Friday, July 9, 2010

Riding Along on a Carousel

For Father's Day, Anna June made a certificate at school that was something to the effect of "World's Best Dad". The teachers asked her what special things she did with her daddy, and they wrote them down on the certificate. She said that he reads books with her. He does this every night. Almost every night I ask her if she'd rather Mommy or Daddy read her stories, and 99% of the time, she picks her daddy. She also mentioned that he plays with her, which is true, as is evidenced by the post earlier this week about their game of hide and seek. But on the third thing, she said he "takes me to the zoo." Apparently, Anna June must have overheard Sipsey's answer or Drew's, because it had been since Christmas time when Ben came with us to the zoo! We've been several times without Ben, and we were pretty surprised at her answer.

But, that reinforced our decision that he should definitely come with us the next time. So when we went on Saturday, we tried to make the most of it. One of the zoo things AJ has started loving is the carousel! So I let her ride that with her dad. Anna June rode a baboon or mandrill or something she called a gorilla, who was eating a banana. I think she discovered riding is more fun when you have someone to wave to on the sidelines.


Anonymous said...

The last picture, especially, Daddy and daughter have the SAME FACE! The Zoo. What a fun place. It's got it all. ("..... it's all happenin' at the zoo... I do believe it .. I do believe it's true "!!!)
( Simon and Garfunkel)

Anonymous said...

Did AJ pick out the "Gorilla" all by herself?

Auntie Nonny