Saturday, August 4, 2007
The Adventures Continue
Yesterday we spent the day at the Nashville Zoo and we had so much fun! I am a huge big fan of the zoo and we finally bought a family membership this year. Finally! This year they opened up a new Alligator Exhibit and Breuklyn was so very excited to check it out. Even though it was 95+ degrees, the kids were amazingly well behaved and were so excited as we trooped along. I am still amazed that Maddux's little legs were capable of walking for the 4 hours that we were there. I thought for sure that he would ask to ride in the stroller, but he was in it for the long haul.
On the way home, we did the usual review of what was cool and what they didn't like. Breuklyn's favorite part was the carousel, which she got to ride twice. She didn't like the historic farm that they have there. In her words, "Why do they have a barn at the zoo? Those aren't zoo animals. And, I see barns all day night on the way to Nanny's house. I know what a horse looks like already." Apparently the zoo needs to step it up! She was also aggravated that they are housing the new giant anteaters off exhibit in the barn. "They don't live in barns, Mom. That's not real." I wasn't aware that we were raising a future zookeeper, but it seems that we are.
Maddux was much easier to please. He liked the, "Zebras, 'raffs, fontants, gators, meerCATS and the lions." In case you don't speak fluent Maddux, that was zebras, giraffes, elephants, alligators, meerkats and lions. There weren't any lions, so I am not so sure about that one. He didn't like the carousel because, "it was 'cary."
Paizlee loved the zoo because it was a new place to take a nap.
All in all, it was a successful adventure and we will be going back on August 11th because they are having a members night where you get to stay after everyone else leaves and the carousel rides are free. Surely, we must ride the carousel a million times!