Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Birds and pucks … Day 900 03MAY11

We got up early this morning and had a quick breakfast before heading off for a family trip to the zoo. We had received passes to Lowry Park Zoo last year and were waiting for a good time to go. We had a wonderful day walking all around the park and enjoying the animals. The boys really liked the birds and we had a chance to feed them a couple of times. Once you get over the quick flashes of the Hitchcock film by the same name the birds are really neat and a lot of fun to feed. The boys rode the rides multiple times and Joshua even got a ride on a camel named Mongo. By the time we left in the afternoon we were all ready to stop walking and rest a bit. Wouldn't you know it though that not long after we had all gotten a shower and were thinking about dinner Coach Raymond emailed and said he had two tickets to the playoff game tonight. We quickly decided that Renee and Joshua would go and cheer the Bolts on in person while Jarrod and I did it from home. Without wasting much time Renee and Joshua got ready and headed off to the rink while Jarod and I got started on fixing dinner. The game was awesome and they won 4-3 which puts them up 3-0 in this series of the playoffs. Joshua had a wonderful time at the game and really enjoyed the opportunity to cheer his Bolts on to victory in person, Coach Raymond has been wonderful to our family. So it has been a full and fantastic day, I am sure we will all sleep well tonight.

Here are a bunch of pictures from our day at the Zoo:

I feel like a scarecrow...

A bird in the hand...

We think that this is a new world record for most birds in one hand.

Camel Rider. Joshua and Mongo.

The flume ride

The boys after the flume ride ;)

Renee talking to her new friend.

Cool colors!

There were 300 birds in the aviary with us.

Joshua the bird whisperer :)

What it is all about. That smile...


Laura and Frank said...

Hello! Joshua, your smile is infectious and joyous to see. It looks like the next project could be an aviary? I'll bet the water was wonderful! The Bolts tickets was awesome and I have to agree; your family is their lucky charm this season. What a wonderful organization!

Thinking about you always.
Miss Laura & Frank

Jamie(Sister) said...

AWESOME!!!! I didn't know Lawry park had rides....
Look at all of those birds!! They new that you guys had birds just like them at home and they loved you ;-) That is a lot of birds in one hand geez. You boys look like you had tons of fun and maybe when we take Allie one day you guys can come to :-) Maybe for her 2nd Birthday!!
Coach Raymond is so nice to give you tickets to another game Joshy. He must think about you guys often :-)
I am so happy see that you have a had a wonderful week so far and we will see you on Sunday love bug!!

XOXO LOVE JAMIE ALLIE CHRISTIAN BELLA AND SPIKE ;)$@$;-).;::13(5;45&@"); <--- Allie wanted to say something too ;-)

Nonna said...

Hey Snuggle Monkey,

I can't believe all those beautiful birds. And friendly. It must have been an incredible treat to be touched by them.

Mega Kudos to Coach Raymond! What an awesome human! Glad to hear you got to cheer the Bolts to victory in person.

Keep kickin butt Mighty Warrior. You are my Champion.

Tons of Love, Hugs and Kisses,


dorothy long said...

Sound like you guys had a great time today!!!! Love the pictures. hope to see you all Thursday :)