Monday, May 23, 2011

Fairytale Town and the Sacramento Zoo

Fairytale Town was really fun.  It's a park themed with Nursery Rhymes and Fairytales.  Although we weren't able to a whole lot with our eight month old baby, as it staged for older children, we still had a lot of fun.  I think Remy just liked being outside.  Believe it or not, adults are not allowed in Fairytale Town unless accompanied by a child.

The entrance.  Adults have to bend forward to enter, but children can go right through

The old lady and her shoe slide.

Ben went down with Remy

And then I went down with Remy.

I like this Hippo water fountain.

Remy loves sitting on Ben's shoulders.  His favorite thing to do up there is hit his dad on the head.  

They had a small petting area, complete with Eeyore the donkey...

and Daisy, the cow.

This is Owl's House, from Winnie the Pooh.

The Crooked Man, Path, and House.

Then, there were the Three Little Pigs, with their houses.

The Three Billy Goats

And Jack and the Beanstalk.

Cinderella's Carriage.

Peter Rabbit and siblings.

Flopsey and Mopsey

Peter and Cottontail

Remy and I had fun sitting on the Turtle

King Arthur's Court and the Knights of the Round Table

After we got done with Fairytale Town, we headed over to the Zoo.  They are just across the street from one another so they were a perfect activity for our afternoon.   Although the Sacramento Zoo seemed smaller than the Hogle Zoo in Salt Lake, but we came at the perfect time because all the animals were out feeding.

I thought this picture was hilarious because it looks like the ostrich is hiding its head.

The ostrich finally looked up.

The giraffes.

The snow leopard

The giant anteater.  I learned that it will not eat an entire colony.  It stops feeding when the alert goes out with the soldier ants, and then comes back later for more.

The sleeping male lion.

While we were standing there, a female lion came running up to the fence.  It about made me pee my pants. 

Remy and I chilling in the shade under a mister.  It looks like I'm posing, but Ben took the picture while I was fixing my headband.

The tiger.


Remy in the Phil and Ted Stroller.
Just want to say, the more I use it, the more I love it.

The first time we put Remy's head in one of these, he decided he wanted to eat it.

So we put the pacifier in his mouth.

The spider's kind of creepy, but I love his smile.

The flamingos.  Their pink color comes directly from the amount of shrimp they eat.  
As you can see, the Sacramento Zoo feeds their flamingos really well.

We stopped by the gift shop on the way out, and bought a souvenir magnet to commemorate our trip.


On Saturday, we came back from our week long vacation in California.  We went to visit Ben's grandparents who live in Garden Valley.  It's a really small town up in the mountains of northern California, and you have to travel to get to almost anything.  It is beautiful up there though, and we had great company.

We were hoping for warm summer weather while we there, would have been a nice contrast from the rainy spring we've experienced in Utah this year.  We were disappointed however.  On Sunday, the day after we arrived, it snowed!  We did get two days of good weather, during which Ben and I took Remy to the Sacramento Zoo and Fairytale Town (see next post).

One highlight of our trip was meeting Hannah, Remy's second cousin.  Ben's cousin Sarah is just 20 days older than Ben, and keeping with tradition, her daughter Hannah is six weeks older than Remy.  We took some pictures of them playing together.

Remy latched onto Hannah's purple rubber duck quickly.

Tired little man needs a nap after all the playing.