Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Zoo Day

The Frog Family headed to the city to see Frog's neurologist. We are getting ready to do a trial of a stimulant type medication (I'll post about this later). After the appointment, we went to the zoo. Diva brought along Flat Silvia so she would have something to show at school. Her Silvia post will be on the Stanley and Silvia site in a few days. Frog did really well. We walked the zoo grounds for over an hour and a half.

When we got to the zoo, we ate a picnic lunch. The squirrels were begging for an invitation. Frog obliged by dropping most of his lunch on the ground - just not the cookies!

Frog spent a lot of time up close and personal with the piranah.

He was also a fan of all the big snakes! Yikes!!

It took us awhile, but we finally found the elephants.

We also got to see a baby gorilla. When they finally moved on, closer to us, Frog got very excited to see the baby gorilla riding on its mother's back. He started to squeal in his very high pitched and loud way - got the attention of a lovely docent who "understood, but....." so we moved on. There was still a lot to see. Here is some video of another child with the gorilla.

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Amy said...

Another thing Frog and Emma have in common...sharing with squirrels! Looks like you had a great day, love the pictures.

gail said...

zoos are so great! glad you got to enjoy your time in the city. i'll have to show my son the gorilla video--he LOVEs GORILLAS.

rainbowmummy said...

I loved that video, soooo cute on it's mums back!!

A sucessful day, hooray!!

Anonymous said...

What a fun day! Thanks for sharing it with us!!! That's awesome that you got to see the gorillas up close. They're so fun. I'm glad that Frog had a good time! :)

Frogs' mom said...

Hi Amy - I love that picture of you and Emma! We did have a good day - I wish it wasn't so far away :0)

Hi Gail - I think gorillas are pretty neat too! When we first got to the exhibit, the baby gorilla was playing with the baby human through the glass - it was really something to see.

Hi Rainbowmummy - I think Frog could identify with that, he likes to ride on his mom's back too :0)

Hi Julie - It was a nice change from working on letters at the kitchen table. I'm hoping I can use the memories to make working on the letters more fun!

Susie said...

What a great zoo visit! Great pictures!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today and leaving such sweet comments. I hope to see you again soon.

Lori said...

Very fun! I need to get Myah up to the Zoo before we're covered in snow!

Great pictures!