Thursday, May 28, 2009

Zoo Field Trip at Last

Garrett's field trip to the zoo that was cancelled a few weeks ago because of the swine flu was rescheduled for today. I went with him and his classmates and we had a great time. We rode in a big bus and saw lots of cool animals. Here are some highlights.

We got to feed parakeets with bird seed on a stick.

And there were some barnyard animals to pet.
This is how Garrett psychs out a goat:
Garrett: "Look over there!"
Goat: "Where?"
Garrett: "Ha Ha!! Made you look."
Goat: "That's not fuh-uh-uh-uh-uh-ny."
Sometimes, it was hard to tell who was observing whom. This flamingo stared at us almost as long as we stared at him.

Then there was the non-animal fun, like riding on the carousel.

And getting water sprayed on him from a water tank.

And this is one of my favorite Garrett pictures ever. I took it outside the orangutan exhibit. It looks like a fake background, but it's not. There is no glass divider between Garrett and the exhibit. The lighting just makes it look surreal.

I am so glad we got to have our field trip to the zoo. It isn't often that Garrett and I get to do something by ourselves. It was a great Mommy/Son bonding experience.


Mum-me said...

Yes that last photo is great. Funny how some pics turn out like they are superimposed like that. The goat dialogue was hilarious!

JAMIE'S CREW said...

I saw the buses headed south this morning when I was coming back from my crossing guard meeting downtown. I wondered what Keller kids were travelling. Now I know!

Julia said...

What fun. Looks like a great zoo with good space for the animals. That big bird looked like a harpy eagle! That is awesome!!

Anonymous said...

G'pa has always called his grandkids "Monkey's."