we just got back from the indianapolis zoo!!!
what an adventure!
first of all, we left an hour after we’d planned to leave (we can never leave on time it seems!)
the ride there was fine, but as SOON as we pulled in to pay for parking, jeremiah threw up all over!! he had been chewing on a shoestring and the end had come off in his mouth, so he was gagging on it. i guess he inherited his mama’s gag reflex, so he kept gagging and vomiting. UGH. it got all over his pants and his jacket.
thankfully i’d packed that extra outfit, BUT it was shorts, and it was still very chilly out. so the poor boy wore a purple sweatshirt of my mom’s for the first hour or so!!
we got to see many of his favorite animals – elephants, dolphins, giraffes, zebras, seals, walruses, barely saw tigers (they were hiding!). the lions were hiding really well so we didn’t see anything but the backside of one lying in the sun.
we didn’t see the hippos or pandas – need to find out if they even have them there.
josiah also enjoyed it, though he slept much of the time.
my mom bought a year membership for us, so we WILL be returning. it was lots of fun. next time maybe we can stay longer, but who knew going to the zoo with two little ones could be so exhausting???
when we got home, jeremiah requested to see his favorite video – filming of the san diego zoo. so i guess he’s not tired of animals yet!
in case anyone is wondering, my dear husband is on vacation from the nursing home this week! can you see me dancing, doing the happy happy dance of joy??? how well you know me, then! 😉 he still works fedex but you wouldn’t believe the difference of having him home during the day!!!!!!! such relief, fun and joy. his boys (and his wife!) sure love him. 🙂
please pray that the rest of his vacation can be fun and rewarding to us all. we are on a tight budget, but still want to spend time together that isn’t in front of the tv. 😛
pictures will follow soon, i promise!!!
ETA: pics are uploading right now! i added new april ones as well. i know, february and march need to be filled, don’t they!? eek! direct link to the zoo pics: http://www.blessedmama.net/gallery/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=6696&g2_navId=x866a8ba6
ETA!!! i have all the zoo pics up now – i had to go to bed before they were all uploaded last night. 🙂