Saturday, April 25, 2009

A Day at the Zoo

Ivy took her first trip to the Louisville Zoo yesterday. Lindsey, Rantz, Whitney, and Cam invited us to join and we had such a blast. It was a gorgeous day- maybe even a little too hot for the animals! We all packed into one car and headed out, arriving at the zoo in good time. We saw all the animals from Ivy's books. She looked in amazement that these things were actually real! Every time I see things like giraffe's and their sleek long necks, perfect for eating leaves at the top of tall trees- I am always so impressed with God's creativity and perfect planning for each animal!
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Here are some funny things Ivy said at the zoo:
* Rhino- big booty! (Haha- true statement!)
*Big monkey in time out. (This is when the gorilla sat in the corner with his back to us.)
*Mommy, Daddy, and Baby elephant (They were so cute!)
* Lots of birds.... (over and over and over, every time we saw a bird!)
* Cows, mommy??? (She wanted to see the cows so bad, unfortunately there are NO cows at the zoo! She is truly a KY girl at heart :) - loving those farm animals!)
*I climbing. (Greg taught her to always tell us when she is going to climb so we can help her. He thinks she is going to go rock climbing with him someday! So Ivy insisted that she was climbing into almost every animal cage.)
A couple pictures of the day~ I do apologize that there are not many pics, actually none with any animals... oops! It was hard enough to keep up with Ivy with the one million field trippers at the zoo so I lacked in the picture department!

Rantz and Ivy plotting out where to go first!

Looking at the giraffes in amazement!

Wanting to go in and hang out with the flamingos!


On a side note, thank you so much for all the encouragement on the job front! I really really appreciate it and I must say I have read the comments 2 million times. As far as news, my principal told me that she put me in as a pinkslip rather than a resignation which is a huge blessing but she did not confirm my job because our school is losing 2 positions. Keep praying! Thanks, friends!


  1. What fun! I look forward to taking Colin to the zoo the first time, I know he'll love it!

  2. Looks like you all had a blast. Can't wait to go this summer with Bailey!

  3. How fun! What a perfect day for the zoo! Ivy's comments were adorable :)


Thanks for your encouragement as I travel through this season of life called mommyhood!