On Saturday we had the opportunity of attending Alice and Blake's birthday party at the zoo. We can say that we really love the zoo, we have been four times this year and luckily for us we have not had to pay any of these four times thanks to the zoo free days during the winter and a dear friend who has let us into the park with her member pass, thanks Jenn we appreciate it very much. We started off the morning at 11:30 eating zebra printed(marble) cupcakes, they were delicious, and putting on our wild safari sunglasses for the occasion.
Carson was not too thrilled at the idea of shades, but he went along with it for the picture!
Little miss Sydni also had an to get in on the action of the wild tiger glasses, quite cute right?
Aunt Rachel also came along for the zoo adventure and she was quite the help with Carson he just adores his aunt, I love that they get along so well together. It made the whole zoo trip more enjoyable because with the help of Rachel Carson was able to get out of the stroller more often and see the animals at a closer distance, thanks Rachel for coming with us.
Staring down his delicious cupcake, "yummy!"
After cupcakes and passing out of the goody boxes full of animal crackers and caramel popcorn we head out as a group to explore the park.
First stop the Rhino exhibit, finally they were out we only had to come four times this year for them to come out in our Utah weather!
Look Mom, a "Ooh, Ooh, Ahh, Ahh," or in other words a monkey.
And a few monkeys it was.
It was funny to watch Rachel would pose and Carson would point, here he is pointed at these two cute Lemurs.
Some new attractions to the zoo happened to not be real animal exhibits, but Lego exhibits that were scattered throughout the park. This Polar bear exhibit took 2 days and 9,500 pieces to complete, looked pretty neat and pretty realistic for being complied out of legos.
Here is a real Polar Bear to compare the lego one two, pretty close right?
For the first time we got a pretty good look at the Grizzly bears the previous times they were more or less hibernating in their little hut.
I was surprised how well Sydni nursed being in a foreign environment as she is a picky nurser, but after a short needed break to feed all the kids and myself we continued on to see the rest of the animals, starting with the Big cat exhibits. I was quite disappointment in them, no fault of the zoo, but most of the cats you could not see they were sleeping in their beds away from the windows.
After searching and searching we finally found this snow leopard, funny enough he should have been easy to find was right next to the fence, but apparently not.
On the backside of the zoo, we found these cute little lego penguins. If memory serves me right they took about 3,500 pieces to build.
This time around had to get a picture of Carson had the historic Lion drinking fountain at the age of two. Why did I need a picture while he was two at the drinking fountain you may ask, well I have a picture of me at the ripe old age of two at the same drinking fountain, just in a different location in the park. It did take some coaching to get him to drink out of it, I could tell he was a bit scared of it at first.
How do we measure up, I would say we are tiny compared to the great apes the gorillas.
Funny story about this picture, a group of teenagers were taking individual pictures of each other in the group and one mentioned I wish we could get a picture together, I offered to take the pictures only on the stipulation that one of them would take one for me of our group, thankfully they agreed. FYI I would have done it even if they refused to take one of us, but who does that?
When I took these pictures I didn't realize what animal we were depicting, only that the animal was made out of legos. When I got home I studied them and found them to be orangutans. The last one is pretty funny two headed orangutan!
Rachel the orangutan
She loves to pose, but she does look perfect on her very own gray wolf, see she loves them. She also spent her money in the gift shop on a new gray wolf stuff animal.
Priceless picture of a little boy enjoying his ride on the Merry-Go-Round, he is such a happy boy most of the time and almost always has a smile on his face.
On our way out we happened upon the last lego exhibit of sea turtles, which I believe took a couple hundred each to make.
Thanks Alice and Blake for inviting us to share in your trip to the zoo, it was a lot of fun and we enjoyed ourselves very much!