Wednesday, April 18, 2012
What a wonderful week we have had it was Stephens spring break and we got to have some much needed family time. Isaac is now moving in to solid foods and well so far not many have been a hit. Hes a big fan of sweet potatoes but anything that is a shade of green comes right back out of his mouth. He is growing up so fast even as I'm typing hes playing with his toys and talking to them on his play mat with out me entertaining him. As he is getting older we are getting to do more things than we had just a few months ago. So we ventured out to the Zoo with some amazing friends. Isaac LOVED IT he was awake the whole time we were there right till we arrived at the gift shop and he passed out. The Acadiana Zoo was so lovely and they had some very active animals. We saw the otter's do back flips and every type of monkey was swinging in the trees, but it wasn't until we got to the alligators that we would be in for a big surprise. This zoo exhibit was a big swamp like area that had a nice wooden ramp that went down so you were water level with about 8 HUGE gators. We were all giggling and joking about how close they were and then one started to move. At this point Isaac in the stroller and i were about 4 ft from the railing where everyone else was standing but in about 30 seconds they would have jumped back to where i was. Apparently 4pm is feeding time for all the animals and these gators were more than happy to get an early snack. The largest gator started slowly moving towards the 2 smaller gators, that were closest to the deck ,and all of the sudden right in front of us were two very large alligators thrashing in the water. It only lasted about 10 seconds but i promise you the adrenalin was pumping! everyone jumped back and quickly started up the ramp. After the gators calmed down we all nervously laughed and could not believe what had just happened. So Isaac had a very exciting first trip to the zoo and we cant wait to go back but i doubt we will be visiting the alligators any time soon.