Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Party like it's 1999 and too many bipeds at the zoo.

This is our own personal Rock Band. Tonight as we ring in the new year we will be rockin' out to the tunes on Rock Band. Not pictured is Quentin on vocals, he's pretty awesome at hitting the pitch, not so awesome at getting the right words, but he has fun. David is pretty wicked on drums. He does all kinds of fancy moves.
Yesterday was a zoo day. Apparently everyone in Houston had the same idea. And those lame West U moms with their huge mega stroller, high heels and digital cam corders were seriously irrititating me. We decided there were way too many bipeds at the zoo, but for the kids sake, we saw everything but the monkeys and reptiles. Well also we missed the bird house and the aquarium. Normally we don't hit all four of those exhibits, but always the reptiles and at least one of the others. Usually the aquarium on the way out or in, but again, too many bipeds!!!
They have several new elephants so that was nice to see and I always love to watch the meer kats. They have a new 3.5 million dollar elephant barn that can hold up to 9 elephants comfrotably. David was funny he said, "Look mom, it's an elephant habitat, just like in the wild complete with steel bars and lots of poop." He has inhereited our sarcasm, and I appreciate that. Sadly the Koalas have gone home to San Diego and there wern't any praire dogs out and the Ken and Sharon Lay Prarie Dog exhibit. Joely was either in our out of the stroller and also she'd get angry when she couldn't climb up and see the exhibit, she most certainly did not want to be picked up by a very willing dad to see, she wanted to do it herself. That led to a few unforgettable moments with her.
This is in the natural encounters exhibit, by far my favorite "house" at the zoo. It holds a lot of fun precious memories. Where else but on Kim Possible can you see Naked Mole rats?
Joely spent a lot of time "people watching" but when an animal caught her eye, it was a delight, she'd screach and exclain, "wook Daddy or wook Dadid" she was so much fun.
In case you don't know, Alice and I went to the zoo almost every week the year I had Joely. She was in a special zoo class and so the zoo is definatly her stomping grounds. We went several times last year, but we havn't been back since the summer. She was a little miffed that they had moved the zebras, they are still in the same general area as where they were, but now they are in the exhibit with all the other hooved animals. Alice and I agree zebras are special and should be treated to their own habitat.
Afterwards it was lunch at Chuys, and it was a miracle, we were able to find parking and we were seated immediatly. Since it was so near Alice's birthday I told the waiter we'd like some brouhaha, but he said they didn't do that at that Chuy's but they would bring her some soapapillas, she was satisfied with that and Robert breathed a sigh of relief. He hates the added attention in a public venue.
We didn't get to see Uncle Bo and Aunt Tessie, they are both fighting the flu. We hope to see them soon-
Happy New Year one and all


Jan said...

I love reading about your family and your life -- sounds like fun times to me. We are big Chuy fans too and now there's one very near us. Love it!

RaeAnn said...

It sounds like you had a great Christmas and New years!! The zoo has always been one of my favorite outings with the kids!!! Sorry it was so busy!!!
Love your family and your Blog!!
Have a great new year!!!

4Girls4Me said...

You're such a crack up! I hope you & your Rock Band had a rockin' New Year's Eve! You are such a fun Mom!

Yennigirl said...

We almost went to the zoo too! Loved Davids (?) comment about the zoo habitat. We haven't tried Chuy's yet. Thanks for the recommendation! Happy New Year!!

chulah said...

Yeah!!! The zoo looks so fun. I am happy to hear you gave a shout out to San Diego.The koalas are waiting for you here. We have visited them many times and they are always napping. I can't believe how old Alice is getting. It seems like just yesterday I was holding her in your hospital room. Give her big hugs from us! Your blog rocks and we love it!

Renae said...

You mean you don't walk around the zoo in heels and a mega stroller? :) Send some heat up my way, I'm freezing. You guys did indeed party like it was 9 years ago!

Aryn said...

I don't have much to say about this one other than I LOVE reading about your kids and your life...

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