Monday, May 3, 2010

What does a giraffe say?

What? You don't know what a giraffe says. Well my genius of a son does, thanks to a trip to the New Orleans Zoo. On Saturday, it was a cloudy, dreary day with a chance of rain, so what do you do on a day like that, well you go to the zoo. Jace, Cohen and I decided at the last minute to pack up our things and head down to see what the animals were up to on this dreary day.

So here is a short video of Cohen telling everyone what a giraffe says…

Most of the animals were taking their naps when we got there (and Cohen probably should have been napping as well, but oh well).

Here is Jace teaching Cohen about the Louisiana Nutria Rats. I do not care much for this animal at all. Anything with a tail like that should not live near me.

Of course, we took another short video of Cohen learning about the Nutria Rats.

The Louisiana Swamp section of the zoo was especially humid. I think they pumped in the humidity for the visitors so you could get the full Louisiana experience. Cohen enjoyed cooling off at the little misters (I guess that's what they are called).

Next we stopped off at the white alligator exhibit. I think this was Cohen's favorite. At one point he even laid down on the ground to try to look that alligator in the eye. Do we have a future Alligator Hunter on our hands? Who knows?

As most of you know by now, our favorite bedtime book is Llama, Llama Red Pajama so we had to take some time and stop off at the llama exhibit. I explained to Cohen that real llama's don't wear red pajamas and they are also not mad at their mama (another favorite book of Cohen's is Llama, Llama Mad at Mama).

And to end our day we spent some time at the playground. If you will take a good look at all the pictures above, you will notice that the one picture below is the only one where Cohen is wearing shoes. I guess his feet got hot, who knows, but he refused to wear the shoes through the zoo.


  1. ha ha ha!!! i love it! the giraffe is my favorite by far! the nutria rat (didn't even know it was spelled that way!) was hilarious! i expected him to make a "gross" face! ha ha!

  2. He is soooo precious! He looks like he has adjusted so well! I am sooo happy for all of you!

  3. There was a dead nutria on St. Andrew's the other day! I am so happy that the zoo is no longer off limits!