Monday, June 14, 2010

Spits & Giggles

Yesterday, Rob and I spent the day trying to get some things done around the house and in the yard. We needed to spray for bugs, so after Rob sprayed, we took off for the afternoon so that we wouldn't breathe in the chemicals all day. We went out for lunch, then frozen yogurt, then tried to think of something fun to do before we went home.

Despite it being almost 100 degrees, we decided to go to the zoo. It's fun to walk around, and we've been meaning to purchase a membership-- it will be a great place for me to get some exercise after the baby arrives and fun for him as he gets older.

We watched the kangaroos, fed the Lorikeets nectar & watched the sea lions swim. We decided to make our way over to the Children's Zoo, which has a bunch of water fountains and bubble machines for kids and a petting zoo. We dreamed about what it will be like to take Liam there. We pet the goats, the pigs, the miniature pony, and then we came across this guy:

The Llama.

Rob was fascinated with him. I was terrified. I can't imagine how a kid wouldn't be afraid of him. We stood there watching him for a long time before visiting the barnyard animals. Then we came back to look at the llama again.

There was a large family standing there watching him and the little girl was pretty close. Her mother said, "Back up! You better watch out-- They spit!" As she backed away, Rob made his move to get closer. He stood there, eye to eye with this six foot creature & several people giggled nervously.

And then...

(Seriously, how else do you describe the sound of something spitting?!)

The llama spit right in his face in front of everyone.

I cannot tell you the last time I laughed so hard. Everytime I stopped laughing, I started again. I woke up at
2am, thought about it and started laughing again. That moment was well worth the $100 membership, so thank you, Birmingham Zoo. We'll be back again soon for more spits and giggles.


  1. hahaha - OH NO! I love moments like that - that the second you remember them you start cracking up again. On our road trip my husband made a comment that unless explained makes no sense and everything I remember it I start laughing my butt off.

  2. HAHA!!! That is hilarious!!! I would have laughed just as hard. Silly little llama. :) I have to ask... how did Rob react?!

  3. LOL - love it. And love that pic! Glad you guys had a fun trip to the zoo :-)

  4. He was a trooper about it-- he laughed (almost) as hard as I did. :)

  5. HAHAHAHA that is awesome. What a great way to spend the afternoon. That's a moment you'll never forget!