Monday, June 2, 2008

Afternoon with the Dinosaurs


I wanted to get out of the house today, so the kiddos and I decided to go to the Zoo and check out the new dinosaur exhibit they have. It did NOT disappoint. So I would like to share the fun day that we had, because I know it's one that I will want to remember forever.
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The day started like most others do when visiting the Zoo. Impatient mom trying to get the kids out of the car and into strollers, while keeping them from getting run over. Once we make it in, Jaxon races to the ticket taker and proudly gives him our 3 tickets. He loves that part. We then hit the bears, the bobcat, the fish, the turtles, the ducks, the polar bear, and then finally, the entrance to the Dinosaurs is upon us. First comes a quick trip to the bathroom after Jaxon's public display of "holding himself". The path was awesome. Lot's of sounds coming from everywhere, and very secluded. Did I mention that I showed up to the Zoo just as 100's of people were piling out. So we had the place practically to ourselves. As we rounded the first corner we came across this group of dino's. It was at this point that Jaxon was wondering what he was getting himself into.


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Here's that second fellow we came across. What do you suppose Sage is thinking?

You'll notice that I have two pictures with almost every dinosaur. Jaxon had an extremely hard time turning his back on them. Can you blame him?

"Um...Sage? Are we safe?"

"But what if he eats me mom" "Oh, just turn around and smile!"

He was excited about this one. If you've ever seen Land Before Time, you know who Cera is. Jaxon thought it was pretty cool


Now the T-Rex was unbelievable. I think Jaxon best shows the awe of it all in this video. Trust me, you'll want to watch it.
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After that experience, Jaxon had to put as much distance between the two of them as possible . This is how far we had to be before he could stop and smile for a picture. Sage is still trying to find it. Finally we had reached the end. I'm pretty sure Jaxon was still looking for the T-Rex.
Next we had to find the bats. We haven't been to see the bats since Jaxon became obsessed with Batman. So it was our top priority. He sure loved it, as you can see by this picture. Or, maybe it was a really bad idea.....as you can see by this picture. I'm just not really sure what's up with it, but his eyes just don't seem right. Maybe his transformation to batman is now complete.
My other favorite part of the Zoo is feeding the birds. We do it every time we go. Jaxon is a pro
The best part of the trip was that it started raining just as we were leaving. It was perfect! My kids were worn down but happy, I was even more wore down, but happy, and daddy would be home soon. Having kids is fun because you have an excuse to just hang out at the Zoo all day and look at dinosaurs. Thanks for the fun Jax and Sage.
AHHHHHHHH!!!!!


18 comments:

Bethany said...

That looks like so much fun. Kaeson sat on my lap for the whole post. He keeps saying, I want to see the dinosaurs!" And can I just admit that I never knew that Sara on Land Before Time was actually Cera, as in Triceratops. Yep, I'm a little slow. I love Jaxon's reaction to T-rex. Perfect catch on video...nice!

Bridget said...

That looks so fun. I've got to take my kids there too.

Jon and Sarah Jackson Family said...

I love how hesitant Jaxon is about the whole dinosaur thing. So funny!

Laura said...

I laughed the whole way through your post. Jaxon is so funny. The bat picture is hilarious. Hahaha. I love it.

Heidi said...

I'm excited for tomorrow when it's our turn to discover the dinasours. Too bad the hundreds of people will be arriving with us, not leaving.

Elizabeth said...

We're going to the zoo on Friday. We'll have to check out the dinosaur exhibit!

Ashley said...

At least now you can send up the bat signal when you can't find Jaxon :)

Danielle said...

Jake just watched the videos with me, and of course now we have to go see the dinosaurs. Glad to see it was fun. Getting their is always work, but once you're their it is so fun to watch your kids int heir amazement.

You're a great mom.

Atkins Family said...

Your kids are so cute! I wish we had a zoo close by. I totally accept the idea of an arranged marriage for Jaxon and Hazel! Their kids would be so cute! We'll have to work something out! : )

Gary and Rebecca Dustin said...

Love the video, I totally laughed out loud. I want to come the next time you go, just give me a few days notice:) Garon is totally obsessed with Dinosaurs!!!!

Kelsey said...

What fun! I can't wait to take Aliah this summer. Oh and stop marrying off Jaxon. I'm pretty sure when I came to visit he was to marry Aliah, but now your friend says he's marrying someone names Hazel. I doubt polygamy will be back, sorry. (By the way Hazel is the very first name I picked when I found out we were having a girl, but Spencer won't go for it.)

Breezy said...

Oh my gosh. I wish I was there to have a budy to go to the zoo with. I'm not a huge fan of Hogle zoo. Maybe we'll go together when I come up in July. I loved the videos of Jaxon. Super cute! Thanks for sharing.

Stacie Raddatz said...

Luke for sure would be crying and holding on to me. As we watched the 1st video he asked, "Is it gonna eat him?" And we loved the end of the second clip. We keep watching it again and again. We love when Jaxon starts to run. And poor Sage abandoned.

Robin said...

the video with t-rex is a hoot. yeah. and 10-4 on getting to hang out at the zoo with the kids. it's all about The Wisdom, eh Steph?

THE REBER FAMILY said...

Ok now I have to come and visit. Caitlyn LOVES dinosaurs. She would go biserk! It looks like so much fun!

brenda said...

Fun! Love that last picture of you. I get to go tomorrow with Syd's class, and next week with Sam's. Hurray.

Heather Adams said...

I just happened to come across your page through Kelsey's. I love your cute family! Take Care!

Sarah said...

Riley went with some friends of ours. I'm going to have to take the kids after seeing those pics. It looks so fun!