Monday, June 14, 2010

Ian's First Zoo Trip

My mom and I took Ian to the San Antonio Zoo for his very first zoo trip. It was a huge success. This post is picture heavy... I'm just warning you. The drive took much longer than we thought, mainly because we had to stop by D&A to drop off Stephen's phone and my dad's glasses, because the one day we had somewhere to be, they forgot things. Then we stopped by Krispy Kreme so that Ian could have his fill of donuts and chocolate milk. He rather enjoyed it. And ate lots of donut holes. We were almost in San Antonio when Ian could not handle it anymore, so my mom moved to the back seat to keep him company and I drove the rest of the way.

Ian hates riding in the car. We are debating on getting him his own portable DVD player so that he can watch Cars while we drive. And they are pretty simple, so I think he could figure out how to press "play." But, we want one that attaches to the seat, we're shopping. You should tell me if you know of any, that would be nice.

Finally, we get to San Antonio. And first and foremost, we apply our sunscreen.

Ian loves animals. But, he was way more interested in the water. Everytime we passed it, he's very excitedly point it out to my mom and I: "Ottie!" It was hysterical. We also found out, that he's scared of the big fish. He'd go up and look at the little ones, but with the big ones, he'd back up until he ran into my mom.

 After a while, we got to this awesome section in their zoo. It's a zone just for kids. That's right. It's a kid zone! Ian really enjoyed it. They had a place indoors for children to play and look at animals, then outside they had all kinds of things for the kids to play on. Here's Ian looking at the Prairie Dogs...

This is when he started waving after leaving the animals he liked. He liked to prairie dogs, so he'd wave at them when he walked to the next place to peak into. This kid zone had all kinds of things, like a boat:

And a wagon with blocks...

And, I don't have a picture, but they also had this beach area that Ian played in. There is sand and water. He had a blast. After we finished up with the kiddo section, we explored the rest of the zoo. And Ian loved the ostrich.

He was making a really creepy sound when looking at it (side note: if you look closely, you can see a giraffe in the background). I thought that the sound was a coincidence, but he's still next to me right now (in his highchair eating fruit) and he's making the same creepy sound. The ostrich didn't make a noise when we saw it... I have no idea where Ian pulled it from, but it's pretty hysterical. Next, we went a saw some birds:

And I finally got a picture of Ian waving!!

We saw a million more animals, but I didn't want to bore everyone with all of the pictures. I might make a little book for Ian... his first zoo trip. It was a lot of fun. We had to try and keep him awake at the end. This is what he looked like in his stroller:

Yep, looks like an exhausted baby to me! But, the trip was a lot of fun.

How's that for an update?! 

Until next time, blog out!



  1. AWESOME! He'll be asking when he's going back.

  2. AWESOME! You'd better be ready to go again because he's certainly going to be asking when!