Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Zoo

In mid-October, we headed out to Denver to take Taeya to the Zoo. She enjoyed seeing many of the animals that she often sees in her books. While we were there we were able to stay with our friends, Derek and Amanda, and also visit Brian, Keturah and Bella. We had a wonderful trip and I can't wait until we're able to do it again someday!

(The pictures are pretty-much in backwords order but it doesn't really matter much.)

Daddy and Taeya enjoyed watching the chefs making Crepes at the crepe place we went to. It was oh so yummy! Us with our friends, Derek, Amanda and soon-to-arrive Baby. (Amanda's due at the beginning of December. Can't wait to see the little one!)

Our family at the Denver Zoo

Brian, Keturah and Bella. We hung out at their house during Taeya's nap time so we could take her back to the zoo for a little while. They live just a few minutes from the zoo. It was great seeing Keturah again and meeting her family. Bella is about 6 months younger than Taeya.

As proof that we really did see animals...The Red Panda was one of Phil's and my favorite animals.

Trying to get a picture of Phil and me with the camels in the background. They're there. Just look close. Taeya had fun playing around at the BBQ place we went to for lunch. She has a crayon in her mouth in case you were wondering.

What a sweet little 21 month old we have! (She's now almost 23 months!)

She was watching the anteater here. He was HUGE!

While at the zoo, we thought it would be fun to take Taeya on the carousel and the little train. We bought tokens and were excited about her enjoying her first rides. Needless to say, it didn't quite turn out as planned.

Once the carousel started, Taeya cried the entire time and clung to me with a death grip.

However, when we were done, she happily waved to the "kitty" we rode on and gave it a great big kiss goodbye. We ended up not taking her on the train. Maybe next time.

Altogether, we had a fabulous time as a family on our little get-a-way trip and can't wait to do it again!


Julie said...

Looks like such a fun day! Taeya is getting so big!

Amanda said...

It was so great to have you guys all are welcome anytime! Can't believe she is almost 2! Hope you guys have a great holiday season!