Friday, August 26, 2011


Yesterday we went to the zoo with some of my family.  We had fun.  The highlights were: the company, seeing Ocelots in person (we've been doing a little bit of studying about them), playful Meercats and Otters, and the Snow Leopard (who was quite frankly a bit of a show off).

The zoo is having a photo contest for their calendar-- the winning picture will be featured on the cover of the calendar, and the winner will get $50 zoobucks and a year membership.  I don't have a membership and would LOVE to win, but there were some really impressive looking cameras & tripods, and photographers who didn't have kids hanging on them or hurrying them on to the next exhibit.  {sigh}

But it doesn't hurt to enter, so here are my best pictures from yesterday.  Please tell me which you'd pick if you were to submit one of these.  I find it helpful to hear other opinions.  If there's a "why" behind your answer that would be helpful too.

These other pictures are just other pictures from the day.


Other random tidbits from the day:
Monkey's hairclip fell into a turtle pond...she's still telling me that she wants her purple hairclip back.  {sigh, again}.

Moose liked the snakes.  He liked everything that he was able to see, but he took a nap and was in the stroller for a lot of the time.  It's fun that he's getting old enough to experience it with us, though.

Thanks, J and M for taking us! 


Tanaya said...

Either the 1st one or the one of the otter.

I'll see if I can do anything to get her hairclip back for you. Can you email your phone number to me so I can have a keeper call you if they found it?

Momkatt said...

I love thd picture of the three kids with the penguins!

Heather, Rex, etc. said...

First one and the otter.

Heidi said...

Well I think for their calendar they are more likely to use photos without any people in them, just animal shots, so I would say one of your snow leopard ones. I like the closeness of the one where he is licking his paw, and I like the way the walking one directs the eye.

Annalia said...

It's so hard to choose! I really like the otter picture, the one with your kids as snow leopards, and Chick in the boat.

...and hot picture of you in the green shirt, Paige!