Wednesday, April 15, 2009

lions, tigers and kindergarteners... oh my!

yesterday we joined esme's kindergarten class on their first field trip to zoo boise. there is a new african plains exhibit that we were very excited to see. the giraffes were my favorite- they are magnificent! i would have happily spent the whole afternoon with them but when you are with a group of five and six year olds you are only allowed to spend a couple minutes with each animal and then you are on the run (literally) to see what is next.

after the giraffes we saw a big kitty ::

a big nest ::

a big egg ::

a small elephant ::

and a tiny tiger ::

i think the monkeys were harper's favorite. they were very cute and entertaining. they kept coming up to the front of their enclosure to check harper out. it looked like they were inviting him in to play! but no, we decided to pack up our sleepy little monkey and head home for a nice, long nap.


Ria said...

great pictures - looks like fun!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

That looks like so much fun!


Shawn said...

I love Harpers hat. Is that a pattern of your own making? I couldn't find a place where you blogged about it, sorry if you did and I missed it.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

thank you for all of your sweet comments! :)

shawn~ harper's hat was knit from the giving pixie pattern from little turtle knits. it is my favorite hat pattern for little ones :)
here is the link ::


kraftykash said...

Class fieldtrips are so fun! Im glad that you all got to tag along!

Shawn said...

Thanks for the link! I'm off to look...

jmae3 said...

oh this melts my heart...We went to the Santa Barbara Zoo when I was in 1st grade-we had to wear little name tags pinned to our shirts just like this! lol