Saturday, March 20, 2010

We Went to The Zoo! The Zoo! The Zoo!

We decided to take Olive to the zoo on Thursday because it was going to be so beautiful outside! We weren't the only ones to have that idea. We heard later on the news that the OKC zoo had set a record for attendance on Thursday...19,500 people! It was very crowded, but we still had a great time. We had to park way out in the Remington Park parking lot and walked about 15 minutes just to get to the entrance.

Here she is seeing her first zoo animal...the rhino! The elephants have gone to Tulsa for awhile to have babies, so the rhinos are in their big cages.

We decided to check out the Oklahoma animals exhibit first. Here Olive is checking out the deer.

Of course, we had to take a picture by the TallGrass sign!

Stephen's cousin, Hayden, joined us for the zoo adventure. Olive loved getting to hang out with Hayden all day! He was a big help and it made the day that much better to get to spend time with him too!

You can't really see it, but on the rock in the background, there is a HUGE tiger. He kept growling at the crowd. It was pretty incredible to hear that sound!
Olive's favorite part was definetly the aquarium. She would kick her legs and wave her arms like crazy! The aquarium buildings were packed, so we made our way through pretty quickly.

We got to check out the new "Children's Zoo" which is really neat! Here we are trying out the "nesting station" where you can sit on a flamingo egg. She didn't really know what to think about that!

She made it almost back to the gate before falling asleep!

We had such a fun day! We can't wait to go back when she is a little older and will really notice the animals. Thanks Hayden for helping to make our day so fun!

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