Saturday, May 22, 2010

.....an expression worth a million words.....

.......one of the best investments we have made this year is the annual membership to the Central Park Zoo......it's a beautiful walk over there and we can make a visit for the day or just to join the seals for dinner....it's always a special event whether we have 4 hours to spend or are just passing through.....

.....earlier this week we had an itch to make a morning of it and the girls could not wait to get inside......


.....we bee lined it straight for the petting zoo since Elsie has been asking to feed animals again since we made our Bronx Zoo visit a few weeks ago.....she is quite the pro at luring over the animals to a secluded area where she gets the exclusive rights to feed them....


......last time Callie was a spectator......I couldn't bare keeping her strapped in the stroller this time......she loves animals of all kinds......she has a distinct giggle every time she sees one......when we are walking around the city in our stroller and I hear that certain gleeful chuckle, I  know there is a cat, dog, squirrel, bird or duck within a 5 foot radius....

.....so I quickly justified that we had enough hand sanitizer to take us from the animals straight to the bathroom to scrub down our hands and fingers.....I couldn't leave her out of the slobbery fun.....

......before long, she had a handful of the smelly, brown pellets in her hand and it was the best fifty cents I have ever spent.....







......I could have watched her animated expressions all day long......
.......I thought they couldn't get any better until I saw the face of hers when she didn't have anymore food for her furry friends......


......our fast dash to the bathrooms proved to have several fun distractions......
.......ropes twisted to make pretend spider webs.....


......a bunny farm with pretend hopping bunnies......


......and oversized turtles.....


.....when I accepted a stranger's offer to take a picture of the three of us, I quickly thought of unwashed hair, sweaty skin and minimal make up......but I still accepted.....and am so glad I did or we would have missed out on these two precious expressions....



......which actually captured the perfect picture of our spontaneous, laughter filled morning at the zoo......and a morning like that with my girls is priceless......

2 comments :

Davian said...

HI Tracy! I can't believe how big your girls are getting. So glad we will see you soon.

Kelly said...

You make me wanna move to NY tomorrow! Such a fun life! xoxo