Sunday, January 13, 2008

you... belong in the zoo...

the san diego zoo!! (anyone who has lived in san diego, you know the song!) ahem, excuse me... the WORLD FAMOUS san diego zoo!

yesterday we took a little "vacation." well, not really, but it felt like it - and that's what counts, right? we decided to put our complimentary zoo ticket from our cable company (yeah- random, i know) to good use and took advantage of a sunny winter morning. we got there right as the zoo opened (which i now know is the ONLY way to go) and had soo much fun! i was so excited to show owey all the animals (i think if i were to do it all over again i would study biology or zoology- yes, i heart animal planet) and i totally get it that owen could probably care less, but still... it was so fun! i love having this little guy to make me excited about the world and see things like i am seeing them for the first time. i really wanted him to be as fascinated as clint and i were (little known fact about clint - he knows more about animals than pretty much anyone i know. jeff corwin doesn't count because i don't really know him.) but, really o was just excited to have so much to look at and to be held by his dad most of the day. maybe when he's a little older. i wanted to get an annual pass, but clint thinks we should probably hold off until he can see things more than 10 feet in front of him. probably a good idea. regardless, what a fun family day! did i ever mention how much i love san diego?

in the stroller... what a cute kid!



with dad...


see the itty bitty baby panda? i swear i was so taken by all the baby animals now that i have my own little one..


checkin out the fishies up close and personal...


you didn't know he had a whole aviary named after him, did you? (neither did we!)


one of the highlights of the trip... a monkey digging through his poop. seriously! what is he looking for? can anyone solve this mystery and tell me why in the world they do this?


i always thought this is where Heavenly Father got really creative...


and my favorite part of the zoo - the polar bears!! sooo cool (and hard to imagine these fun, playful little guys are the ferocious killers of the antarctic that you see on tv- poor baby seals!)


owey can hardly contain his excitement!

2 comments:

Madsen Family said...

Jess, You DO belong in the zoo, but that's why I love ya. I, too, want to live in San Diego so I can go zoo-hopping in the middle of January wearing only a jacket. Yet, here I live in upstate NY and I swear to you it is just as cold as where those Polar Bears originate. Brrr! So, so glad you enjoyed your outing. Owen is just getting cuter and cuter everyday!

The A-Team said...

Your day at the zoo sounds like it was a fabulous one. We've got to go together! Maybe in a few months when the little tykes are a bit older. I'm pretty sure we could convince our husbands to let us get an annual pass...maybe. ;)