Monday, October 27, 2008

Our Monkey Friends...

The pictures you are about to see don't do our experience justice! It was amazing. Thanks to Chino {who speaks very good English I might add}. Last Saturday we hopped on a 20 seater boat and headed out to see our monkey friends. We had to search for them for quite awhile before we hit jackpot. The kids didn't mind, the boat ride brought lots of other interesting insects and animals into our view.
Landon is holding a grasshopper made out of palm frond. {is that spelled right?} He wouldn't let it out of his site. Funny how the youngest of 5 learns the rule, "you put it down, it's fair game" so quickly. Landon loves his aunt Rusti.
Here I am with my "Hayley Mills" bangs. {remember her from the "old" parent trap?} Her bangs would curl up and it used to bug me the way it looked. {I love Hayley Mills though} Now I've inherited her bangs. It drives me crazy!!!
Please forgive my rudeness...let me introduce you. These are the white faced monkeys otherwise known as the Capuchin monkey. You can learn more about them on wikipedia, but I'm to tired today to link it for you. Please forgive...again. They are so cute and friendly. We fed the alpha male a banana first, then we were safe to feed the rest. They climbed all over the boat...over us...and seemed to really love Landon's hair. I've got incredible video to show you...funny thing is my expensive video camera doesn't "bond" with my Mac computer. That's the first time I've said..."doesn't work with my MAC". It's been a difficult concept for me.

So hopefully in a few weeks I will have video footage for you also.

Arrissa, the kid's cousin just did a report in school on these beautiful monkey's. "Hi Arrissa!" from Troy, Dallin and Paige.


Ambrea said...

Looks like so much fun! I bet the kids loved it! What an awesome memory that will be!

Christine said...

What a great experience Shawna! My kids would love it!

Nikki said...

How awesome!! Your children are going to be so grateful that you haven given them this opportunity. the
Hayley Mills bangs ;p


Autumn said...

Who needs a zoo in Costa Rica, the animals are just right there so cool!

Tonja said...

Fun!!! You're the best mom ever. Your kids are lucky to get these experiences.

Glad you got your American "goodies" from Wes.

Heather Anderson said...

SO cool! Your kids have the best life ever:) And I love the new look on your blog