4.22.2012

The Zoo and Our Guest, Stanley.

Saturday we visited the Philadelphia Zoo.

Niamh and Philly were sent a Flat Stanley in the mail this week.  One of the girls I've met through blogging asked if her son could send his Stanley friend to our house for a little vaca:).  I knew the kids would love something like this, so I invited him on over!:)  

If you've never heard of Flat Stanley, you can read a little about the book series here.  I had never heard of this book before, but it seems everyone at the zoo knew who he was.  Which was kind of funny.  We heard the "Oh, is that Flat Stanley??" a couple times.  He is kinda famous in Philly I guess!

The kids had a ball showing him all the animals.  Stanley especially liked the polar bears.  I'm pretty sure he made eye contact with the one swimming around!  LOL.  And Niamh was very protective of him.  She carried him around the whole afternoon, asking for pictures and showing him the different exhibits.  So cute:).

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And Philly gets the award for creepiest picture of the week.

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Happy weekend, friends!
xx

23 comments:

  1. Adorable pictures. Flat Stanley was my son's favourite book when he was little...quite a while ago seeing as he has just turned 32 lol. Hugs lin

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  2. Sounds like a fun outing. My kids just love Flat Stanley. TFS.

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  3. squeeeomgosh ,you know mo would love that zoo...wonder if i can mail mo?!!!! Love the piccies hun
    huge hugs Lou xxxx?

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  4. Beautiful pics Krista, looks like they had such a wonderful time. Joey x

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  5. omgosh, i love your sons hair!!!! almost makes me sad for Trey's baby curls. He's sporting a high and tight like his daddy and he looks adorable but your sons thick shaggy hair is making me swoon!!! LOL Looks like a fun day!!!

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    1. thanks:)...I just said to Phil today, we should probably trim his hair...there are some days i seriously don't think i ever see his eyes:). i think he looks like a beach bum/ surfer guy;)...so i can't cut it. not yet.

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  6. Hi Krista,
    Fabulous photos and the kids look good and so happy. I have never heard of Flat Stanley here in the UK but I do like the sound of this; it teaches the children about responsibility but in a very fun and gentle way. That can only be a good thing can't it?
    I will have to read up on this I think.
    Hope you have a good week. Take care Linda x

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  7. This is so cute it looks like Flat Stanley had the best time too! Hugs rebekah xx

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  8. Oh what Fun!! love the photos! awesome... Looks like Stanley had a Great time too! xx

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  9. These kids are SO SO SO adorable!!!!

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  10. Your kiddies are gorgeous Krista! Looks like such a happy family day :)

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  11. Oh how cute and it looks like there was a lot of fun to be had:)x

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  12. Awww... Flat Stanley had a great time!! My kids never did Flat Stanley, but when they were in the second grade there was Elmer the Bear that each child got to take home for the weekend, my kids were lucky enough to get him for Spring Break... he went everywhere... and my son thought it was hilarious to get photos of him sitting on the "throne"!! LOL!!! We've got pics of him bowling, climbing trees, it is a fun time!! And I love Philly's hair too! Don't cut it yet!!! LOL!!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  13. So precious! My kids did Flat Stanley in elementary school. :)

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  14. Oh Krista your kids are just too cute! Looks like an amazing fun filled family day and I love that flat Stanley went along too, he looks rather happy to be there hehe! xx

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  15. I love Philly's hair and Niamh's braids look gorgeous!!! And Flat Stan was cracking me up in all the pics!!! Too cute!!! Max's face lit up and he is so excited and in awe that Flat Boston Stan that he colored , is the same one in all these pictures!!!
    Thank you so much for sharing this post. We love it(:

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  16. So fun seeing a local family doing everything I did with my kiddos! Love Flat Stanley he came around after my kiddies... Were the polar bears really awake? They are always sleeping on the rocks when I take my class. My class always likes the retile house. This year we are doing the Camden Aquarium.

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  17. Looks like the kids really enjoyed the zoo. I really have to go back and bring back some childhood memories. I have not heard of flat Stanley, but he looks like a very well behaved guest. Hugs

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  18. Great kids you have! And lovely pics, too!
    My 2 kids adore the zoo, they love animals a lot.
    This summer we're going to a zoo where they have some dinosaurs, fake ones of course, hahaha! ;-)
    My son loves them so much, he's born a couple of centuries too late, hihi...

    Have a nice day!

    Hugs, Sandra

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  19. k ..
    after i read this i went and signed up for a flat stanley for the girls and i...
    they are gonna love it!

    thanks for sharing this...I'll let you know when our
    stan the man reaches us!

    ;)

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  20. Such cute pics, have never heard of flat Stanley is at an American thing, Sorry! Take care, Doreen x

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  21. I've never heard of this but it looks an excellent project & your two certainly had great fun. I'm learning so much through your family!
    Paula (PEP)

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  22. Oh Flat Stanley can be such a blast! I got one from a Chicago suburb. He traveled with me to a memorial service, a hotel, meeting an online friend in person, and.... best of all according to the child who sent him - he traveled through a blizzard between VA and NJ!

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