elephant and giraffes because their exhibits were so small and had very little grass and no trees! I guess I'm just use to the Phoenix zoo.

It was cool how close we could be to see the animals though. Brooke thought this was a gorilla!

When we first got there we were waiting for some friends to get there as well, so they had a playground that Brooke loved to run around and play on. Then while we were still waiting we went to the petting zoo. Brooke didn't want to touch any of the animals, but she wanted to ride the ponies, which were put away, but at certain times of the day they are out and the kids can ride them. She loved looking at the donkeys, sheep, roosters, bunnies and guinea pigs, but don't ask her to touch them. Her friend Zara loves animals!! All sorts of animals and wants to hold them all the time and tried to get Brooke to at least pet one of the bunnies, but Brooke wouldn't have it. I don't think she likes to touch an animal unless it's a dog or cat!

This is in front of the otters. Brooke and Ella.

This was in front of the penguin exhibit. Brooke, Zara, Shelby.

Brooke's favorite was the penguins, she couldn't wait until we went to see them. And at the end of the day, the three older girls got to go for a ride on the carousel! It was a fun, but very long day!