Saturday, November 15, 2008

Breakfast with the Giraffes

This morning Alyssa and I went to the zoo and had breakfast with the giraffes. We met our friends Holly and Brandon there.

First we ate breakfast and did some fun 'giraffe' crafts, like making a giraffe magnet by using your fingertips pressed in ink to color a picture of a giraffe. Alyssa and Brandon really enjoyed using their fingers!

They also got to lift 'food' up in a basket to feed giraffe stuffed animals...they thought that was really fun.

Some other things they had set up were stamping, feeling what giraffe spit feels like (YUCK!),
dressing up like a giraffe (Alyssa really didn't appreciate me encouraging her to do this one!),
and standing next to a life-size picture of a baby giraffe to see how you measured up.

Afterwards we headed to the barn where the giraffes stay at night. When you enter you need to be really quiet (you can only whisper inside) because they get scared very easily. Alyssa did such a great job at this! ...and she even fed them without being afraid. I was so proud of her! :)
It was so awesome to have them come right up to us and eat right out of our hands...even though the tongue is a little gross to me. ;) After the giraffe events we enjoyed a carousel ride.
I always love spending one on one time with the girls. Alyssa and I had a great morning!


Susan said...

That looks so cool! What a big girl following directions so well. Such a great mommy and Alyssa date :)

Mandy Kershaw said...

I've always wanted to do this but it's a bummer that you can only take one kid per adult. Glad you had a fun time!

Heidi Marie said...

Looks like fun! I love the fact that you were able to feed the giraffe's!!

A & E Downing said...

what a fun morning!

Jenn Saylor said...

Looks like so much fun - it will be fun to do these things with Hugh.

Cristina said...

So fun! I have always wanted to do this... I think Domenica will enjoy it next year... it will be a good activity while brother is in the "big k".. snif, snif!