Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fort Worth Zoo

Some of our dear friends, The Longs, invited us to skip church one Sunday and take the kids to the zoo. We obliged since I had been wanting to go to the Dallas Zoo. I grew up going to and love the Fort Worth Zoo so we gladly accepted the offer that was put on our table. We did opt out of going to Joe T's after but think it was the right decision for naps and our wallet even though the margaritas and enchiladas were screaming my name! Hope you enjoy some of the pictures we took of Brody and Cash's first trip to a zoo! It was a great age for Brody to go since he can recognize the animals and get excited about seeing them. Cash, well, he was just along for the hot stroller ride!

Our first air conditioned stop of the afternoon. The fish, turtles, and alligator tank. We all enjoyed watching these guys!

Gavin looking at the alligator, fish and turtles.

Such a poser and I love him for it!

Hungry boys!

Just being sweet and cute, as always!

Brody and the flamingos

The best pic we could get of the penguins. Whoever did that penguin movie (Happy Feet?) really nailed the look of the penguins!

Cash was so good the whole time, until he realized he was WAY hungry towards the end of our time at the zoo! We did not realize what time it was and all of a sudden Cash was ticked! Gabe quickly shoveled in the baby food while I took Brody to the gorilla/monkey area. Baby Cash you are the best! Thanks for being such a great baby!

We got lots of pics like this! Precious little boys!

Hide and Seek! Can you spot that lazy lion?

Beautiful Zebras

One of the black bears. Snoozing....just the way I like him! :)

A sleepy white tiger. This seemed to be the trend on this steamy June afternoon!

Brody watching the Rhinos

And there he is! Our rhino friend taking a bath!

The elephants are always great!

We definitely do not do these enough! My sweet family! Love these people with every ounce of my being!

The giraffes and their crazy tongues ;P

Gavin being sweet to Cash, and Cash is just eating up all that attention!! ;) He L.O.V.E.S. older kids!

This is probably one of my favorite parts and I'm glad we went here last. The air conditioning was simply amazing! I kid, I kid. These creatures are extremely fascinating to me and I could watch them for hours.

Some gorillas chomping down on some delicious greens.

Blog friends, please meet my friend, Gary the Gorilla. He was literally at the glass, I mean plastic window. It was so neat to see him so up close. I wanted to get Brody's picture with this friend of mine, but he wasn't having it. We can thank Daddy for that later.

The two cutest, most adorable, fun little two year old boys! I hope they stay this innocent forever!

Love this zoo, except for the fact that Gabe thought it would be really funny to tell Brody that "....it's gonna get you!" for every animal. This made Brody quite afraid to get close to the animals and ruining an awesome photo op. The Fort Worth Zoo is ahighly recommended place to go. The next zoo on my list is the Dallas zoo. I've lived in the DFW area all my life and I have never been to the Dallas Zoo...can you believe it? Then, next year we will try to go to the San Diego Zoo when we are there for a dear friends wedding next fall!

Thanks Brooke, Stephen, and Gavin for inviting us to go along with you! We had a blast!