Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Blank Park Zoo

Monday we went to visit the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.  The wind was a little chilly for Ellie, but other than that it was great weather wise.  This year we got a membership, thanks to my SIL for finding a super discounted rate on Groupon.  So if any one wants to go with us this year, we can take two guests each time we go!  There are a few exhibits under contruction, so hopefully by the end of the summer everything will be complete.  We were there for three hours and barely got everything in, so once everything is done I'm not sure we will see it all.

the big worm

good thing mommy was prepared, because she got herself all wet at the hippo fountain and we had to change shirts!

 In the kid's area.  You can feed the animals here.  They don't have free range goats any more like they did when I was a kid, but I guess it's safer this way.  Whitney wasn't sure about having animals eat out of her hand.

Going to the zoo with a 12 week old wasn't as easy as I thought it would be.  After riding in her car seat she didn't exactly want to sit in the stroller.   We have discovered that you never have both your kids in your double stroller at the same time.  Hopefully as Ellie continues to grow our summer activities will get easier.  It will be nice when she can sit up in her stroller and cruise around.  But, the Bjorn works too!

Parakeet feeding is new to the zoo.  Whitney liked it.

Whtiney is little miss independent now.  She doesn't want to hang on to hand rails any more, she has to walk up and down steps like a big person now.  She tries to dress herself in the morning, which is super frustrating when you are in a hurry.

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