Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Z is for Zoo

At least, that's what Tricia says it's for...she LOVES the Zoo (even our very small and "under renovation" Zoo in Norfolk), so, of course, she would decide on a whim (and on the hottest day ever in the history of April) to want to go to the Zoo while we were in VA earlier this week. Because I'm such an awesome husband and father, I obliged. Gwyneth really couldn't care less about anything but the monkeys (who came up to the glass window), but it was still fun!
















Nate

50 comments:

CFHusband said...

yes, I'm the first to comment!

CFlover said...

Holy cow!! I cant believe Im making the top 20 commenters list for YOUR blog!!!

Cute cute pics!!
We just got baqck from the zoo in atlanta and I must agree with G..The monkeys totally rock =)

Agnes said...

Let's introduce her to Philly Zoo.Even smaller and cannot renovate because it has no where to expand since it is in mid city. Also had to ship out it's elephants. But it is the oldest in USA and you can get a mean Philly cheese steak there most any day.

Curlyqfun said...

Yeah, Love the zoo!!! We went last weekend.

YoungNaNa said...

Thanks for sharing the great photos. We were there last year for the first time on our way to the Outter Banks. We loved it!!! Great way to start a vacation.

From a NJ NaNa

cindy baldwin said...

Hey... don't complain too much about those hot temps... I live in Idaho, and it snowed yesterday morning!!!!!

snickie said...

Ok, I can't tell, is that a reflection of you guys CHASING a peacock?

lol.

Sarah said...

Who hasn't been to the zoo on one of the hottest days of the year? I think it's part of the experience.

Elaine at Matters of the Heart) said...

Looks like a great day. Loved the pictures.

CFHusband said...

@snickie

That is our reflection, and that is a peacock, but we're not chasing him...the peacock was enjoying the shade in front of the door to the snake room, so we decided to take a few pictures before scooting him out of the way. Growing up, we had a peacock in that lived in our neighborhood...I know better than to chase after large birds.

Holly Aytes said...

We love the zoo too! Wish there was a good one here but sadly there isn't. The Memphis Zoo rocks though and St Louis also! We don't even have a hippo at the zoo here in Knoxville :( That is my favorite animal to watch :) Glad you were so obliging to your girls!

DJones said...

Love the zoo! Well, any zoo really.

The Barnes Crew said...

My question is:

Who is taking the peacock picture? Because from the reflection it looks like nobody is!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Quick question for the uninformed such as myself-
Can Tricia wear the baby carrier, or does is put too much pressure on her lungs? I don't remember every seeing a picture of her wearing it. (But I totally could be wrong!!)

T.

CFHusband said...

@Anonymous

Tricia does use the carrier, but only when it doesn't involve a long length of time or a lot of energy (such as taking a walk).

Julie said...

Now you know someone is going to have something to say about you two letting Gwyneth ride a rhino...LOL

Looks like fun! I'm with Tricia -I love the Zoo - I even made my husband take me to the San Diego Zoo while we were on our honeymoon.

Cortney said...

Our CF Walk next weekend is at the Austin Zoo...though I hear it's just a glorified petting zoo. I'll take some pictures for ya'll!

Tammy C said...

We love going to the zoo.One of our neighbors once asked if that was where our family lived because when ever he asked where we were going it was the zoo.In Ohio there are 6 zooz near each other including Erie PA.

I hope your family enjoys zoos as much as we do.

Katy said...

I LOVE the zoo! Looks like fun and makes me look forward to going there myself. What a fun trip for the family!

~Kate

Christina Miller said...

So glad to see Tricia is feeling better! Looks like so much fun at the zoo!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Gwyneth ever wear shoes?

Sara G said...

wow, you yourself got the first comment!! YES!!!
Zoo's are so much fun. Cincinnati has a wonderful Zoo and Botanical Center! We went on Easter Sunday to take flower pics.
Your pictures are great!! Gwyneth is getting so big!!

Carey said...

We went to this zoo last year on our trip to Va. Beach. Although small its nice..our zoo here in Buffalo is small and seriously need renovated.
Looks like you all enjoyed the day!

