Monday, March 23, 2009

Topeka Zoo and the Legends Mall

So, this Spring Break we stayed close to home. Usually we go to the Stotts in Kansas City, but they weren't around this year, so we decided it might be fun to stay a night in a hotel with a pool in Topeka. Topeka is the capital of Kansas in case you didn't know and is only about 50 minutes away from us. Of course we did make it close to Kansas City to the Legends Mall so I could enjoy a little shopping (thank you Babe). Koy also loved it because we showed him the huge water fountain there. It was a warm day, almost 80, so it was perfect weather to play in the water. That night we made it back to Topeka and swam in the pool. It was a little cold, but Koy loved it. I have never seen him so excited over a pool, which is a good sign for this summer! :) He was giggling like crazy and continually jumping off the side to Kable. His lips were blue, but he still didn't want to get out! The next day we went to the Topeka Zoo. It was a cold day, but fun anyway. If you notice the terrifying look on that gorilla's face, you are so right to be scared. He was strutting around proclaiming to all that it was his territory. Apparently right before we stepped around the corner to his exhibit he had charged the glass and pounded on it! Yikes! I don't think that glass was thick enough. The looks he gave us was like "I want to tear your head off!" Then, when we were walking by the pond were all the birds were, we noticed this little goose reaching his head out of the fence and trying to take nips out of people walking by. Well, a little later Koy had found a rock and wanted to throw it in the pond, so he reached is little arm through the fence and sure enough that little goose walked right over to him and took a nip! Koy jumped so high and let out a terrifying scream. He ran to me crying. It was sad, but I have to admit hilarious! Kable about kicked the goose in the head! Dumb thing! I wish I would have gotten that on video! Then we went in this indoor rain forest exhibit where animals, mostly birds, are roaming free. I got dive bombed by a bird and Kable almost got pooped on! After the zoo we went out to eat at Olive Garden, checked out the Topeka mall, and then saw "Bolt" with some friends, the Raricks and Andersons ,from Manhattan. Afterwards, we let our kids play at the indoor play land at the mall, since it was so cold outside. Last of all Koy got an ice cream and I got a cookies and cream shake at Chic Fillet. Mom and Rachel always rave about how good they are, but I have never had one. Oooh, they are so right. Like heaven! Good thing there's not a Chic Fillet in Manhattan or I'd probably gain 20 pounds on that divine treat!


Jenny said...

Looks like fun! I love the zoo!

Bybee's said...

looks fun and cold. koy is cute in the bear chair. i bet he loved that