jasper has been sick since monday but yesterday i could tell she was feeling much better and was much less snotty so i took her out for some fresh air…she wanted to be held much more than usual (i was glad to oblige) but still enjoyed running around and taking in the zoo sights…she is getting much more consistant about pointing at certain animals and the impressive part is that she follows up by pointing to the same animals in her books – she clearly has some favorites…the zebras, lions, jaguar (in the book it is a leopard but close enough for now), flamingoes and parakeets are all top notch in her mind right now…

now that the weather has gotten chillier, my zoo people are putting the animals up earlier so we are having to be like mike and get to the zoo earlier so we dont miss them…by the time the zoo is closing, many of the animals are up already…bummer that but it is still nice to just wander the paths without all the people…

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

jasper tickled me this time around by being a bit of a spelunker…well, the toddler kind, that is…

she saw this deep nook in one of the many rock croppings at the zoo and so of course she ran right towards it…she spend a couple of seconds trying to climb it (surprise, surprise) but then changed her mind and turned around and backed into the little nook…she wiggled her booty until she was pressed into the hole and then just sat there all cozy and comfortable…i just watched her and let her be cozy until she took it upon herself to begin taste testing the various leaves and acorn bits…at that point, the nook time was over and we were off…

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

she looks so introspective here to me…very “in the moment”…

Advertisements