Thursday, May 14, 2009

Turning 4 at the Zoo

Andrew requested to go to the Zoo for his birthday. No big surprise since tigers, or animals in general, take leading roles in 90% of the library books, bed time stories, and games Andrew picks out. His favorite shirt (he is wearing it in the pictures) is an 18 month shirt (yes he is turning 4) but it has a tiger on it so he really won't let me take it away. We ended up spending about 6 hours at the zoo and he loved it.Some family joined us and I forgot my camera, but luckily Aunt Kerri acted as photographer. We played 'Candle, Candle, who's got the Candle' and 'Simon Says' . Aunt Val would do everything Simon said and the kids thought it was so funny. This picture is great because it catches Val pretending to be bugged that she messed up again, and shows Andrew cracking up. I brought candles but forgot fire, so he pretended to blow the candles out. I love Kate's cupcake face. All the kids needed a good wash down by the end.Well Andrew loved the zoo. Seeing real Tigers, Snow Leopards, Lions, and Bald Eagles is pretty cool for your birthday. His Grandma Dame even gave him a whole family of Tigers, which made it onto his birthday cake later that night, along with the snow leopard from his cousins.All but one of his gifts had tigers on it in some form. He can tell you which tigers are the biggest, what they eat, where they live, and that they have the biggest canines...he even corrected my brother when he tried to convince the boys that only dogs had canines, hence the name canines.

Andrew is such a fun, energetic kid, but he also loves to snuggle up on my lap and be read to, especially if the book as to do with tigers. He keeps me on my toes, and keeps us all laughing, we love this guy.

4 comments:

Sharee said...

I wish I was there! Give a birthday kiss from US!

jcwoods said...

What a lucky boy to have a zoo so close to him that he can visit tigers on his birthday!! Give him a big birthday hug from us!

Julianne said...

I'm sure Andrew would look like a giant compared to my Noah. Lauren has passed him up in weight and will probably soon in height too. People keep asking me if they are twins. What can I say?...he's got some Laney genes.

Kerri said...

It is so great to peek in at you every once in a while and see your family--so cute and happy. I can tell you are such a great mom. Loves from TX!