Spring at the Zoo.

Yesterday dawned bright and sunny, with a temperature headed into the sixties. My parents were visiting, and after a  long winter of sitting on the couch, all any of us wanted to do was to get out and  enjoy some sunshine. So since my mom, a zoo aficionado extraordinaire, has been waiting to take Tori to the zoo since the moment I announced I was pregnant, there was only one thing to do.

Go to the zoo. The Indianapolis Zoo, to be exact.

We got up close and personal with lots of animals:

Up close and personal with a warthog at the Indianapolis Zoo

Tori learned a new vocab word – warthog (although it sounds more like "group hug.")

monkeys at the Indianapolis Zoo

Sure these monkeys look innocent…but the little one was determined to teach the kids about masturbation.

giraffes at the Indianapolis Zoo

These are really big puppies with beaks, according to Tori.

walrus at the Indianapolis Zoo

Walruses. So gorgeous underwater. So ridiculous looking on land.

And grandma and Tori got to spend lots of quality time together.

Grandma and Tori at the Indianapolis Zoo

This was the view I saw most often.

But this? This picture sums up exactly what made the afternoon so perfect:

Tori overwhelmed with awe at the Indianaolis Zoo

If ever there was a picture that didn't need a caption, this is it.

It’s moments like that that make all the temper tantrums, sleepless nights and splitting headaches worthwhile. So that was my weekend. How was yours?

6 Comments on Spring at the Zoo.

  1. Rebecca
    March 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm (5 years ago)

    The last photo should be sent in to every photo contest ever. And it should win.

    • Amber
      March 24, 2011 at 8:51 am (5 years ago)

      Awwww. Thanks! I love it, but then I’m biased.

  2. Gail
    March 21, 2011 at 4:54 pm (5 years ago)

    I love that zoo. I need to take a trip down there this summer.

    • Amber
      March 24, 2011 at 8:50 am (5 years ago)

      It really is a great zoo! They’re opening a splash park this summer too. It looks like a lot of fun.

  3. SaucyB
    March 23, 2011 at 8:41 am (5 years ago)

    Aw. what a GREAT picture. “Puppies with beaks”, I’ve never seen those animals before. 😉 too cute

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    • Amber
      March 24, 2011 at 8:50 am (5 years ago)

      As long as she doesn’t ask if we can bring one of those home…


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