“Homaha Zoo” 2010

Best zoo ever!  I love the “Homaha” Zoo in Omaha, and this year, we went with our pals, the Anderson’s and Bumsted’s.  It wasn’t perfect – we got lost (or took the scenic route, or whatever!) and had to backtrack to our hotel, we didn’t get our adjoining rooms, one room wouldn’t go to bed, one room got up waaaay too early, Carter’s a zoo super-speeder, Collin’s a zoo slow-poke observer (so we had the speediest and slowest kids in the zoo, and were always yelling at someone to get back to the group), and GOD was it hot!  But it was fun!  I’d do it all again, in it’s lack of glory and all, cause I love the zoo and I love our pals!

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At the hotel, Charlie and Nora (11 months) tried to devise a plan to break into the fridge.  They only succeeded in being adorable!

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Carter loved the pool.  Go figure!

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Where’s Charlie???

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PEEK a BOO!!! 

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That’s our crew (minus Madi), ready to run the zoo:
Nora Bumsted (11 months), Carter Kay (nearly 5), Collin & Grant Bumsted (4 1/2 years), Carter Anderson (5) and Charlie (9 months)

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Whether it be Des Moines or Homaha, Carter loves the fish!

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Seriously, Charlie made it, like 10 minutes, then he was out!  MAYBE YOU SHOULD HAVE SLEPT IN, Round Man!

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I kept telling the kids if they’d HOLD STILL, the butterflies might land on them.  YEAH RIGHT!  Total waste of my breath to try and get these four to hold still!  This is as close as any of them got!

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Butterfly Garden

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Carter, Cactus, Carter

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This is our traditional family picture spot.  Minus an Andy.  Added a Charlie.

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Gorilla hand.  Carter Kay hand.

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My monkey, riding the monkey

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The new face of starvation!

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Carter is so intrigued by the various monkey skeletons.  She loved them last year, too!

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Riding the carousel

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Charlie’s first carousel ride, which he LOVED!

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Ahhhh!

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“I’m fixin’ to EAT mama!”  Love this guy!

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Collin, Grant, Carter J and Carter Kay at the zoo

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Carter Kay and mama at that zoo

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That’s all she wrote for Collin, Nora, Grant, Charlie, Carter Kay and Carter J!

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Charlie hooted, and Carter immediately gave him a lovey-hug.  They were both hot, tired, sleepy and she was a bit hungry.  I think she needed the love just as much as he did!