September 29, 2013

A Day at the Zoo

Yesterday, Danny's preschool class took a field trip to the zoo. went to the zoo together. went to the zoo all at the same time, was given a scavenger hunt and then went on a free-for-all to find all the animals. At first I was annoyed at the total lack of organization and the fact that this would NOT, in fact, be a guided tour, but that actually, we as parents would be on our own to get our kids through the zoo, seeing all of the animals.  At least Danny did get to sit with his friend and eat lunch together. But actually, by the end of the day, I was really glad for the way it turned out. In the end, it was a day of a whole lot of 1-on-1 momma attention for a certain four-year-old boy who spends much of his life these days waiting while I take care of his little brother. At the zoo, however, Gianni was just along for the ride and Danny got to call all the shots. :) I decided I need to make outings like this a more regular occasion.

There was a momma and a baby orangutang.





They were SO much fun to watch!






Danny was enthralled with the peacocks. 


We all went on the carousel. Danny remembered going on it with his Grandpa Shaun and couldn't wait to go again.


He was totally enthralled with the python! He went back to watch it half a dozen times!




This toad was about 10 inches in diameter!





On the way out of the building where the naked mole rats were, a kid said to his mom, "Let's go see the naked moldy rats!!




We ended the day feeding the giraffes.  Danny calls them giraffe-es. 





It was a great day at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo!

September 27, 2013

5 Months

Dear Gianni, 





























You are 5 months old!