October 10, 2012

Bennett's first trip to the Zoo

I'm not sure why, but we've never been to the zoo that is right in Portland.  It's the Oregon Zoo, and it's only $4 to get in on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.  So yesterday Bennett and I decided to get in on the deal and see some cool animals!

This was the first animal he got to see up close, this friendly sea lion was swimming around in circles much to the delight of the many children standing in front of the glass!

Checking out the monkeys.

Up close and personal with a cheetah!!!

He was barking at every single animal he saw... it was so cute!  I tried to get a video of it, you'll hear him making his barking noise once at the lions at the beginning of this video...  
Then you'll get a fake cough, followed by a real cough, followed by a real sneeze :)

The last thing we did before we left was play by this miniature geyser.  It scared him the first time, but then he loved it and was babbling at it and didn't want to leave!

We had a really great time at the zoo together,
 Bennett's favorite animal turned out to be the giraffes.  

And on a different note... reflecting back on 10/10/10, two years ago today we found out we were going to have a baby!  That baby turned out to be a little baby boy, and he is an incredible blessing in our lives.  We are so excited for him to become a big brother now too!!!

1 comment:

  1. 10/10/10?! What an awesome coincidence! I already can't wait for Baby Knutson #2 to be born - what sweet moments Bennett and baby will have!

    LOVE the zoo - I can't WAIT for Avery to be old enough to 'get it'. We have a fun little zoo here in town, but the most 'exotic' animal is a kangaroo. Giraffes are WAY cooler. Bennett's barking is hilarious, but the cough and sneeze are so sad :( I hope he's feeling better!