Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Zoo Zee Zoo

*That title is for all of the Barney lovers out there, especially my friend, Theresa, who is a Barney singing pro!

We took Hunter for his first trip to the zoo on Saturday. I'm not gonna lie to y'all. I have to say I expected a little more from the kid - Hunter is definitely not a zoo lover yet. Maybe he was just sad that Aunt Courtney couldn't make it (we missed you Aunt Courtney!) Or maybe he's going to follow in his mommy's footsteps and be more grossed out than intrigued by animals. Don't get me wrong, I love an occasional trip to the zoo to gawk at the strange birds and monkeys, and to just take in some of the amazing characters in God's kingdom. BUT. Animals aren't really my thing, and apparently, for right now at least, they're not Hunter's thing either.

He was much more into climbing on the curb and trying to peek over the railing at the greenery than look at the animals...


We met our friends, the Fawkes, and hung out at the children's zoo for a little while...until Hunter was about to throw about his 50th tantrum of the morning at which point we decided to book it out of there. At the children's zoo, we looked at the fish...
Hunter was over the fish after about 1.5 seconds, but became quickly fascinated with the stairs. So fascinated that we got one of our major tantrums when it was time to leave the stairs...uh, I mean fish. Yeah fish. That's what we were looking at.
Then we went to the ducks, but again Hunter could care less about the ducks (to his defense we have lots of ducks in our neighborhood, so he sees those all the time). He did find a little walkway with more stairs to enjoy though...
Then we were off to see the chickens where, you guessed it, Hunter wasn't interested. Somehow James got one shot of what looks like Hunter studying the animals...
Although this one is more representative of Hunter's feelings about the chickens...
Who can blame him really. Chickens are not the most exciting animals around.

5 comments:

KT said...

He likes to play with Cole. And Zackary agrees about the chickens he says that DINOSAURS are the most exciting animals around, lol.

The Ross Family said...

It sounds like you had an eventful trip to the zoo. How fun and exciting! We've taken Preston to the zoo once and I think it was on the hottest day in July. NOT FUN! Actually, Preston had more fun spraying himself with the misting bottle than watching the animals. :)

The May Family said...

Now that he can run he wants to EXPLORE!! I love it!

Courtney Campbell said...

I'm sad I didn't get to go too!

Trina said...

Maybe he would like to go to the Arboretum next...at least you would get more enjoyment out of it..and they have a ton of pumpkins right now.