Friday, August 13, 2010

TIme for Bed + Zoo

This was Kohen last night right before I put him to bed :)
Sleepy baby
I love kissing these sweet little lips...

Have I ever told you how much I love this little boy?

look at that sweet little profile :)

I love this little boy


Today I got the great idea to go to the zoo! You can look at it two different ways...
1) I'm a horrible mother because I took my kid to the zoo when it was 104 degrees outside
2) I'm such a great mom that even though I'm the most HOT natured person in the world, I took my kid to do something fun even though it was 104 degrees outside...

I choose #2

This trip to the zoo was different from the first couple of times we've gone (it's been awhile since we've gone to the zoo). First of all, we went alone. It was just me and my sweet baby. Literally....just me and my sweet baby were pretty much the only people in the whole zoo....Guess everyone else was enjoying some AC.
Another reason it was different is because this was truly the first time Kohen understood there were animals at the zoo. In the past he would just stroll and kind of stare into space when I would try to show him something. Today was so much fun. I would point to something and I would watch him loooooook around and I knew the exact moment he would see the animal because he would get the biggest grin on his sweaty little face. He would point and say "WOW" or "What is it?". We walked up to the monkey's and without me saying anything, Kohen started making monkey sounds! Such a smart boy :)

Can you see the monkey in the background?
He was amazed by these monkeys. He's so used to associating a "monkey" with a picture, cartoon or stuffed animal. He would laugh so hard when they would swing or even just walk!

First time he realized there were real fish at the zoo too! He could have watched the fish forever. (By the way....notice the green train on the tray of his stroller...I'll come back to that in a minute)

It only took us 52 minutes to see everything at the zoo. Most of the animals were inside. But the ones that were out were really close to us. Thank goodness the most important animals were out and about (tigers, lions, elephants, giraffe, rhino....)
I hate that I didn't take a pictures of the 3 lions that were right up next to the glass... They were all 3 sleeping. Kohen made a loud "ROAR" sound when he saw the male lion and he meowed when he saw the female lions :)

He LOVED the giraffes. They also got very close to us and gave us all the attention since we were the only ones there!

I didn't take any more pictures at the zoo because it was just too hot to even look through the lens! I did take one picture of my hot, sweaty baby...

Back at home eating lunch.....but BRACE YOURSELF...... Remember the green train?

It's been replaced.... CAN YOU BELIEVE IT! This is the first time, in I don't know how long, Kohen has eaten without having his train sit on the tray!


Melanie said...

In the bedtime pictures Kohen looked liked he was ready for winter night! lol!

Stephanie Wood Smith said...

HA! I know, that's what mom said too! He's always slept in long sleeves and pants...we keep it pretty cold in our house at night so we have to bundle him up! Although, after our last electric bill, we may need to invest in short sleeves and shorts and turn the air up!