Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Zoo

From March 17th,

I had planned on taking the kids to the Point Defiance Zoo on Selah's birthday, but the forecast was for showers. When I saw that there was going to be a break in the rain, we went the following day.

I am showing these next photos - not because they are good (they aren't), but because they document that I am a complete moron. We have been members of the zoo for 2 years. I really like it, the zoo is pretty small, so it is a great 2 hour excursion and my membership lets me bring in guests so friends can join us, but not have to pay.

Until March 17th, I had no idea there was a South Pacific Aquarium at the zoo. No idea. For some reason today I followed the little path to see where it went and voila! It was probably Selah's favorite part.
This smaller tank holds tropical fish. The picture is blurry, but you can see the delight in Selah's face.
The bigger tank has sharks. Lots of them. I think this one is a Lemon Shark - but don't quote me.
Selah loved being able to be right next to the giant sharks.
The tiger twins. They turn 1 in May. Ephraim was making kissy sounds and saying "Come here Tigers. Here tigers." We talked about why we wanted the tigers to stay over there.
Daddy tiger laying on a heated rock.
Going into the Pacific Northwest Aquarium (I did know about this one.) a zoo keeper was standing outside with this little owl.
The polar bears are my favorites. I like to go the zoo early in the morning because they are usually being fed and are more active.


Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

OH MY GOSH, coolest outing for kids ever. We have a local zoo that we're members of too (it's more of a one-hour visit, though - no polar bears, tigers, or aquarium, sadly, mostly just monkeys and guinea fowl and camels lol) and it's one of my favorite thngs to do with my daughter. Happy birthday to your lovely Selah!!

Bethany Fegles Photography said...

How fun to come across your blog through your comment on mine, Amy! Your kids are so cute!

Ephraim has always been one of my favorite boy names!! And we both have a Selah. :)

I cracked up looking at your post of Ephraim with the flour on the couch. Kids are amazing! :)