Saturday, February 16, 2008

Finally...the Zoo!

We have been looking forward to taking CF to the zoo since we got home! Of course, we wanted to wait until he would really enjoy it. He is now an animal pro and doesn't get as overwhelmed as he used to. I woke up at 7 and shook Adam awake and said "Let's do the zoo today!" He would have agreed to anything at that time of the morning, as long as I let him go back to sleep. So, at 10 we were on our way!

Studying up!


There's that fake smile!


A couple of times on the way, Charlie said things like, "No bazoo". (He adds a "B" sound to the beginning of "Z" words.) I don't think he realized what we were talking about. BUT as soon as we arrived, he got so excited.





Mingos!


We had fun on the carousel! Last time we were on one, it scared him a little.



Charlie and Daddy...



Mean Mommy making Charlie look at the camera!




CF reeeeeally loved this bird!


See?


More zoo fun:












ROAAAAAARRR!!





Needless to say, we will be back very soon. Charlie was not happy when we had to leave, but he was asleep before we left the parking lot. What a beautiful afternoon with my family.

Thanks for all the comments on the name blog. There were some funny ones, and also some great advice. I think we are sticking with the name!
Tonight we have another outing...a HUGE Ethiopia group gathering. I can't wait to see our friends again. I am bringing the camera, so I will post pics soon!
Enjoy this beautiful weekend!

11 comments:

Mama Sweet Pea said...

Charlie is such a precious little guy! you can just see the sprakle in his eyes! Thanks for sharing him with all of us in waiting! makes the wait go a little faster!!

Handlyrics said...

love the pics. thanks for sharing. ROoooaaaaaaaaaaarrr is my fav!!

J-Mac said...

Aw looks like fun! Charlie is such a doll! Alex want for and I quote "All of your grown-up friends and their kids to go play bowling ball" Eh, we can start an AB-Phab off-shoot (like the later years). HA!

J-Mac said...

Oh and can I hire you to come on our family outings? Your pictures are always incredible!

Angie said...

Great pictures. He is adorable! The zoo is always a big hit at our house.

Kari said...

Yeah! Pics of one of our favorite families! Love the pics from the zoo. You captured some really sweet moments and I love the Rooaar one too. And, it's fun to see pics of you and Adam too. We miss you guys!

Diane said...

Great pics! I'm so sorry I missed the Rainbow gathering. Atticus was asleep by 5:30 that night. Hopefully, next time something will be planned a little earlier and we'll be able to attend!

Lauren said...

I love your pictures. What a beautiful boy you have :-) I should probably introduce myself, my name is Lauren. I found your blog through a chain of blogs on adoption. My sis-in-law adopted my nephew, Zachary, from Ethiopia in 06 and my husband and I are just starting to research adoption. We know we want to adopt, we just have to wait till he's done with dental school in 2010. So anywhoo, enough of my ramblings. I just wanted to say HI and God Bless!

Lauren Marks

P.S. feel free to check out my blog...

http://ladyofportlandhouse.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

Oh, I also keep in touch with Brian and Laura, Max and Mimi's parents. That's how I originally found your blog :-)

cathy said...

Such great photos! My fave is Prince Charles growling for the camera. Zinabu LOVES the tiger photos!!!! He asks to see them all the time.

Kerry and Tom said...

Charlie is cuter everytime I see him. I am so happy you have this blog so we can see his beautiful smile whenever we want. Your a beautiful family and we miss you so so so much!!!