Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Right Round the Merry-Go-Round

How funny is it that I have two posts in a row about merry-go-rounds?

Not only did my kids get to go on the colorful steel merry-go round pictured below, they also go to go on the slightly more high-tech merry-go-round at the zoo. Are they spoiled, or what?!

Anyway, while my in-laws were visiting at the beginning of the month we went on a trip to Hogle Zoo. We went on one of the last days of the school year, so the zoo wasn't too crowded. My boys love to see all the animals, especially the elephants, giraffes, monkeys and zebras. We also cannot leave the zoo without taking a ride on the Conservation Carousel and the Zoofari Express train.

This year Eli was old enough to ride on the carousel, and he thought it was great fun. Here he is on the much-coveted baby giraffe.

Jonah was all about animals with stripes that day. We ended up with an extra ticket for the carousel, so he got to go twice. He chose the zebra the first time, and the tiger the second. I think he could have gone on the carousel all day!

Well, unless he had to keep going on the carousel with me. Apparently I was embarrassing him with my picture-taking. I was trying to take my own picture on the carousel and he said, "Mommy, stop doing that!".

Hey. It's not every day you get a picture of yourself smiling at the zoo while being mauled by a tiger!

Word.
(Wordful, that is)

22 comments:

  1. You're right about the last picture. SO cool. I love the giraffe, too!

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  2. at least you got some good shots off!!

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  3. I love your little boy's names! And I loved the picture of Eli on the girafe! That's one cute carousel and some very cute kids!

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  4. that is too cute! love your last line! no, it's not everyday that you see THAT!

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  5. That pic of yourself is too funny!

    LOVE the merry-go-round! That is a really pretty one. The giraffe is really adorable!

    Happy WW!

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  6. Maybe the tiger was acting on behalf of your son in an effort to get you to stop taking photographs...

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  7. Cool Merry Go Round!


    Orange shirt in that pic!

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  8. looks like lots of fun... what a great day

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  9. Merry Go Rounds are so much fun and mu girls LOVE them too. They could go all day long. You captured some great photos of the boys, handsome as ever!

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  10. Those picture's are so cute! I have a picture every year from the age of one of my oldest on the marry-go-round at the local fair. He loves it!

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  11. that was a VERY friendly tiger.

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  12. oh my little one would go nuts over the giraffe!

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  13. I just love taking my kids to the zoo. Your boys are adorable.

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  14. That is such a cute merry go round! Love the pictures!

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  15. Now those are some great looking carousel animals. Not washed out and wearing looking!

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  16. The kids are cute of course but I'm loving your self portrait! And what a neat carousel!

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  17. Awww, they are so cute. :) I always loved the merry-go-round when I was little. Hope everything is going ok - I've been wondering about you and hoping your job is going well!

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  18. Glad you are participating in the giveaway!! Good luck!! :o) Have a great weekend!

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  19. Your boys are adorable, great pics.

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