Monday, January 30, 2012

Jacksonville Zoo

Jacksonville Zoo was pretty amazing!
We had some really great views of most of the animals, and I loved how much fun B had running around and experiencing the zoo like every toddler should! :)

Plus, we were with Nick and Roz, which makes any trip a lot more fun! :)

Over the trip, B's molars decided that it would be a fabulous time to make their debut... Of course!!
She definitely wasn't quite "herself," but she was still our little trooper!

Taking a closer look at this guy...

Showing Auntie Roz a little love!

Allen has always been obsessed with them, and unfortunately, B is very much her father's daughter when it comes to his affinity for creepy, crawling, slithering yuckiness... As you can tell, she doesn't get it from me.

Alligator Park
{Allen's favorite part of the zoo}

Nothing entertains better than chasing a good ol' Florida lizard.

I truly debated whether to post these photos, because I still can't look at them without a little shiver going up my spine... However, it goes with the story about Daddy and B's love for the creepy-crawlies.

This guy isn't just any snake...
He's a 5 foot-long rattlesnake, who B decided would make a fabulous new playmate!!!

Unbelievable... Mommy was definitely checking the thickness of that window!

Doesn't this give you the heeby-jeebies too?
I'm sure these are photos that she will look back to and wonder what her crazy parents were thinking... :)

Oh, she is so much like her daddy sometimes! :)

Of course, with her molars barreling right through, B didn't get the best sleep over most of our vacation... So, she was taking an extra short nap on most days. She was a little sleepy during our morning adventures, but got pretty excited after her giraffe experience! :)

Luckily, we stumbled onto the giraffes during their feeding session... And since it was $2 Tuesday at the zoo, everything was $2 (including admission)! That was definitely a small price to pay for such a big smile! :)
B loved it!

We took a little snack break after that, and decided to take advantage of a photo op :)
I just love Auntie Roz's bump!! We are so excited for Amelia's arrival!

We set out after that and saw the gorillas, jaguar, and sea otters.

B (and Daddy) thought the otters were really fun! :)

This is a Chilean Pudu (tiny deer), but B couldn't stop calling him "Cat."
I, personally, would have gone with "Dog"... But we'll go with it!

It was lunch time for the flamingos!

Our independent girl was ready to see the sights away from her stroller!

My cute little reptile lovers :)

Daddy was really proud of this shot...

The Zoo Crew

By this time, B was ready to take a little napparoo...

We all were definitely a little tuckered out, so we hopped on the train back to the entrance! :)

B is just the perfect age for all of the fun at the zoo!
So glad that we could take advantage of the AMAZING weather for for another zoo adventure!
Thanks Uncle Nick and Auntie Roz!! We love you and miss you so much!


Cami said...

Great photos!! I don't think I've been there since I was a kid...always loved it :)

Glad you guys had a fun time - and great weather! yay!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Joeylee said...

I love taking the girls to the zoo. Great pics, looks like B had a blast

Natalie said...

Looks like B isn't scared of reptiles! :) I know those molars sure do know how to ruin a good time...but looks like B still had fun!

Lauren said...

I'm so excited to go to the zoo! I haven't been with our big baby just yet and I know it's going to be so much fun :)

We're working on molars too - they're the worst!! I hope your B hasn't had horrible diaper issues related to them like ours :(

E @ Life on a Quilt said...

How fun! I cannot wait for the weather to warm up (and J to get a little older) to head out to the zoo!!!!