February 21, 2010

Here comes Spring!

What could be better than a weekend of snow followed by a weekend of warmth and sunshine?! We can have some crazy weather down here in the South, that's for sure!

We took full advantage of our first real Spring-like weather and met up with the Johnson's for an afternoon at the zoo! Austin was more aware of the animals this time around than at our previous visit and pointed to every one that he saw. He liked the elephants, giraffes, orangutans and all those creepy crawly things in the reptile house...well...except for the crazy iguana that jumped up on the glass right as he was peering in to take a look. That caused a minor freak-out moment at which time we had to leave the reptile house, but I certainly can't say I blame him!

We had a great time walking around the zoo in the nice weather and spending some time with Ben, Tonya and Tyler...but I have to say, the highlight of the afternoon (for Austin at least) was when we let him run around the park after leaving the zoo! It was pretty cute to see him enjoying himself so much and mommy and daddy got a great workout trying to keep up with him!

Who doesn't love an elephant?
Look mama, a monkey!!
Tyler and Austin observing the primates.
Taking a ride!
We tried out the backpack leash...something I said I'd never do as a mother...until I actually became the mother of one wild little boy who doesn't like to sit in a stroller, be held for long periods of time and who won't stay with us when let down to walk....judge me if you must...
Feeding the goats!
So happy to be free to roam!
And he's off...
Before the sumo wrestling began...
Action shot!
Looks like a nice day to fly!


Sugar and Spice said...

It was perfect weather for the zoo!

Hollie Heming said...

Hi! I found your blog after you left a comment on mine. Okay, small world...I'm from the Greenville area, Easley to be exact, and now we live just north of Columbia. Your pictures of the zoo and Cleveland park make me homesick!! What great weather!!


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