My friend Tony suggested we go to the zoo with Girlie before he lands a job (cross your fingers everyone) and isn't available for this type of week-time fun anymore. Here are the videos that I took.
8/25/09 Vivian's outfit for the zoo
This is what happens when the father is left alone to dress the daughter. I like the gangster hat, with the jaunty puffball on the top and the Lorax in the front. As for the bumblebee leggings -- stripes go with stripes, right?
Portland Zoo 8/25/09 Lorikeet Aviary
I think the Lorikeet Aviary was the highlight of this whole day at the Zoo. You can buy little dixie cups full of 'nectar' to feed the birds. The birds are outlandishly, garishly colored and really brash. They weren't wallflowers that's for sure. A number of times Tony and I would be talking, about 2' away from each other, and a Parrot would fly right through our line of vision, buffeting our faces on the way through. The people watching, or rather the kid-watching was the best.
8/25/09 Lorikeet aviary close up
Ok, so I haven't figured out how to flip the videos on my flipvideo. Sorry.
Anyway, here is a beautiful Lorikeet eating in the aviary.
8/25/09 Vivian watches a waterfall at the zoo
Again, with the sideways video -- sorry. Anyway, Viv had started to get fussy. And rightfully so, we had been at the zoo all day long, and just been through a cave full of (literally) screaming children. She had pretty much had it with us and this situation when we passed a little waterfall at the zoo and boom. Suddenly mesmerized and content. Note to self: the girl likes falling water.
Whups, almost forgot the last video -- the all important "baby passed out due to long day" video, featuring the beautiful wife and mama.
8/25/09 Vivian conked out from long day at Zoo
It was a long day at the zoo, and the kiddo was conked out. Figured it would be a good ending to this series.
There ya go Grandmas and other Vivian fans. Thanks for the patience, we endeavor to post way more often than this.
Bp, Kt, and Vv