Zoo Perks.

2 Jun

So you know you’ve officially become a geeky parent when you’re super excited to join the zoo.

You know-become members, so that you can take your kid to a sweaty, stinky place so they can oooh and ahhh as they gaze longingly at the lions, and tigers, and bears.

Oh. My.

Well, at least we are hoping Hank will like the zoo when his vision allows him to actually see all the exhibits.  Right now his favorite hot spot seems to be anything aquarium related.  Probably because we can take him right up to the glass.  Which he usually wants to lick.  Which is only touched by hundreds of snotty-nosed kids a day.  Awesome.

We LOVE the manatees.

And the fish.

When is it in their life that babies can start to see things that are farther away?  I knew I should have actually read “What to Expect.”  Oh well.

Anyways, we really have become huge fans of taking Henry, and lots of friends and family to the zoo with us since we got our family pass in April.  It’s a great way to get outside, enjoy the nice weather, and sing that really annoying song:

“We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo.  How about you, you, you? You can come too, too, too. We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!”

And to think-you’d tried to erase those horrendously cheesy songs from your mind that you learned during your elementary glory days.

Just ask a teacher.  We know them all.

Did I mention the famous Jack Hanna, you know-the king of all zookeepers resides right here in Columbus, because we have the BEST ZOO IN THE WORLD.  And he’s in charge of it.

No Big Deal. But seriously.  Last time I checked, he’s the only zoo keeper that appears on Letterman and Good Morning America regularly.

Anyway, here are some other shots from one of our recent visits to THE Columbus Zoo & Aquarium.  Be jealous.  Be VERY jealous.

Family shot at the zoo.

Mommy. Buggy. Flamingos.

Mommy & Aunt Mego.

Grandpa Mike, Henry, Mama Perks, Grandma Marian.

Crazy Animals. Mommy & Daddy Perks.

See?  The zoo is gobs of fun.  And when the animals lose their luster.  And the people watching starts to let you down.  And you’ve already had your second cup of dipping dots.  AND paid $8 for a coke.  When all else fails…there’s always the camera to entertain us.

So, without further ado…The Perks Family Zoo Photo Outtakes:

Take One.

Take Two.

Eh.  This is as good as it’s gonna get squirrels.

And if you ever wondered what the real purpose of those animal statues scattered throughout the zoo was…

True Love.

He’s gonna kill me for posting these.  Or be thrilled.  He sorta loves pictures of himself.

And just to show my support of the elephants, I jumped in for one last shot:

Hope y’all are enjoying the perks of your local zoo 🙂  Happy Wednesday.

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2 Responses to “Zoo Perks.”

  1. Jenny June 2, 2010 at 5:48 pm #

    You are looking good Shubs! And Henry is adorable as always 🙂

  2. Jen June 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm #

    Lindsey, I would just like to say congrats on having a baby and wearing jewelry! At that age my daughter would have ripped earrings straight out of my ears… A necklace would have been broken in a heartbeat! How DO you do it??

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