Monday, September 14, 2009

Inen's first Trip to the Zoo!

Today (Monday, Sept. 14) Korie and I took Inen on his first trip to the zoo. This milestone trip in a child's life was all the fun and excitement we could have hoped for, with perfect weather to boot! Thank You, God, for the great weather; and thank you, Oregon Zoo, for the great wildlife experience with our son.

Some experiences of note:

When we were looking at the leopard, Korie was telling Inen what it was and he said "leopard" right back!

At the lorikeet aviary, Inen enjoyed the colorful birds, particularly as they landed on Korie's head while she was holding him (twice). This was my personal favorite part of the trip. No family members were pooped on at this exhibit.

Inen got to see pygmy goats butting heads:

We also got to see the new lion exhibit...

... where Inen made his own lion face...

... and did a lion deed of daring:

After having lunch and seeing a number of other animals, we got to see one of the elephants before Inen finally tuckered out from all the excitement.

He just missed seeing Samudra, the baby elephant born right around the same time he was.

Korie and I saw bears, primates, native northwest critters, and a few other animals before the day was out.

Inen had a good long nap after several hours of animal antics, and we all had a very fun day!

If you'd like to see a slide show of the day, here it is:

Friday, September 11, 2009

Inen's first Birthday!!!

Inen turned one year old this August! So exciting!!! We survived the first year! And so we celebrated. Here's the evidence:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Inen's first (full) August

Sorry I'm late again. We've all been ill of late... at least that's my excuse. Regardless, here is the monthly slide show of the life of Inen. This one is particularly noteworthy, however, as it is the culmination of his first year. Yay! Following this one we will have a slideshow of his first birthday party, so stay tuned! For now, tide yourselves over with a heaping helping of slides from August: