Saturday, May 4, 2013

Ménagerie du Jardin des Plantes

On Thursday, May 2nd, we went to Jardin des Plantes to view the gardens in the Spring as well as made our way to the zoo (menagerie).  Jardin des Plantes is the first and thus the oldest civil zoological garden in the world.  If you are interested in learning some of the cool history of the zoo and gardens check out this wiki page.

We had so much fun playing!!  The gardens were stunning and Amelie LOVED all of the paths winding through the gardens.  She would run and run and run.  I think she thought she was Dash from the Incredibles.  When Liam woke up from his stroller nap and joined the races.
Bobby and I took turns joining in the fun of running with Amelie. :) 

Liam really was trying to keep up with Amelie.
One day he will be able to keep up! ;)
Going to the zoo was not our original intention for the day, but we ended up caving.  There are a couple of animals you can see for free and Amelie and Liam were enamored that we just couldn't say know.  Liam now sees a kangaroo and says, "hop, hop, hop."  The zoo had a lot of really neat (and rare species) animals.  They had many houses set up to view specific animals: reptile house, cat house, monkey house, etc.  Overall, great experience.
Have you ever seen anything like this?  We were all in awe.
Liam will tell you these were horses.

We ended the day with a little photo shoot in the gardens.  

Helicopter sighting during the photo shoot.  We have to stop and wave!
Of the MANY pictures taken, this was my favorite!


Hadiza said...

Salut! I'm so jetlagged and googled to see what time the st Mande market goes to so I could go back to sleep without guilt--and I tumbled on your delightful blog. So I thought I'd say hi and let you know you are fabulous! How cute! And I've been here several times but never on my own and it's really helpful to see your travelogue so I can copy. Fortuitous timing- happy trails! H

KatieMGreen said...

that picture that is your favorite 0-- it's mine too!! so cute!!! i can't believe how big liam is getting!! miss yall. thanks for calling Saturday. Love you!!!