Our Little Sister Alexis

Birthday: April 16th;
Day of the Week: Monday's child is fair of face;
Sun Sign: Aries (The Ram), just like my Pop-Pop.
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Monday, May 26, 2008

My First Trip To The Zoo!

My Mommy, Grammy, and Pop-Pop took me to a place called "The Philadelphia Zoo" today.

My Pop-Pop told me that the zoo is a place where lots of animals live and we were going there to visit them.

It was a hot day so, my Pop-Pop decided to sit by a big water fountain for a while. He said that the breeze coming off the water felt good.

My Mommy brought her new camera so she could take lots of pics to put on her new photo blog.

My Pop-Pop and Grammy found a nice cool spot in the shade to sit down together.

After we walked around for a while, we stopped and had some lunch. This was the first time that I got a chance to hold my own hot dog in a roll and eat it all by myself.

When I was little, my Mommy cut my hot dogs into little pieces, put them in a bowl, and there was no roll. But, I'm a big boy now so, I can eat my hot dogs just like everybody else!

After lunch, we went to a special part of the zoo that is just for kids where I could feed and touch the animals.

I wasn't sure about the feeding and touching part but, I had a lot of fun looking at them.

S-h-h-h, we have to be quiet... in this pic, a bunny rabbit is sleeping on the other side of this door.

Not far from the sleeping bunny rabbit, we found a wall that had 2 holes in it.

At first, I didn't know what the wall or the holes were for but, I watched what the other kids were doing and I just did what they did... I put my head through the holes!

There were also things at the zoo that I could ride on. One was something called a "swan boat" that you could paddle with your feet. My Mommy and Grammy got on that with me because I was too little and my feet didn't reach the peddles to paddle.

Then, we found a choo-choo train! It wasn't a Thomas & Friends train but, I wanted to ride on it just the same. The train wasn't big enough for mommies and daddies so, me and all the other kids rode on it all by ourselves.

They also have something called a "hot air balloon" to ride on but my Mommy said, "There is NO WAY we are going to ride on that thing!" Grammy said that she would ride on it with me but, it was tied down all day anyway so, she had to get this pic from something called "the internet".

And, here are some of the pics that we took of the animals. If you click on the grid block, the pics will get bigger so you can see them better.

We had a really nice time at the zoo and I hope we can go back to visit the animals again someday.

Join the Philadelphia Zoo Kids Club!

Trivia Question: Can you name the ride at the Philadelphia Zoo that was built in 1969, torn down in 2002, and replaced by the hot air balloon? You can note the name in the comments. If you feel the need to cheat, click here for the answer. Grammy said to let you know, we won't tell anyone!

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April is Autism Awareness Month - World Autism Day is April 2nd!

Google Custom Search Engine That's Safe For Kids

Let's all work together toward an end to this problem!

Making friends is easy, being a good friend takes practice.

Did you know there are 7 days in a week? Can you name them?

Do you know which day of the week you were born?

Did you know there are 12 months in a year? Can you name them?

Reading is Fun & Fundamental!

Thomas & Friends and The Booga Wooga
made tracks to great destinations from 2007-2012!


Trains & Characters: Annie, Clarabel, Arthur, Barrel Car, Bertie The Bus, Bill, Ben, Cargo Car, Chinese Dragon, Cement Mixer, Circus Animals & Trains (3), Construction Cars (2), Conveyor Belt Car, Cranky the Crane, Daisy, Diesel, Diesel 10, Donald*, Douglas*, Duke*, Dumper Car, Edward, Emily*, Express Coaches (2), Fearless Freddie, Giggling Troublesome Trucks (2), Gordon*, Harold The Helicopter, Harvey, Henry*, Iron 'Arry, Iron Bert, James*, Mavis, Murdoch*, Sodor Line Musical Caboose, Oil Car, Old Slow Coach, Percy, Peter Sam, Recycling Bins, Recycling Car, Rheneas, Rock Crusher, Rusty, Salty, Sir Handel, Sir Topham Hatt, Sir Topham Hatt's Car, Skarloey, Spencer*, Thomas The Tank Engine, and Toby. (* Engine w/ Tender)

Buildings & Other Stuff: Deluxe Over-Track Signal, Down Trees Track, Glenn Nock Switch Track, Hatt St. Deluxe Railroad Crossing, Mountain Crossing, Round-About Action Turntable, Roundhouse, Rumblin' Bridge, Sodor Blocks Building & Destinations Set, Sodor Cargo Drop, Sodor Engine Wash, Sodor Haunted Mine, Sodor Oil Depot, Sodor Postal Station, Toby's Windmill, Useful Engine Shed, Water Tower, and Wellsworth Station.

Tracks & Accessories: 8" Ascending Tracks (4), 2.5" Ascending Track Risers (4), 4" Curved Road Tracks (4), 3.5" Curved Tracks (16), 6.5" Curved Tracks (10), 3.5" Single Curved Switch Track (6), 2" Straight Tracks (9), 3" Straight Tracks (4), 4" Straight Tracks (6), 6" Straight Tracks (14), 8" Straight Tracks (8), 2" Track Adapters (2), and 14" Wacky Tracks (6).


Trackmaster Sets: Morgan's Mine Railway and Spin 'N Fix. Trains & Characters: Thomas The Tank Engine (2) and Cargo Car.

Take-N-Play Sets: Knapford Station, Percy's Mail Delivery, Colin at the Wharf, and Tidmouth Tunnel. Trains & Characters: Annie, Bertie The Bus, Charlie (2), Clarabelle, Dash, Diesel, Diesel Fuel Car, Elizabeth, Mighty Mac, Percy (2), Rheneas, Salty, Sir Handel, Sodor Fuel Company, Thomas The Tank Engine (2), Toby, Troublesome Truck, and Whiff. Tracks & Accessories: Bridge Fold-Out Tracks (2) Flexi-Tracks (88), Straight & Curved Tracks (22), S-Curves (3), and Signs/Signals (6).

Mega Bloks Sets: Thomas At The Sodar Fair, Thomas & Diesel Busy Day At The Quarry, Cranky & Salty At The Docks, Thomas At The Coal Station, Emily On The Go, Toby Hard At Work, and Thomas At The Logging Camp. Train Characters: Cranky The Crane, Diesel, Emily*, Gordon*, Harold The Helicopter, Henry*, James*, Percy, Salty, Spencer*, Thomas The Tank Engine (4), and Toby. (* Engine w/ Tender)

Drawing, games, puzzles, and alphabet-number magnets.


Siblings are the people we practice on. They teach us about
caring, cooperation, fairness, and kindness the hard way!


Lord Jesus, You were never too busy to pay attention to children, for You dearly loved them. We are happy that you love us and that You have time to listen to our prayers and to answer them. We thank You that You have made us Your own. As we get bigger and stronger every day, help us to grow stronger in our faith too. Bless our parents, whom You have given to us, and help us to respect and obey them, to love and treasure them. Forgive us when we disobey them or when we fail to respect them as Your previous gifts to us. Give them the wisdom to train us in the good and right way. Bless our home and every member of our family with a strong faith in You and true love to one another. Teach us to be kind, unselfish, helpful, cheerful, forgiving, and faithful in our duties. Help us to be like You, Lord Jesus, to grow in wisdom and character and in favor with God and all people. Send Your angels to watch over us, to keep us from all harm of body and soul. Bless us, and make us a blessing to our family and friends. Amen.

Thank you for stopping by and come back again!