Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Very Busy Weekend!

   I'm getting a little behind with so many things going on this past weekend!  Let's see....   On Friday, we took the kids to the Indianapolis zoo.  We'd gone to the Nashville zoo last year, and it only took us three hours to get through it.   We got to the Indy zoo at around 10 in the morning and by 5 that evening, everyone was so tired we had to pack up and head home.  And we still hadn't gotten to see the bird and butterfly areas nor the gardens!  And the animals!  They had every kind you could imagine!  It must have been a good day or something, because many of them were right at the fence.  It was a little weird standing about three feet, literally, from an African lion!  And about 5 feet from a huge white rhino!  The rhino saw the crowd and walked over to the fence and just stared up at us!  He was enormous!  I've never actually been able to catch the zoo animals that close before.  Normally, you can barely spot them sitting on a rock, or laying in the grass some distance away.  I got a lot of good pictures.  Christian LOVED the train ride and the carousel just about more than anything there!  :)  He wanted to ride the roller coaster but was just a few inches too short of the required height.  So Andy took him and Audra for another spin on the train and I sneaked back to the roller coaster for one ride.  Now I'm not real big on roller coasters and you'll NEVER get me on a real big one.  But this one was pretty small, so I mustered all my courage and climbed aboard.  I have to admit, it was fun.  But one ride was enough.  We were all so tired by the end of the day, but we had a great day as a family.  Christian thoroughly enjoyed himself.  You can tell that by the look on his face in the pictures below.  :)

Wouldn't want to meet up with him in the woods!

I love Christian's grin!  He's having the time of his life!  (Pardon the woman in the back ground with a baby bottle in her mouth.  She probably would be mortified if she knew she'd been caught doing that!  :) 

At the dolphin show.  I just love watching dolphins!  They're beautiful!

The dolphin show.

Riding the train. One happy little boy!

Jess, I couldn't help but think of you guys in this safari section.  :)

We could have fed the giraffes, but it was getting late so we passed on that.

These guys were massive!

And this picture isn't zoomed!  We were really that close!  It was great!

Nice, kitty, kitty....

The penguins...one of Christian's favorite stops.  Those little fellows can flat swim!

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