while we were at the san diego zoo last week, we found ourselves in the gift shop…. naturally. our kids have a way of persuading us to meander on in every once in a while. they are so good at being kids. haha! while inside, we decided to let the kids each pick something out. it took no time at all for eleanor to find the panda baseball cap (love how she loves her headbands and hats!), but samson took his time. he walked all over the shop, letting his hand brush along the toys and even occasionally picking up a stuffed animal or key chain to have a look. conrad was starting to get impatient (he didn’t exactly pick something out, but we got him a tiny stuffed animal he’s been enjoying) so i told samson he had one more minute to decide. pressure was on! he looked around at everything once again but this time, he saw it! the last disposable camera hanging on a hook at his eye level and he gasped! “THIS!” he said! “yeah, this!” and part of me felt proud. “sounds good, samson!”
he walked all over with his camera in hand. he thoughtfully took photos of the clouds, of the ground, of several trees and of us. at one point he asked papa to hold conrad upside down while he took his picture! :/ haha, it was darling. i’ve shared photos eleanor and samson have taken around new york city before here and also here, but it was kind of cute to see samson conquer the san diego zoo all on his own with that tiny disposable camera. getting the film back was very sweet. these photos are his favorite. a few of them are mine, too.
while you don’t see a panda here, you do see the back of eleanor’s panda baseball cap. so pretty much, here’s a panda at the san diego zoo!
i actually plan to frame this cloud shot! i love it.
and this photo of conrad! what a sweet big brother samson is to him. going to need to get this guy a legit camera one of these days! he’s definitely ready.