Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Zoo Visit!

Back in June (yeah, yeah...I'm catching up!) we went to the Milwaukee County Zoo for Family Free Night with our friend Laura and her daughter Nina.

It was nice to be able to walk around the zoo when it wasn't so crowded (it was a member's only event, and seeing as I work there and all....)

This summer, the special exhibit is the 'birds down under', and fun exhibit where the birds are free to fly around and you can feed them millet seed on a stick. I had a feeling that my animal loving, bird FANATIC son would enjoy this. I wasn't disappointed!

When we first entered the exhibit, he was truly amazed that we were in this room with ALL of these birds. I think he was stunned!

Then, he started pointing to all the birds and SHOUTING 'bird! bird!'.


He was really trying to figure this thing out -- but the look of joy on his face was just awesome!

Daddy got a millet seed stick and enticed a bird over -- Max was in H.E.A.V.E.N!

Here's a video!

He was so happy afterwards, he just had to give me a hug! :)

And, no trip to the zoo is complete without a ride on the train! We thought it was fun to make Max kiss Nina -- we're just trying to get all the embarrassing pictures we can right now!


Laura said...

Max looks scared of Nina! It was a lot of fun seeing their faces at the bird exhibit.

Melanie said...

the look of joy on his face is so awesome! I can't believe how much he liked that. It would scare me to death! :)

mel said...

Max hugging Mama - I LOVE those moments. Bottle 'em up and save them in the same cabinet with the embarrassing photos!

gd said...

Finally able to watch the video--this is awesome! I loved his expression when you said "Max, where's the bird?" and he looked at you like "Um....right here, Mom. It's right HERE."