The weather was amazing!! Unusual for Houston, I know, but it was overcast, upper 70's, a drizzle here and there...just enough to bring out the zoo-ness smells to give us the full effect. Katelin had an absolute blast!!! Tye had some great dreams I am sure. It was pretty cool for Meg and I too. We did some reminiscing along the way. About seven years ago, Meg and I had one of our first dates at the Houston Zoo. (I actually think that's what won her over) It was crazy to think about how our lives have grown since then...marriage, NC, Afghanistan, TWO kids later, now back in Galveston and at the Houston Zoo looking at the same Elephants and Giraffes....
an aside...I just spent 45 minutes looking through several closets at numerous boxes to find "film" pictures we took at the zoo sooo many years ago...didn't find them of course...they're probably in the basement in box we haven't opened since the NC move...makes me thankful for digital pics...anyone for an hallelujah!!!
... one more thing (kind of along the zoo theme), I've been watching a lot of "Planet Earth" on DVD since Meg's been gone...if you haven't seen it yet, totally worth your time (and you can buy it at my favorite store...Wal-Mart!!).
...back to the zoo
Katelin was so cute. I think she was afraid the elephants were going to get out and come after her. Meg reassured her that they were fenced in and wouldn't hurt her. The rest of the day, at every animal, Katelin said "it's OK Katelin, won't hut you"
Look at the cute monkeys!!
Tye had the same idea as the lions...he slept most of the time.
Katlin loved the giraffes and watched them for quite a while.
She finally got to see real pink flamingos, not just the ones in our neighbor's yard. (we actually have pink flamingos in our yard too...but I won't admit that in public)
Here are the SMILES!! Yes, we actually kind of caught some on camera this weekend. He's got a dimple on each cheek. I can't wait until they come out and stay more. (sorry for the blurriness, the new DSLR camera I'm buying will fix that, right Meg : )
...and yes, Tye is secure in his manhood even with the pink boppy Katelin is letting him borrow...besides, I think the pink brings out the blue in his eyes : )