August 19, 2011

Lions, Tigers, & Bears... Oh My!

Playing a little Summer catch up around here! It has been one hot, hot summer. Like we've had thirty-something straight day's of 100+ degree weather {most days the lowest is 105}. Not fun... at all. We've been doing a lot of swimming this summer, and if we do get out of the house we find something to do indoors. But one morning a few weeks ago, Noah and I decided to brave the heat and go to the Fort Worth Zoo to visit all the animals. It was bearable since we went in the morning, but still just miserably hot.

But the heat didn't keep us from having tons of fun. Mr. Noah loved seeing all the animals, and I was so impressed with his ability to name many of the animals we saw. Seeing him so happy and excited about all animals was the best part of going. It's so fun when kids get to the point where they really enjoy the zoo. We will definitely be going back this Fall once it cools down a bit.

The Fort Worth Zoo is huge, so I was surprised how much ground we covered. I guess we didn't stop too long in each area because of the heat. I think the highlight of my visit {okay, it most definitely was the best part} was seeing a baby monkey! He was the most adorable thing ever. Noah thought he was cute too, but he didn't get as excited as I did. :) What can I say, I have a thing for monkeys. We saw elephants, lions, all kind of different birds, giraffes, sharks, snakes, and much more. We had a great time. I am so glad I had my little buddy along for the adventure. I look forward to many more visits to the Zoo.

Here are just a few of my favorites from our day:

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6 comments:

Nancy said...

THe Fort Worth Zoo is cool. We visited about 7 years ago when my oldest was 2. Being from CA, I remember just sweating the whole time. I am a baby and soooo not used to that heat/humidity. :)

Libby's Life said...

Looks like so much fun! You have a much better zoo then we do here in Oregon. But so funny because I am doing my zoo post tonight! I was just thinking about that last night that I needed to do that post. I just have have to edit my pics and get the post written tonight. Great minds think alike!

Mary said...

Looks like a great zoo! And it looks like you guys had a lot of fun. :) I love going to the zoo with Hailey. They get so excited seeing all the animals.

Have a great weekend Libby! I hope the temps cool down for you soon

Anna Elder said...

aww, i love all of the photos. the fort worth zoo looks like one worth checking out! we wanted to go to the zoo this year, but after may the weather shot up to the 100s and is just starting to give us some 99 degree days. we broke the record for hottest summer ever on record. with 115, 110, 109 for weeks. awful. i bet you are ready for this heat wave to be over! especially with a little one who wants to be outside.

Jill @myheartisyoursblog said...

Great photos Libby! I still have not done our zoo post from this summer .... oops!

I cannot wait for the day when hudson starts saying the names of the animals!

Nauli said...

So lovely photographs! Just found your blog and really enjoy the tour through the zoo.