Monday, April 21, 2008

Beardsley Zoo!

On Saturday, Scarlett and I met with Mossimo and his parents (Dan and Jen) to go to The Beardsley Zoo. It was such a beautiful day out and I was very excited to get out of the house and be outdoors for a bit. Apparently, so was the entire state of Connecticut - because I think all of its inhabitants were there. All of them. Here is a picture of Scarlett as we were heading to the front gates of the zoo...though don't let her face fool you. This is her excited face - as well as her mad face, happy face, docile, confused, ecstatic faces etc., etc.Upon entering the zoo, we were immediately greeted by giant "DAWS!," which means horses in Scarlett gibberish. Actually, "daws" is any animal...and maybe some things that aren't animals too. The horses were amazing until we got up close to them - then...not so much. We moved on pretty quickly.
We found some wolves. The zoo had a little hut set up where we could view the wolves from behind glass. This was perfect for Mossimo and Scarlett.
We then moved on to the farm exhibit, or as displayed by Scarlett in this photo, tried to move on. (We're still not so great at the walking thing.) The terminologies "wipe out" and "baby down" were used quite frequently throughout the day.

Holding mom's hand while walking = smile.Not holding mom's hand while walking = total look of precariousness. Mossimo thought the turkeys were hilarious. Jen and I thought they were hideous.Scarlett thought they were making...her very...sleepy...yawn. We saw a beautiful peacock who, in my opinion, was a little pea-cocky. Come've got nothing better to do than to stand there showing all the world (or at least all of CT who, I know, happened to be at this particular zoo on this particular day) all of your peacock glory. Holy crap...I take it back. Can you go back on the other side of the fence now please?They were checking out an adorable baby bear in this photo. I, on the other hand, was checking out adorable baby humans. I totally want a prairie dog. When we were mostly animal-ed out, we got in a very long line to get some lunch. Scarlett kept herself busy by playing with her All-Stars. Why do I even spend money on toys when Chucks are obviously the way to go? My new philosophy - If the baby shoe fits, wear it. If the baby shoe just so happens to be a pink high top with shoe laces, don't leave home without it. After Scarlett's healthy meal of cafeteria chicken fingers and french fries...she got the urge to dance...kind of. (Come on Scarlett...don't hold back or anything - geez)

We watched the carousel with much interest. No rides yet though.
After that, Mossimo went home for a nap. Scarlett and I, who were waiting for Joe to get out of work, hung out with some monkeys to kill time. Please notice the monkey napping on a tree branch in the notice my napless daughter's enthusiasm at seeing said sleeping monkey. Why won't this child sleep?

That's it! Yay, Beardsley Zoo! Yay, Mossimo! Yay, nice day!


Pokolodi said...

Finally! Zoo pictures!

Tell the truth, Scarlett--Does Carson have any reason to feel threatened by this Mossimo guy? I mean, he has a cool, suave, Italian name...he's older, perhaps more sophisticated...he likes turkeys...

And it has to be mentioned: Scarlett is walking so well! Oh my goodness!

We are totally jealous of your zoo outing. We can't wait for our date this weekend!