Fall is the perfect time of year to get out and do things. We have been meaning to take Keating to the zoo for a while now, but we kept pushing it off. Friday was the perfect time to go. We got in early before all of the field trips arrived and didn't have to deal with many crowds. His very favorite exhibits were the elephants but he really loved these bronze animals throughout the park. Who needs to see a real giraffe when you can sit on a bronze one??
This guy cracked us up. As we were all standing on the other side of the fence, he sat down on the big rock and snacked on lettuce while watching us. Apparently we were as entertaining to him as he was to us. It's a little creepy to me how human-like he was in the way he was sitting and watching... reminded me of that Mark Wahlberg movie with the monkeys. Weird.
The cheese face was out in full force, he was too busy looking at things to smile.
Other little boys were not as thrilled with the zoo...
We were glad that Brad was able to come and spend a day with the family. He has been all work and little play lately.
There aren't that many great rides for kids his age, but he did enjoy riding the silver motorcycle over and over again.
He ended up very disappointed on the dragon ride because it did not go up and down. He yelled to us every time he went around, that the dragon was broken and he needed pliers to fix it! Such a character
We also began shaping him to be a young conservative. Can never start too young!
We also hit up a random fall festival with our friends the Bonners. Keating and Brett had fun watching bands play and practicing their football skills. It was a busy weekend but we enjoyed the family time we had together.