Tuesday, August 23, 2011

zoosday tuesday

I've had so much fun the last few days with my nieces.  They came to church, went to the library and today was the zoo!  This morning started off with the girls making bacon-cheddar biscuits (YUM) with Papa.  They were delicious (proven by the fact that I ate them too quickly to take a picture).

 Full of biscuits (and coffee for Aunt Weeza) and decked out in safari hats and glittery sunglasses, we headed to the zoo!  Now, I should warn you: when I'm around my nieces, they're so gosh darn cute that I turn into the paparazzi.  I just can't help myself taking pictures (and I know my sista's gonna want to see them!), so get ready for LOTS of snaps.

 Cute sisters holding hands.

A very well-accessorized Gigi holding my hand (one-handed camera skills! impressed?). 

Natalie walking with Papa and Nonnie. 

Our zoo adventure began with a tapir sighting while Gigi continued to look like a safari diva.

Then came a precious little monkey.  Both girls spoke "monkey" to it ("oo oo ah ah!"). 

Then there was a fun community lesson on chickens, complete with making our own little chickens. 

 We saw a gorgeous, vibrant peacock.

And Natalie fed some chickens. 

 Then, it was on to the petting zoo!  These sheep were extra cuddly (but must be SO hot in wool in the Texas sun).

 This goat was giving Gianna quite the look.

It later tried to find the goldfish crackers in her bag. 

 Both girls loved the bunny rabbits.

(This might be my favorite picture from the day.) 

The look on this goat's face is pretty priceless. 

Natalie then conducted her very own train. (Also a favorite pic from the day!)


There were lots of colorful birds.

This little cheeky fellow was my favorite. 

Then, we got a lesson about reptiles and pet some turtles... 

  ...and a lizard.  

 And then things got a little more adventurous (gulp!).

 Gigi the little monkey getting a ride with Papa.

 And a couple of artsy shots...

So much fun!  Love those precious nieces of mine.


Monica said...

They are adorable!

We love the Victoria zoo--I think it's the perfect size for kids this age.

Karen said...

The one with the sheep is naturally my favorite too :)