Wednesday, March 4, 2009

San Diego Zoo and Silver Strand Beach

Saturday we went to the San Diego Zoo, along with half of California. It was warmer than expected and pretty busy, but we manged to have a fun time. It was Lyric's first coherent trip to the zoo and she had so much fun searching the exhibits, then excitingly pointing to the animal, once she found it. Davis loved the reptile house... pythons, vipers, corn snakes, boa constrictors, and cobras... he loved them all and played tour guide, informing us whether or not they were venomous. Tatum was the map girl, she planned out our directions and kept us on the appropriate path.
Flamingos are Tatum's all time favorite, due to their pinkish hue. Davis on the other hand was dramatically dry heaving because of their smell... he reminded me of their daddy changing a diaper.
They may not resemble chimps in appearance, but I am pretty sure we have a couple of monkeys on our hands.

We even encountered some hostile aborigines along the way.
This peacock like bird was the hit of the day, my kids are still imitating him on a daily basis.
video

Silver Strand Beach
We decided to stop and play at Silver Strand Beach in Coronado. It was an awesome beach... great sand, long, gradual shelf, and tons of sea treasures waiting to be discovered. I didn't bring swimsuits, because I thought it would be freezing, on the contrary, it was about 79 degrees, so we let the kids soak themselves, clothes and all. Davis has gotten over his fear of the ocean and had so much fun chasing the waves. Unfortunately we left in hysteria, after Davis got a mysterious sting on top of his foot. The kids were quite convinced they found a shark tooth... the prized treasure of the day.Lyric took quite nicely to beach combing. She walked around with a little cup and proudly plopped in choice seashells, rocks, and a sand dollar. She offically has mothers hair, she broke out in wild baby curls within the first five minutes on the beach.

5 comments:

Kipn n' Sarah said...

Looks like such a fun day at the beach and at the zoo with the family. That bird totally cracks me up too!

Heather said...

Fun! Especially letting the kids soak themselves in their clothes, good memories for them! :) I can't believe what a big girl Lyric is now!

Kyra said...

Lyric is already finding treasures- when did she get big enough to do that? Love the pic of Tatum with the shark tooth- kids sure have great imagniations!

The Gray Family said...

love the family pics with the parents smiling happily and the kids looking every direction but the camera :>) Glad you guys had a fun day!

Alisha said...

what a great trip. You gotta love the San Diego Zoo!