"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 4: 6-9

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Animal Kingdom

Our final fun activity for Carson's birthday weekend was a day at Disney's Animal Kingdom! 
 Daddy and his big 4 year old ready for a fun day!
 Our first stop was at the safari ride. We had heard from others that you want to do the safari ride first thing in the morning because all of the animals are out. The boys were so excited! The first animal we came upon was the rhinoceros...
 The hippo's gave us a nice up-close look...
 And the crocodiles were out sun-bathing...
Matt got an awesome view of the giraffe walking around... 
And the boys LOVED the elephants! 
They said the ride was a little bumpy, but even days later, they keep asking what our favorite animals on the safari ride were! 
Then after the safari ride, we went to DinoLand. This was definitely a favorite spot! There is so much to do, from fossil digging, to rope climbing and sliding! 
 I was amazed at Carson's upper body strength to climb up this steep ropes course. Matt video taped him climbing up it, and I seriously hurt my foot trying to follow him up. Kids and their unknown strengths!
 Playing peek-a-boo with the dinosaurs!
We beat the rain by exploring in this exhibit.  
 And once it dried up, we went to the petting zoo. All of the goats, sheep, and pigs were hiding under this pavilion. 
 The boys loved these pigs!
We had a blast visiting with some characters. Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, and Tigger... 
And Raffiki from the Lion King!
We were getting close to their usual naptimes, but they kept on going strong! A little ride in the stroller gave them their second wind. 
A top favorite was this Lion King show. The monkeys did all kinds of awesome trapeze tricks. So fun to watch and very entertaining! 
As you can see, the boys were mesmerized!  
The parade was fun to watch too! Our friends from our camping weekend were there, Chip and Dale! 
 After the parade, we got yummy Mickey Mouse ice cream bars and headed back to the bus.
The second we sat down, the boys were fast asleep on us! We officially had worn them out. What a fun weekend celebrating our 4 year old! 

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