This past Saturday, Jude got to make his third trip to the Baton Rouge Zoo. We were invited by two AWESOME ladies that served in Discovery with me, and of course their two kiddos, Natalie and Dade. This was the first zoo trip that Jude actually didn't cry through and stayed awake for most of it. The weather forecast was threatening with a 70% chance of rain.. YUCK! But the morning was sunny and a little warm... And of course, we had to bring "the blanket" for our sanity.
Jude was checking out the cheetah.
Jessica and her little sweet pea, Natalie. Nat insisted on calling Jude "Baby Jude" which is so funny because ever since he was born, every little one has called him that. It was too sweet.
"Baby Jude" at the elephant, or hefalump, exhibit.
My sweetie looks good in yellow with his curly auburn hair.
At the otter pond. Dade and Jude were more interested with each other than the otters. Natalie was so sweet to Jude and wanted to show him the otters. Then we finally managed to get a group picture with all three kiddos. Getting them to all look at the camera for the picture was really just too much to ask.
Jude was VERY interested in the aquariums. But not so interested in the reptile exhibit.
Yay... I finally got in a few pictures with my sweet boy. And yes, the matching outfits were intentional. We are a southern Louisiana family, so why wouldn't we wear our purple and gold on an LSU game day. We were at the Tiger Baseball game in spirit Saturday! Lane and Uncle Jim were there in the flesh to watch them beat Arkansas on Sunday!! GEAUX TIGERS!!
And, for those of you that know me and those of you that don't, of course I had the perfect shoes for the occasion. What LSU ensemble would be complete without some Tigress flip-flops?!
We eventually made it about half way through the zoo and stopped at the overcrowded Flamingo Cafe for some lunch. While were there, another Watts Family showed up. It was a great opportunity to get some pictures of Jude with his cousin Kenadi. Believe it or not, these pictures capture a rare moment since Jude has developed a little "jealousy" over Kenadi's new position as baby in the family.
Before we left the cafe, the clouds got dark and the wind got cool. Everyone decided it was best to call it a day before we got stuck in the middle of the zoo during a rain storm. We jetted to the front and it started sprinkling on the way. Wouldn't ya know it, the rain blew over about 30 minutes later. Oh well! It was a great day!!!