Thursday, September 10, 2009

Going to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo

We took our homeschooling field trip at the beginning of September. There were four families that joined the fun - although trying to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time was lost cause. "Hey, move over!" "You're touching my shoe!" "Look at that bug!":The first display we visited was the stingray and shark pool. Way cool! The stingrays swim by and you can touch them...check out the 3year old reaction:The older kids were just as amazed - that includes me, too! They were velvety to touch and very playful. We have a home video that shows how they would swim close to the crowd and then send a big splash over the edge:The sharks, however, were not as friendly. They stayed in the middle of the pool far away from pawing hands. The speaker told us they like to be near the water fall because they don't even like to hear us! In fact, the only reason they move closer to people is to have a pee ( I swear that's what he said):This was the most enjoyed display - underwater view of the polar bears. We were there right after lunch so the bears were very active. They would swim right up to the window to get a good look at us, too:

This raccoon was doing what all the adults were ready to do by mid-afternoon! Does that look like a great nap, or what?:
I love the is a full day of admiring God's creation through the creatures. After walking all day in a fairly warm sun for September, the kids were all wiped out and sleeping on the long drive home, too.

Homeschooling is great! For more show and tell, go to Mary's site.


Mrs. Parunak said...

The underwater view of the polar bears is our family's favorite at our zoo, too. We don't have a sting ray petting zoo, though. That looked WAY cool!

Tina said...

Awesome photos! Love the photo of the polar bear! We love the softness of the stingrays too.

Mary @Raising 4 Godly Men said...

Ohhh I love the zoo ! When we go to the big city like Vancover we go to the aquarium or down to my mom and brother we go to the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington. I love these places and savor them when we get to go once a year. It looks like you all hand a ton of fun ! Thank you for sharing your cute pics of nature observation. Hee he on the napping raccoon. [0=

Sending you blessing and ((HUGS)) my SSiC

Antoinette said...

That's a funny picture of that raccoon sleeping. Not so funny was the one that I caught on my porch this morning, opening a large silver can that I store dog food in. Their such bandits!

Dusti said...

Great pictures. I love those field trips where the big kids and the littles can have fun.