Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Lions, Tigers, and Bears

We took Aaron to the zoo for the first time a few weekends ago. I had almost forgotten about the pics I took, but as I loaded some equipment back into my photo bag tonight, I remembered that they were waiting for me there on the memory card. They're so sweet!

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon - one of those brisk and bright afternoons that make us all love fall. We went downtown Chicago to the Lincoln Park Zoo (it's free, and Mike always loves an excuse to go into the city). There were lot's of fun animals to see, and since we've been working on our farm animal sounds, it was a great opportunity to practice some of our new skills. Ask Aaron what a cow says, and he'll "OOOOOH" for you (hey, it's close, right?). Of course, his favorite animal to watch were the pigeons. :-)

After our fill of zoo animals, we took a few minutes to play in the park just outside the zoo gate. The fall flowers were so pretty, and we all had such fun chasing each other around and playing games. It was one of those afternoons that you could live in forever - one I sure want to remember for a long time.


scaccogirl said...

Awesome, awesome, AWESOME new re-design!! I've been thinking about doing some sprucing-up on our blog, but haven't had the nerve to figure it out yet.
And the photos - Aaaaahhhhhhh. I just want to HUG you all, my dear, dear friends!

Rebecca said...

LOVE the new layout, it's fabulous! And Aaron steals the show as usual in those cute photos from the zoo.

Aunt Janet said...

As always you take the greatest pictures that capture the happiness you, Mike and Aaron share as a family. My favorite is the one where Mike is throwing Aaron in the air. As I look at that picture and notice the wisps of his hair I can imagine how much fun Aaron was having as his daddy tossed him in the air. Definitely a picture I will print out and frame and display in my living room.