We spent the afternoon of David's birthday wandering around the Denver Zoo. It's always an adventure when we go. You never know what you'll get to see. Can you see the African wild dog blending in with his surroundings?
These two reminded me of the Lion King, yes?
Giraffes are always fascinating to my children. Why? Is it their height or the way that they chew their food? For me, my fascination lies with that guy in the navy sweater.
Perhaps, that is his afternoon snack, or maybe he's on a diet. Personally, if I were him, I'd be thinking that I was getting jipped on my lunch.
The Tropical Discovery area is one of kids' favorite areas. I think it helps that there are massive tanks right at their eye level.
If you're not careful these lizards will just jump out from nowhere, or so you think they came from nowhere.
Elizabeth had a thing for the Komodo dragon and it liked her too. His head followed every move she made.
The birthday boy received a free ice cream cone. He said it was the best ice cream he's ever had because it was in cone.
I'm not sure we've ever witnessed the hippos outside of the water standing up, so this was a treat, I think. David said, "Look at the hippo's _______." I'll let you fill in the blank there.
He was getting his teeth cleaned, but once they finished him up he was all about getting back into the water.
Along with the free ice cream came a free ride on the carousel. Little did we know that children under 46 inches get a free ride. All of the little ones got to join David on the carousel. Somehow I ended up on this thing, but wish I hadn't. Riding around in circles can make one dizzy and throw off a person's equilibrium for the rest of the afternoon. Whoops!My Lutheran Stud volunteered to be in charge of the camera and thought y'all would like to see my most recent favorie boots. They're the most comfortable boots I own and have shearling on the bottom as well as fur up the side of the boot.