Friday, July 14, 2006

Peekaboo, goat

Zoo Again and Again
Originally uploaded by The Gulde Family.
We spent a couple hours at the zoo last Sunday. Here's Francis playing a one-sided game of peekaboo with a goat.

At Brookfield Zoo, there is a fantastic wooden carousel (the largest non-restored, hand-carved wooden carousel in the U.S., for what it's worth). Francis was content to watch, though. She refused to ride.

She did see the rhinoceros, whom she'd been requesting to see all day. "Rhino!" she says, over and over. As you can see, Francis played on the zoo playground, and she painted her face. She also saw the otters. It was very close to naptime, so we slipped in the back door of the swamp. That's an insider's trick to see the otters very quickly.

Francis is wearing a hand-me-down dress from Ellie. Thanks Rachel and Matt!


katherine petillo said...

happy birthday francis. we love you!
we want to see pictures of that otter cake ;)

Kristen said...

i enjoyed seeing the pictures of the zoo, but especially that sign that said, "LEMURS, please hang up your costume when you are ready to be a kid again." So funny. ;-)

Have you seen our neice Casey at the zoo?

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work. thnx!

Anonymous said...

Keep up the good work. thnx!