Saturday, August 8, 2009

MN Zoo (June 2009)

We were able to go to the MN zoo in June~ I know, late posting, huh? Anyway, I just wanted to share the photos from our day. We were very sad that Nathaniel couldn't join us, but he was with his dad at the time. We had a great time at the zoo, and we even visited a "farm."
Here is a picture of (most) of our family. Terry, me, Caleb, Madelyn and Cole.
Terry, Caleb and Madelyn are enjoying the monkey showing off!

Yes, there is a tight rope walker up there...and it is a monkey!
Pink Flamingos. You only see those at the Zoo in Minnesota,
Caleb playing "Peek-A-Boo." He had a great time playing in the rocks.
Madelyn was a bit excited about the whole Zoo day. She had a blast!
I love the monkeys! I think they are so entertaining!
Caleb and Madelyn got a close-up view with the bear. Caleb was very unsure of it when I first walked up with them to get a better view.

Then the bear looked right at Caleb. I am thinking he thought it was better that the bear was on the other side of the glass!
Terry and I~ so happy and in love! WOW~ we have been married 5 years this month!
I love the wild cat kingdom! Here is a Cheetah enjoying the laziness of the day.
I had to zoom the lens to capture this picture of the Tiger so far away. He is beautiful!
Cole! He is such a happy baby! He had a great day looking at the animals. He did so good, too!
Caleb had fun surprising Cole and making him giggle. It was so precious.
I love our new stroller! It is great having a stroller to fit all three kiddos on it. Plus, Caleb and Madelyn can get off and on so easily.
Terry and I love watching the Prairie Dogs. They are so comical, and entertaining~ not to mention adorable! :)

Giraffes are such an amazing animal! I am fascinated by them all the time. There are some Zebras in this photo, too.

Ostrich strutting by...
Here are some camels all hanging out together.
Here is the "farm" at the MN Zoo. We had a great time walking around in here. It made Terry and I feel like we should be living on a farm. Caleb and Madelyn so much loved and enjoyed the animals. Maybe we will just have to move to a large lot of land someday...get some animals, and work around the farm idea. :)

Baby goats are so cute! The kids sure enjoyed these "kids."
Madelyn was hugging any animal that got close enough for her to hold onto. It was so cute!
Caleb was trying to hug this little goat, too.

More hugging...
So much love. Madelyn is our BIG-Time animal lover. Anytime she sees an animal, she comments on how cute it is, and just hugs it (animal-willing).
It was a great day at the MN Zoo. We highly recommend going to visit a Zoo. Our kids enjoy looking at all the animals, and learning about them. We hope to get to the Zoo a few more times before the snow starts falling, too.


JR Photography said...

awww.. i love the zoo pics. You and Terry are so cute. I can't believe it's been 5 years! Madelyn is such a doll. I am glad you guys had such a fun time. :)

Kristie said...

What a fun time! I have yet to get our little ones to the zoo. I'm looking forward to seeing their faces the first time they see all those animals! :-)

l♥ving life as mommy and wife! said...

Love the pics!! You look great Sarah! I too LOVE your stroller!! SO convient for you and for them!! Its good to know that COle enjoyed the Zoo at his age, I know Ryan cant wait to take Cayden!

TopazTook said...

The Minnesota Zoo is great, and wonderful for kids! I'm impressed that you saw the tiger, too -- he's always hiding under the long grass somewhere when we're there.

Jeff and Mandee said...

Looks like so much fun!! Zoos are such a great place to take kids.....watching their faces light up while they watch the animals!

Momma Mango said...

Cute pics! Cole is getting so big. Sitting up like such a big boy already! Cutie!

Congrats on 5 years, you two! :)

The last time we went to the MN Zoo was when I was preg with Ruby, in August, so 2 years ago this month! We should go back before school starts! Hmm... thanks for the idea! :)

Julie said...

Terry, Caleb and Madelyn are enjoying the monkey showing off!

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Qtpies7 said...

So fun! I really need to get in gear and get tickets to go before school starts. Maybe we can go together next time.

Gretchen said...

You can see from your children's faces what a great time they're having! We love going to the zoo, too. Haven't been to one yet this year.

Shop with Me Mama said...

Those are some great pictures!! I love the swimming bear one, wow! And your stroller is kinda cool too! Talk about a must! I need to get one of those NEXT year :)