7.16.2009

The Adventures of Hunter & Cooper at Woodland Park Zoo

Tuesday, Kris and I took the boys to Seattle to the Woodland Park Zoo. We left around 8:00 AM and got home around 7:00 PM. It was a long day, but it was totally worth it. The last time we'd been to a zoo (Portland), Coop wasn't even 1 and Hunter was only 4. So it was definitely time to go again. The weather was perfect, the food was good, the boys walked all around the trails without complaining once, and all-in-all it was just a wonderful day. I hope it will be a day trip that we all remember for a long time.

Here they are in this little hut...I told them they were in jail. And they rode the carousel, which was huge!


Hunter's favorite...the jaguar. It was SO beautiful! Coop didn't want to pose for the picture though, because he didn't realize there was glass there and didn't want to turn his back on the animal...hahaha!

Coop's favorite...the elephants!


We laughed because we were saying this guy looked like he had his nose in the corner!


Other fun things were the brown bears, the otters and the reptile/rain forest shed.
Hunter was so cute, he had to read all the information on all the animals. Sometimes we wanted to quickly take a peek and move on, but there he was, standing at the information board just soaking in all the info. He is so smart! He walked all around with the map in front of his nose, and one funny thing he said was, "Okay. We're headed for the arctic fox next, so it's probably gonna get a little cold." LOLOL! I could not stop laughing. Coop was a real trooper. He desperately wanted to see his elephants and the giraffe, but they happened to be at the end of the loop. He was pretty patient, which is hard for him. I think the next time we go we'll have to drag Daddy along...we missed him!

4 comments:

Em said...

I haven't been to thte zoo in portland since I was a little girl. I would love to take the kids again one of these days! Looks like a lot of fun. Quite a trip for one day!!!

Katy said...

That looks like so much fun! I love the Zoo! Maybe Hunter will be a tour guide someday! :) LOL Glad your sister was able to go with you! I wish my sister and I could fit in the same car still! LOL

Lolli said...

What a great trip! You are such a good mom! I'm glad Aunt Kris went with you since Dave is a working machine!

Judawn said...

You guys seem to have had an amazing summer ~ good for you! I've enjoyed hearing about and seeing pictures of your adventures. Your boys are so cute!