Monday, May 25, 2009

Lions, and tigers and bears, oh my!

We have had so much fun this weekend. First of all we went to the zoo here, which was so lovely. The animals were quite playful. The pictures do not do them justice! For instance, what you can't see in the bear picture is that we were just a pane of glass away from touching that bear's nose. He was in the water, eating an apple! And the tiger was pacing.

This elephant was showing off for us. She would raise her trunk and flair her ears for all the photographers wanting to photograph her.

This baby bison was born just 3 hours before we photographed her. The umbilical cord and placenta were still attached to the mom. She stood up on her wobbly legs and tried to nurse, then had to lay down.
And finally, I told my husband I wanted to see a waterfall before I left this earth. While I may not see one in nature, this zoo had 4 of them and they were absolutely beautiful.
Here is a picture of my two grandkids and me in front of one of them.

We have had a wonderful weekend. Saturday we went bowling. The entire family, DD, DH, SIL and of course the grandkids. It was so much fun. I taught my grandson to "shake his tail feathers" when he threw the ball for good luck. That little bony rear end of his could really move!

And my daughter was amazed how great my grandkids could bowl!

One of the best things we did was to take my mom out with the whole family to our favorite hamburger joint. We wanted to take her to watch us bowl, but it started raining and she got soaked so she had to go home and we had to go without her.
Here is a picture of her with my daughter.

All in all it was the perfect weekend. Just perfect!


Mel said...

So glad to hear you had such a lovely weekend! :)

5footrunt said...

What a lovely way to spend the weekend. Sounds like everyone had so much fun. You have a very nice family.

CindyMae said...

It looks and sounds like you all had such an amazing and wonderful time this weekend and how awesome to get to see that new baby with all the goodies attached! It is such an awesome thing to me to see things like that!

Carolyn NC said...

What fun! Glad you had an awesome weekend.

Cindy F. said...

That DOES sound like a great weekend!! So happy for you:)

Meari said...

What a fun-sounding weekend!

Ranae said...

What fun!
Wonderful photo's

Dani - tkdchick said...

Sounds like the perfect day! I love the zoo a great place for photography!

Karan said...

Looks like you all had a fabulous time. :0)

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