Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Monkeying around

We were going to the zoo-zoo-zoo, but he lost his shoe-shoe-shoe.
The animals we most wanted to see were Liam's favorite, the elephants, but their compound was being cleaned after their Halloween frolic and pumpkin mess, so they were not on display. Instead we discovered the very entertaining orangutans.
Liam was telling me all about them, as he strolled around with his favorite blanket, observing.
He was fascinated when this adult one played on the ropes. I'm sure he thought he could, too. A mama orangutan had a baby clinging to her. She discovered a large square parcel of straw, and two bed sheets. I could see the "light bulb" go off  over her head as she got a bright idea. She dragged the material and her clinging baby down into a little gully away from the visitors.
She shredded the straw, spread it all around, and covered it with a sheet. Then she dislodged her clinging baby, and gently laid him down. He refused to lie down. After many attempts, this exhausted mama gave up and covered her own head with the sheet. As the baby tried to scamper away, the daddy or aunty came to assist. See the kiss she threw to Liam? Those babies puckered up at each other.
Then it was time to leave and have our snack. Look at Liam's jaws stuffed with peanut butter crackers.
It sure was fun to monkey around with my 16 month old boy. When he saw a lemur, he screeched, "Hi kitty cat." He thought it was our cat and couldn't understand why he couldn't pet it through the glass. We have been blessed with another week of warm weather. It's going to be almost 80 tomorrow, so my honey and I will take a hike. Come back for more photos of our adventure. 


Connie said...

Liam is such a cutie. I'm sure time spent at the zoo with him was tons of fun. :)

Sioux Roslawski said...

So, you've left Bill and you've found a new honey?

https://carolann100-havealook.blogspot.ca/ said...

I so loved to go to the Zoo with my children when small and my Grandchildren this age. Only now your a Great Granny right. Oh that must be awesome.

Oh he is a darling looking your Grand baby Liam's. The Elephant is my fav too.

Isn't it smart how the Monkey and other animals are loving and act almost human in love as we do for our Grandchildren as babies. Loved your story of the Monkey attending his wee ones.

Merlesworld said...

What a fun day and to share it with a little one.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

I'll come back for photos and stories about Liam any time. :)

Val said...

How can he be that grow up already?

What a great age to explore and discover! I meant Liam. But I guess it goes for you and Bill, too.

Karen Lange said...

Liam is adorable! Can't believe he's that old already. Glad you are getting to enjoy time with him. :)

Pat Wahler said...

Looks like lots of fun at the zoo!

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Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Linda,

It's wonderful experiencing things through the eyes of a child, isn't it? Thank you for giving us a little taste of Liam's day at the zoo.

Susan :)