As you know Todd, Taj, and I went to Omaha this past weekend to go to the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium. I shared a lot of pictures I took of Taj and with Taj. He really enjoyed going swimming at the hotel and loved running around in our room with the towel around him BUT it was the zoo that excited him the most.
Friday morning Kera dropped him off at our house on her way to work. He was so excited he was jumping up and down with a huge smile from one ear to the other asking if we were going to the zoo. We had plans to go Saturday and told him we will drive there but today we will just go swimming. It is a four hour drive to reach that side of the state. Once we were in Council Bluffs, Iowa we reached our destination, our home away from home for the night. Taj was excited when he saw the pool. He jumped in with Papa and we swam for a little bit. He found a little girl who was maybe seven years old and he liked her. He was way too cute trying to wink at her.
Above: Behind one of the waterfalls.
Below: Mama and her little baby.
Above: This monkey Taj told us looked like Santa Claus.
Below: A large tortoise.
Below: This little bird (about the size of a small house cat) came out from a bush.
He is very blue on the side.
Taj was not ready and screamed so loud I think the other side of the zoo heard him.
Poor little guy cried so hard.
After the Lied Jungle we thought we were going to go the Butterfly exhibit . . .
Taj really enjoyed watching the penguins.
It was feeding time and there was such a frenzy.
Taj thought it was so neat and giggled and giggled.
I love the vibrant colors.
Sharks swimming above our heads.
Below: When Taj saw these guys he started to sing: "We like to Move It, Move It."
He definitely watches a lot of movies.
Below: I was standing inside one of those plastic bubbles and found this guy.
We found some of Simba's friends.
I found a Road Runner.
It was a great weekend get away for the three of us. I hope we have more opportunities to be able to have a special weekend with our grandson. He loved it just as much as we did.