Wednesday, September 17, 2008

A Great Day in Calgary

This picture has nothing to do with our day, but I just thought it was adorable and wanted everyone to admire my "Big Boy".  He loves his rocket! 

This week has been really nice in this unpredictable city and Evan and I have taken advantage of it.  We went to the lake two days ago with our friends and then yesterday had many wonderful adventures.  
My friend Jackie invited us to go to the Calgary Zoo on her guest pass, and we had soo much fun!  One of my strongest childhood memories is of the Calgary Zoo.  I don't remember how old I was exactly, but I was really young, because it was before we had moved to California. I am the oldest in my family and was there for all of the harder times.  We were happy, but we rarely got the "extra" stuff.  I remember we went to the Calgary Zoo and I really wanted a certain candy tube that had a lion on top.  I was so excited when my parents got it for me.  It is the first time that I remember anything like that happening and I remember LOVING the lion on top that turned into a toy.  It was neat to return to this childhood memory.  
Today we were only there for the morning, but we had a great time.  All the animals are very close to the visitors and Evan was completely enthralled with every animal that we saw.  He would point, smile, and babble questions to me constantly.   
Look at this elephant closely ... it has a crown on it's tusk.  We took this picture for Justin. 

My favorite exhibit was the giraffe and hippo area.  It was so beautiful.  They even had a video of their newest giraffe being born.  

It was feeding time for the hippos and they were by far my favorite thing to see.  I don't ever remember seeing these animals out of the water and this active ... it was awesome.  One of them even stood at the gate waiting for its nose to be scratched by the zoo keeper.  Sooo Cool!! 

Evan and I then went to the Lake again and had a blast!!!!  This was my kind of day!!!


Fred ... said...

What a fun day. I love the elephant with the repaired tooth (tusk). The weather in Alberta is so unpredictable, you've got to take advantage of the good days while you can.

Lynn said...

Oh I am so glad you are taking advantage of this GORGEOUS fall weather. It actually has been hotter than summer was some days.

I can totally relate to what you said about being the oldest and not being able to have as many "treats" as the younger ones do, when the times are not as tough as they initially are when parents were first married. I think that is why the older children seem to appreciate the memories made oh so much the more. (At least I do.) So glad you are taking photos for him to see what he was able to do at such a young age with you.

Lisa L said...

Enjoy the weather while you can! I sent you an email to both of your addresses that I am still waiting on an answer from: Irene's email & a gator gift. Oh, p.s. we are having our lovely fall weather too. Sept. & Oct. are when the water is the warmest. My last two weeks body boarding have been wonderful. I have to miss this week though because we are going to Family Day at Pepperdine with Brandon & Serene.

Amanda said...

We were just there today! Loved the baby elephant, and baby gorilla as well. Cute pictures.

Peter and Mandy said...

Sooo cute! Peter talks highly of wanting to go to Victoria. Evan is such a sweet heart. Does he have any hair yet?