Friday, October 24, 2008

Indianapolis Zoo

We had so much fun this previous weekend. We went up to the Indianapolis Zoo. Jackson just loved it! We were also lucky because they had a "ZooBoo," they called it. They decorated the whole Zoo up for Halloween, there were fun Halloween activities, and kids were all dressed up in their Halloween costumes. I wish we would have known so we could have dressed Jackson up in his costume. We had so much fun though seeing all the different animals that were there. They also had Trick-or-treating for all the kids, so Jackson loved getting candy as you can see below. Jackson picked up saying trick-or-treat real quick. This year has already been a lot more fun with Jackson since he understands it more.

Jacksons favorite animal at the Zoo, so he says, was the HUGE elephant. Here are a few pictures of all the cool animals we got to see.

There was a little train that went around on a track in the Gardens area. Lately Jackson had been a huge train fan and so seeing the train go around and chooing was so fun for him. He would be able to push the button you see and make the train start going.

Jackson has gotten so much better at going out of his comfort zone in touching animals. He just loved touching the goats and elephants as you can see.

We got to see an elephant get a bath.

We couldn't believe how long of a tongue the giraffe had. They sure liked those sweet potatoes they would give them as a special treat. We had fun watching and taking pictures of them sticking out there huge, long tongues.

We also got to see a dolphin show they had there.

Jackson and I here in front of a tank of sharks. Dad was daring enough to touch them, not for mom though.

Jackson got this fun little Lowe's apron at the Zoo to build some fun games. I had to dress him all up with the hat, hammer and all.

Jackson and I went with some moms in our ward to a place close by called Apple Works. They had a fun tree tower with a huge slide, mazes,hay rides, fresh apples from the farm you could pick, farm animals to pet, and also other fun things the kids could play on like this tractor, hay tower, and pumpkin house. Jackson had so much fun playing there with all his friends.

Jacksons such a flirt, already driving all the girls around. J/k Ha..Ha...


Rachel said...

Your little Jackson is such a cutie, & it looks like he's had lots of fun lately--the zoo & the little farm. And what boy wouldn't love a hard hat & hammer? :) Too cute!

Kristi said...

HOW FUN! That zoo looks so even got to touch some of the animals?! What?! They SERIOUSLY need to get working on the Hogel Zoo...don't ya agree :)
That little "pumpkin patch" place looks like it was WAY NEAT too! Go Jackson...drivin' the ladies around! :)
Thanks for the update! I really enjoyed it...I'll have to show Alexa!


Joanna said...

THat is so cool! I'm so jealous that your zoo is awesome and has a polar bear. Ours isn't that cool...yet.

I can't believe how big Jackson is getting! What the heck?!

Hey, and next time you're out here, we should all go out and play or something. Let me know!

The Dahle's said...

that zoo looks way fun! way better than hogle zoo! You look great in the pictures are u sure u are prego? lol. u don't look pregnant at all! I love Jackson's cheezer in all the pics! He is so cute!

Brad and Emilee said...

Looks like you guys have lots of fun things to do out there. That zoo looks way cool. I'm excited for trick or treating, aren't you? Our boys are at such a fun age. You look like you're doing great. Happy Halloween!