Thursday, July 2, 2009

Field Trip #2---A SkyFari

We went all the way to Omaha, Nebraska for field trip the Omaha Zoo.
The Zoo would have been worth it all on it's own (an awesome zoo--you should go), but luckily we didn't have to turn around and make the 7 1/2 hour trip back after our adventure. We actually went up there to see friends (some we haven't seen since we moved) and to spend the weekend with them. But since we were up there we figured another field trip was called for.

It was a CRAZY day...which is generally how things go when I'm with my friend C and our combined 7 (almost 8) kids....We saw the awesome aquarium and then gave into the whining and begging and took a ride on the new "SkyFari", which is basically a ski lift that takes you from the front of the zoo all the way to the back. It was slightly stressful to have an 18 month old on a ski lift above dangerous animals, but not quite as stressful as the rain, thunder, and lightning that began right at the end of the "lift"...The zoo of course promptly shut down the ride and left us stranded (with no stroller) at the furthest point away from our car in the pouring....I mean POURING rain. C and I took turns carrying Brian while walking, running, and even doing a little bit of dancing in the rain....We decided most moms would have been upset, maybe even a little angry at the situation...but one of the things that makes C and I friends is our ability to make the best of any situation...and we had a BLAST! Thanks for a great day C!

Before the rain....look at all those sweet smiles....we didn't actually get any after pictures...which is a good thing...we weren't looking very good!


Stephanie said...

Great pictures....I think I would have freaked when we were that far away. How awesome that you were able to get through it without breaking down especially considering you're pregnant....when I'm pregnant I'm a basketcase! :)

So I have to know how is it buying pink now and having alittle in your house? The first thing we ever bought for Allie while I was pregnant I hung up on the mantle for weeks so I could look over and see pink :)

Jen said...

Sounds like you all had a great time.

Great pictres as always, thanks for sharing!

CallanNMasonsMama said...

Looks like a great time. I think soon we need to venture out to the zoo here! It would be fun.