Jan 29, 2013

John George Gives the Audubon Zoo Two Thumbs Up

The Audubon Zoo is a magical place for everyone, but sometimes it's a little extra special for some people.  Like our friend John, who gave his adventure at the zoo two thumbs way up...from the pink flamingos...
To the child labor...
To the sea lion exhibit...
To the giraffe enclosure...
To water breaks...
And what trip to the zoo could be complete without a ride on a cheetah?
Not all adults can have this much fun at the zoo.  We're lucky to be friends with ones that can!  We love you, John!

Zoo Fun with the Guillory's

One of the best things about living in the deep south is the fact that you are pretty much guaranteed at least one or two 70 degree days even in the winter months.  Lucky for us one of these perfect weather days fell on a Saturday in January, so we loaded up the kids and headed to New Orleans for some Audubon Zoo fun with one of our BFF families, the Guillory's.  Between our two families we had 8 kids, (they had picked up a couple of extras somewhere, as you do) but only one boy!  Wattsy-boy stood alone in the male category.  Good thing little Elysium will be able to join us soon to help even up the score.

So what happens when the kids outnumber the adults?  Things like this...

We took the double stroller and planned to swap out tired kids in the free seat.  This led to lots of bickering over the free seat...









Damon's long-lost cousin...(they have the same arms!)


My little monkey...






















John and his lovey...
L. L. Cool Watts...
And he does not seem to mind being surrounded by beautiful girls...

But he really only had eyes for John...
I love this picture of Cille...it captures her bubbly, effervescent personality...







Jazz hands!












Action shot...


Look who else we found at the zoo? Our favorite almost-two-year-old, Skyler!

Skyler was happy to see his buddy Watts...





Water break!




Fun, South Louisiana Style: they're training for the next big hurricane party!







Mawmaw Shirley, this is a nutria rat...
...who needs to visit the dentist...









I was reading poetry to Cille, hence the glazed-over look on her face.  Hey, when your mom is an English teacher this comes with the territory.  Get used to it, kid...
I read poetry to Watts also...

Damon was very proud of himself for this artsy shot at the Roman Candy wagon...

































I love that the random guy on the bench smiled for the picture and Cille wouldn't even look at the camera.  Classic...




Our group, minus our photographer for the day, Damon.  I love these guys...