Sunday, April 13, 2008

Jumper

Yesterday we made this set up for Bryson. He must have jumped for 20 minutes straight.

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Huge Bomber

This is actually from a few months ago, but I'm finally getting around to posting it. This thing was flying over the neighborhood all weekend. It was pretty cool to see it almost crashing into trees and powerlines. Did I say cool? I meant cool and scary.

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Mac and Cheese

These are some old pictures just to prove that, yes, we do let Bryson get dirty from time to time.



Saturday, April 5, 2008

Wild Animal Park

So today we went to the Wild Animal Park and had an absolute blast. Everything seemed to work in our favor.

First we went to the petting zoo. They have deer, antelope and gazelles. The smaller gazelles ignored Bryson because he didn't have food so he walked right up to the biggest deer in the place and literally said, "Hi!" Then a nice woman let Bryson have some of her deer food and it ate right out of Bryson's hand. It wasn't crowded with kids and all the animals were really nice so our timing was perfect.




Next we walked down to the new Lion Camp exhibit, which lets you get pretty close to the lions via tall glass panels. They have 7 cubs with their mothers. The cubs were playing around and jumping on each other. We were laughing and having a great time. One of the mothers looked at us from a distance and slowly walked up to the glass panel we were at. The glass goes from the floor to the top of the structure and looks almost like an open door, with glass where the whole should be. She came right up to the glass and looked us over, just to make sure we knew who was in charge. Bryson was a little freaked out at first, but then he calmed down and the lion went back to play with her cubs. Couldn't have timed that better. This is a shot of two cubs chillin' on top of a car in their area.



Next we walked along the trail that overlooks the open plains. The giraffes were on the other side of the park so we took a few pictures with this fake one.



But then some keepers came out and hoisted some food on wooded poles and the giraffes came from everywhere to right in front of us. Perfect timing once again.



We saw lots more, including a mother and baby elephant, lots of birds and gorillas. It was lots of fun and Bryson fell asleep on our way out. Perfect timing.