Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Everyday Should Be Zooday!

I was able to have a couple days off in Dallas over the Memorial Day weekend, so we decided that It would be a great time to take Max to the zoo. He has been extra interested in animals recently because of several books he "reads" every night, as well as many of his toys. He mostly loves dogs and trucks/tractors, but in his eyes every creature that isn't a human is a dog...and sometimes a "Looshee," as he calls his big sister. He was extremely excited from the moment we passed the entrance with the life-sized giraffe statue. As we walked from our car to the entrance, he pointed out one "dog" in the form of a pigeon and another in the form of a squirrel.

Things heated up when we actually made it inside the zoo, only to find a giant picture of a wild beast in an advertisement poster. That's how we knew we made the right decision. There were a lot of ups and downs throughout the day. He would get pretty excited and overjoyed at statues and pictures and a little cautious with the real deal. I think his favorite part was the tunnel that led to the "Giants of the Safari" where there was music and lots and lots of pictures of animals. However, the highlight for all of us has to be Max actually feeding the [real] giraffe. Check out some pictures below. 

He went straight for a "Looshee"

On the prowl for some big game!

This giraffe ate right from our hands. Max was AWESOME!

Future Emperor

Watching Mr. Lion take a nap up close

Roll Tide!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Silly Bath Hour

My iPad survived its little spill into the water so I had to share the last few photos it took because these photos were the ones captured that I would miss the most. Note I will be backing up my iPad very shortly and more often!

Welcome to silly bath hour ...

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Indoor playtime

I've been wanting to enroll Max into Gymboree for a long time and today I finally made the commitment when he was running through our house screaming. I called Tyler telling him that I was already exhausted at 8:30. He then reminded me about Gymboree.

Don't you love when kids get into a play area that you paid for only to get them to do this ...

He started off shy
I finally got him out of the corner and the playtime ensued. I'm pretty sure I had just as much fun as he did. Max didn't let me down with his dancing skills when the music was turned up. But he wasn't thrilled about the color parachute and stayed by my side. In due time, I suppose.

Can't wait to go back again next week. I think it will be a perfect place to burn energy on those hot Texas summer days!

Aside from the balls, the tunnels and tubes were his favorite.

Today's lesson ... hard and soft