Saturday, August 25, 2007

Child Labor at the Park

Q decided that he really liked this "Viking boat" at the Zoo & Park this morning, and we spent a good long time pretending to row. I think I can rent him out for crew duty now.


The weather was terrific, and we got a pretty good view of Q's favorite animals. While we walked down the entrance ramp, he was chirping away for "capybaras!" which are the first creatures you see when you arrive. The zookeeper was washing and refilling their pool (apparently, the giant rodents are slobs and get a lot of sand in the water), so we watched the pool fill for a while. More exciting than watching paint dry, but I'd probably do that too, if Q were sufficiently fascinated.

He begged to go into the petting corral, which I'm never crazy about, but we went in anyway. "You can pet the goats if you like, sweetie." He would get close and pet them in his fashion, which was more like tagging the goat to be "it" in a schoolyard game. Much handwashing afterwards, which I think he enjoyed even more than the goats.

After lunch, we saw a puppet show, rowed the boat, giggled through a maze. . .


And rode the Dragon train.


That was fun, Mama!

6 comments:

Lara said...

glad it was such a good morning! pictures are great. :)

Alex Elliot said...

Great pictures! Where is this place? It looks like a lot of fun.

Christina said...

I love that Viking ship! Looks like a really fun place.

mayberry said...

Now that is a very cool zoo.

Lady M said...

I'll include a link to the zoo in my next post. It's a great place. You pay full price for the kids as soon as they turn 2, but it's only $6 - I can live with that. ;)

ewe are here said...

Wow! What a great park! Love the viking ship!