Monday, July 13, 2009

The Zoo Plus Two!

It's been a while since me and Lael had a day out to ourselves.

I've taken her to the National Zoo many times before but this was the first time we had been alone.

The night before she was filled with so much excitement she could barely sleep.

When she did get up she waisted no time in getting dressed and geared up.

Hubby dropped us off at the Metro because it’s the best way to get there and for Lael riding the train just added icing to the cake.

We started off with a picture at the entrance.

She was so hyped I thought her cheeks would explode!

The last 2 times we had been we didn’t get to see the famous Pandas.

Lael searched for them.

And then we found one!

She didn’t forget to bring her own camera. You know in case I forgot mine. (Ya like how I’m taking a picture of her taking a picture. Hee hee.)

We went to see birds and were lucky enough to catch a Peacock opening up! Beautiful!

She decided to pose with this bear even though it was on FIRE!

It turned out to be a hotter day expected so Lael took advantage of the sprayers.

We ended the day with a yummy snow cone. Look how goofy she looks.

Thanks Lael for spending the day with Mommy. It was refreshing to spend uninterupped time with you and I love you that much more.


  1. Sounds like a really great 'date' with Lael! I love one-on-one time with the kids.

  2. My kids LOVE the zoo! But we don't have Panda's... lucky you...

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.. your kid is gorgeous and I LOVE the header photo of her picking her wedgie.. classic stuff.

  3. That's a really fun zoo. Especially with the sprayers. Love the shots with the snow cones. That's the part my daughter would remember best!

  4. These are great photos! I love the National Zoo.

  5. that sounds like a lot of fun. I so enjoy my outings w/ my kiddo the one on one time is priceless!

  6. Looks like you both enjoyed yourselves. Job well done

  7. I love the pic of her in the sprayer - the look on her face is like - holy shit it's hot!

  8. What a wonderful day for the two of you. I'm dying to take my son to our zoo but he's just not old enough to enjoy it yet... so I'm waiting. Not patiently. The national zoo is fabulous, so it's great that you were able to take her!


Those laughing with me...or at me.