Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We went to the zoo a couple weekends ago.  Blueberry is at a very fun zoo age.  She gets it.  She's on board with the whole see-the-animals thing.  It's really nice to have a free (with suggested donation) zoo within walking distance from our house. 
Here she is with the flamingos.  She liked them.  She's signing "more".  I guess one cannot have too many flamingos.

Here she is with the giraffes.  She's giving her sign for giraffe, which is to tap her head and say "oh?"

The correct sign for giraffe (I just now learned from google) is to make the G sign and bring your hand from your neck to up over your head.  Blueberry's giraffe sign came about because she was once playing with a giraffe and hit herself in the mouth with it and it hurt, so from then on when she played with it I would tell her "be careful, oh?" (Oh? being the sound she makes when she's starting to cry, or when she's worried about something).  So now to mention a giraffe she mimics hitting herself in the cranial region with a giraffe and then complaining about the pain.

She also signs "all done" (waving both hands) and "Could you sing 'Close to You' by the Carpenters?" (touching her eye while I'm singing good night songs to her).  I taught her the Carpenters one on purpose just for the heck of it.

In case you're interested, I posted a new garden update on our garden blog.  I guess I'm into blogging again.  For now.

1 comment:

Amacrine said...

So cute! It made me want to brave the heat and head to the zoo, but I didn't. I love the artsy photo. I can't believe how grown up little Blueberry has become. sparta