Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Zoo (And no, I am not referring to my house)

A couple weeks ago, my mom and Jim came down to see us. We spent some time in Wichita Falls, but we also drove down to Dallas and spent the night at the Gaylord. The next day, we woke up and took Caroline to the Ft. Worth Zoo. Warning: Picture overload.

My mom and I went shopping and Steven and Jim took Caroline to the water park there at the Gaylord. Needless to say, she LOVED it. She is part fish.
Looking at the Chimps at the zoo. It was fairly warm, so the animals were pretty lazy, but Caroline still had a blast.
This gorilla was sitting by the glass partition, so Caroline could get up close to him. She got so tickled by him and he just kept staring at her. In the bottom right pic, she is "loving" the him (this was before the gorilla started picking his nose and eating it).
Checking out the animals with Daddy
The giraffes were behind this pond, but Caroline could have cared less because there were ducks in the pond. She LOVES ducks.
Having fun!
I think this was probably one of Caroline's favorite things. We ate lunch at one of the places near the reptile house. The dining area had a huge tank with crocodiles, turtles, and other creatures in it. Caroline could not get enough of it. She and Grandma Daisy looked at the turtles for a long time.
Reading up on the animals!
We tried to get pics all together, but these were the best we could manage. I love Jimbo's face-he looks so surprised!
Caroline probably got the most excited for these little mountain goats. They came running down the hill and she got so excited. Probably the biggest reaction of the day.
Checking out some birds with Daddy
Looking at the parrots with Grandma Daisy
Caroline loved the petting zoo. Sure, looking at animals is fun, but touching them is SO much better!
We like to never got Caroline away from the water tower. She loves having water dumped on her head- definitely didn't get that from me.
We had such a great time at the zoo. It was so nice to have my mom and Jim with us too. Caroline was so worn out when we left that she was asleep before we even left the parking lot. All in all, it was a successful day!