Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Nothing like ditching work and heading to the zoo!

Finn checking out the zebras

Aaron gained a free day off from work for hitting his goals last we decided to use it last minute and take Finn to the zoo! Neither of us have ever been to Hogle Zoo before and we were really excited to take Finn there for the first time since he loves any and all animals.

When he saw the monkeys he quickly said, "hoo! hoo! hoo!" and loved to watch them climb around. He was good the whole day and was interested in everything which made it really fun. Since Aaron is biased from the San Diego Zoo, he wasn't that impressed by good ol' Hogle, but he still thought it was totally worth it and we all had a great time.
We took Finn to the bird show in the amphitheater and he LOVED it. They show all kinds of birds (including the bald eagle seen above) and many fly right over your head! (as seen in the following video.) Finn still talks about the bird show he saw.

It was a REALLY hot day and Finn fell asleep as soon as we got in the car. When he woke up from his nap, he talked all about his day at the zoo and even talked about it the whole next day. We are so glad that Aaron could play hookie so we could have this fun family day together!


Kathleen said...

Hogle Zoo. MY Zoo - The first one (and only) real zoo I ever went to til I was a grown up! Ahhh - so glad Finn loved it. And although San Diego ROCKS - it is full of LONG LINES and hopeful attendees who never make it on the safari.
Thanks for sharing your zoo trip - loved the pix!

Vanessa said...

That sounds like an awesome day! Is Finn really talking now? How fun! I really want to go to a zoo now...I think Boise has one.

And you look way cute in your pics, by the way ;)

What the Hecklinger?! said...

I thought I was going to be tainted next to the SD Zoo, but my kids loved Hogle, so that's really what mattered. I actually kind of like that it's smaller--more intimate and you feel like you get to see the whole thing without spending the summer there.

But I just wanted to know: in that first picture, are you sure those are ZEBRAS and not ASSES? :)

Ashley said...

I knew Finn would LOVE the bird show! It is the best! Did you see the Lion water fountain and the picture of the gorilla you stand by? I sure hope you enjoyed those! I am mostly just happy you found the zoo after my awesome directions! Hooray!