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Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta

Comments Off on Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta Written on October 27th, 2013 by
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Max and I got up this morning and headed to Atlanta to meet Tanya and Max. We all went to Boo at the Zoo at Zoo Atlanta. Max looks forward to this fun Halloween event every year. The weather was perfect for our visit today, not too hot or too cold. The two Maxes loved trick or treating at the zoo. They got a lot of yummy treats. We also loved seeing all the cool animals. Max was especially excited about seeing the zebras because he’s been learning about them at school. While we were there we got to see a lot of costumed characters to get pictures with. We saw Frog and Toad, If You Give a Pick a Pancake, If You Give a Cat a Cupcake, Darth Vader, and a cool panda. Other highlights of the trip were the zoo candy train and playground. We all had a good time.

Max fell asleep on the ride home. He was so tuckered out from all the fun and excitement. He went to Grandpa’s to finish his nap. Lil’ fellow wanted to sleep on Grandpa’s back porch swing.

Tonight Mimi and Grandpa had a little birthday party for neighbors Greg and Renae. Max was so excited that when Grandpa asked him to say the blessing he started to sing the Happy Birthday song. Max loves celebrating birthdays!

Max is hanging his hat with Mimi and Grandpa tonight.

More Images from Last Fall

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Two from gymnastics, seven from Zoo Atlanta’s Boo at the Zoo, five from Max’s preschool, six from the Southeastern Railway Museum’s Train or Treat, and one with Granny at her seventy-fifth birthday dinner:

Visiting Zoo Atlanta for “Boo at the Zoo”

Comments Off on Visiting Zoo Atlanta for “Boo at the Zoo” Written on October 20th, 2012 by
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We enjoyed a fun day today at Zoo Atlanta. Today was Boo at the Zoo. Grandpa was super-sweet and got us free tickets. We had a great time. Max looked so cute in his shark costume. While at the zoo we didn’t get to see too many animals. We saw elephants, monkeys, kangaroos, and lots of scary snakes. They had candy stations throughout the zoo. Max loved that! They also had a lot of characters for great picture opportunities. We got to see Curious George, Martha from Martha Speaks, a panda, and a Halloween kangaroo.

We also got to ride the train for a Halloween ride. Max played a lot of fun games and won cool prizes. They had jumpies and a couple of neat playgrounds, and Max enjoyed them all. We also rode the carousel at the zoo. When we left we had a bucket full of treats. We all had a lot of fun and were really tired when we left.

Max fell asleep on the way home. He continued his nap once we got home, and I joined him. When he got up he was recharged and ready to play.

After the UGA football game, I’m going to join Max and Daddy upstairs for a much-needed rest.

Images from Monkey Joe’s, Catch Air, Zoo Atlanta, & Bogan Park

Comments Off on Images from Monkey Joe’s, Catch Air, Zoo Atlanta, & Bogan Park Written on December 30th, 2011 by
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Three from Monkey Joe’s, five from Catch Air, seven from Zoo Atlanta, and three from Bogan Park:

These images were taken from October 14 to October 28. Next up are our Halloween images.

Birthday, Studio, & Zoo Atlanta Images

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One from cousin Bridget’s birthday dinner on July 3, two from July 4, one from the studio, one from Grandpa’s birthday dinner, and four from our July 16 trip to Zoo Atlanta:

Zoo Atlanta

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Becky asked me last night if we should visit Zoo Atlanta today. We’ve enjoyed unseasonably cool weather for the past two days, and we were putting off going to the zoo until milder weather arrived in the fall, so I said we should go. Because we didn’t know what the weather was going to be today, we didn’t tell Max about our plans last night. When we told him this morning, he got excited. He said he was going to see a “moo-moo cow.”

Mama and Max went to Granny’s this morning so he could stay with her while Mama went to get us a picnic lunch. When they got home we packed up and headed to the zoo. Traffic was light and we made it from our home near the Mall of Georgia in Buford to the zoo in about forty minutes. Baybay watched his iPad all the way down there.

We had a fantastic time today. Max was very well-behaved all day and interested in the animals. I took over 270 pictures, and Max never even got into his stroller. We used his stroller to schlep around our camera equipment, picnic lunch, and other provisions.

The three things Max enjoyed the most were running around the exhibits, playing on the playground, and riding the train. We saw all sorts of animals, and Baybay didn’t seem to favor one over another. He never mentioned not seeing a “moo-moo cow.”

I’d better knock on wood as I say this, but Max is getting easier to take to places like parks and malls. He’s maturing and Mama and I don’t back down once we make a decision. He’s not hitting and scratching at us nearly as much as he used to, either. This is a big improvement for enjoying a day out with the little fellow.

When it came time to leave our little buddy didn’t want to go. He wanted to stay and play on the playground. We’d been there for about four hours, and Mama and I were ready to get off of our feet. I picked up the little fellow as he cried, and I felt pretty selfish for leaving, but Max stopped crying within a couple of minutes. Once we put him into his car seat and gave him a bottle of PediaSure, he fell asleep. He woke up when we got home and asked to play trains. I told him he could play trains after his nap, and then he asked to watch Barney. I didn’t answer that request, but once I got his diaper changed, Mama gave him some more PediaSure, let him drink it, and then put him into his crib. He didn’t raise any objections about going back to sleep.

We made it home around 3:30 this afternoon and Baybay was in is crib by 3:45. As I write this, he’s still asleep. He’ll probably wake up when we commence our bedtime routine, but I bet he’ll be ready to go back to bed before long. We walked the entire zoo, and Baybay did a lot of extra walking, climbing, running, and sliding. He’s zonked out.