Monday, March 28, 2011

Safari Park

Sometimes Charlie reminds us so much of Daniel. He'll make a face and we can almost see a glimpse of Daniel in his eyes. Today we spent all day at the Safari Park in Guangzhou. It is where we spent Daniel's 2nd birthday together. Madi absolutely loved all the animals and we loved reminiscing about Daniel and the spots where we remembered being with him. One such spot was in the giraffe feeding area. Madi was so excited to feed ficus branches to the giraffes. Charlie was pretty cool most of the time, but when the giraffes were too close for comfort, he did exactly what Daniel did--he fell apart! We got such a kick out of the resemblance, which is exhibited in the photos taken.

My personal favorite area was the baby nursing station where we saw a baby bear (pictured) and a baby monkey that was in a stroller and dressed like a baby. They were so precious. The panda and koala bears were pretty cute too.

We traded our stroller for a baby carrier with a family in our group. Charlie hasn't been keen on the stroller and he's small enough for a carrier, so the trade made sense. It will actually be easier to have him attached to one of us and have our hands free in the airport than to drag around the stroller without utilizing it. So far, so good. He loves the carrier and it's great for bonding. It was another great day...




6 comments:

Carmen said...

Awww, bitter sweet memories of Daniel, and like Daniel, Charlie is already bringing you so much joy.
Note to Jimmy - Lisa's fan club wants to see some pictures of Lisa with Charlie.

Biba said...

Clearly, being that close to a giant animal is outside the comfort zone for little ones.

Melissa Portie said...

I loved that Safari Park!!! It is quite funny the similarities between your 2 boys. Charlie is precious.

Ana said...

Sounds like fun. Glad to see you're having a great stay in Guangzhou. 3Ds

Spring said...

Such a beautiful Baby. I am so happy for you and your family. You are such a wonderful family. Your love is clearly evident on your faces. May God Bless you and Bless you and Bless you. You deserve the best. Thank you for keeping us updated and sharing this part of your life with us. I have tears of joy in my eyes. Thank you again.

Allison said...

Oh how we loved that safari park, especially the pandas!! Charlie is so adorable, I love that he is developing such a great bond with all of you.
Love,
Allison