What a fun day! We started by going to breakfast this morning at Jeremiah's (YUM!) -- where all Grayson wanted to do was go back and forth between the rooms with animal heads in them (elk, buffalo, moose!). Then we headed down to SLC to the Hogle Zoo with my parents and my brother JD. Gray LOVED the zoo last year, and I figured he would be infinitely more excited this year, since he could kind of know what was going on a little better. Buuuut, he pretty much just liked wandering around everywhere. Every once in a while, he'd say "raffe" or "e'phant", etc, and we'd go see that animal. But he'd just glance at the animals and keep going. It was weird! Last year he'd stay at the animal exhibits as long as he could! I just don't know why he wasn't interested in the animals this time -- animals are his favorite thing! Anyway, he DID have fun, and it was a good day :) The highlights for Grayson were the train, the water globe (in the front), the sculpture of the rhino, the playground, the squirrel, and the ducks (of all things)!!! Here are some pics:
The water globe thing:
Poppa taking his turn carrying the toddler:
Playing at the playground:
My cute boy in his cute monkey backpack/harness:
Ridin' the train:
Walking with Nana and Daddy -- making them swing him every time he said "Ready, set, go!"
The rhino sculpture. He didn't want to find the REAL rhino -- just happy with the sculpture.
Daddy's turn to carry him!
Uncle JD's turn!!! :D fun at the giraffe exhibit.
This is at the leopard exhibit -- it kept stalking back and forth right in front of the glass -- it was pretty cool.
The elephant -- he was tearing open these giant lifesavers and eating them :)
The baby elephant! Too cute!
JD is such a good brother to carry the heavy toddler so much! Thanks, Jade!
(just noticed that I never got a picture with the ducks he loved so much. guess I didn't think they were that special. But Gray stayed with them the longest of all the animal exhibits)
Gray had a great time, we avoided sunburn or heatstroke, and we had a fun day with the family! :) He fell asleep as soon as we got to the freeway, and slept almost the whole way home -- then slept another hour after we got home. And when he woke up, guess what he was going on and on about??? The buffalo and moose we saw at Jeremiah's. Hah! I guess next time I'll skip the drive to Salt Lake and just head over to 12th street!!