Kelly said...

If you are ever in Pittsburgh, be sure to visit their zoo then! It is the best I've ever been too (not that I've been to a ton), and all of the animals have great habitats and are active. We went last summer, and I can't wait to go back!

Tracy P. said...

Oh Tricia, you are a mom after my own heart!! I've decided that even when my kids refuse to go with me, I'm going to have an individual membership for the zoo. I'm in awe every time I go (which is a lot because we live two miles away)! Can't get enough.

Love Gwyneth's toes through the holes in the picnic table. Where's the picture of daddy under the table taking that shot?

Karen said...

That's the zoo I visit too!! I recognized so much in these shots...

Semi-Organized Mom said...

First, Nate..you don't count as first commenter. Good try though! ;)

Second, I did see on the news that you guys were in the 90's! Holy Cow! Glad you had fun even though the photo of you two squinting in the sun made my eyes water and brought on a huge headache. I love the sun, it does not love me. However, the Son does love me and I love Him. Just had to clarify that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering my question Nate! I forgot to add, it looks like you all had fun at the zoo!

Thanks for sharing your wife and daughter with the networld!

T.

Jarboetwingles said...

One Giraffe said to his buddy "Hey man, I think that is the dude from the blog my wife goes on and on about!" "I think so too, man" said the other "look cool maybe he'll take our picture and put it on his blog! That'll win some points with the wife!"

therextras said...

LOVE zoos, too!

Barbara

Brent Riggs said...

The zoo is so fun... we did a drive through zoo and took a couple hundred pics my kids still watch over and over on DVD.

Brent (Abby's Dad)
www.riggsfamilyblog.com

Barb said...

well, Tricia needs to visit the Columbus (Ohio) zoo, dubbed one of the very best in the USA!

Domestic Superhero said...

We were SO at the zoo on...what was it...Monday? Yes, right after Ladybug was done testing at CHKD! It was ridiculously hot, I agree...but the kids sure had fun (I'm included in that ;) )

Mrs. Bee said...

WOW Tricia looks so healthy!!!! I am so glad you had fun!

Mrs. Bee said...

Can I ask? Why does it matter if the baby is in shoes or not? Studies (to get all technical) show that putting babies in shoes before they are walking can damage their feet, ALSO, learning to walk with out shoes is better for them:)

Beth said...

Cute cute pictures! I LOVED the zoo when I was little, hey, I guess I still love the zoo :) Looks like you guys had a great time

marie said...

it was a wonderful day to get the girls out to see a little nature ,sounds like a fun fill family day

wife.mom.nurse said...

What fun!
The zoo is awesome!

makandaddie said...

Nothing to do with the zoo...but I just have to say, as I watch Tricias' hair grow back, I absolutly love the length it is now. Not everyone can wear their hair that short, but she sure can!

Andy Lawrenson said...

meercats are the best

Agnes said...

Gwyneth lives at the beach...why should she ever wear shoes?

Agnes said...

Gwyneth lives at the beach...why should she ever wear shoes?

Pauline said...

You have some great shots, i especially love the one of the lion.

BrunetteKoala said...

You have to come to Edinburgh Zoo. We have penguins and we're the only zoo in the UK that has koalas.

We did have to send our giraffes to Germany though...

Paula Woodhouse said...

I SO did not know giraffes could lay down... see, I learn more from you all the time... ;)

The Hull Munchkins said...

How fun! I love Gwyneth's little hat. I need to take my kids to the zoo... I love it.

Trisha looks great! Hope she is feeling better.
-Patty

Pati said...

i love all the pics you guys post but theres something about the 5th pic down of Gwyneth, her expression is beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Today my family and I went to a zoo in Miami (Parrot Jungle) and I was already thinking of you guys when I saw a HUGE sign that read GREAT STRIDES! There were sooo many people there supporting the cure for CF! I prayed for you guys!

blessedx3 said...

Cute photos!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

Looks like fun! I loved seeing Tricia's silly side!