We had a spectacular visit to a place called Neo Park a few weeks back and thought we'd share a few pictures. If you have seen the movie Madagascar then you will know that these funny creatures climbing all over Jeremy are called Lemurs. They were so friendly and fluffy that we couldn't resist sharing our (Janie's) snacks with them. As you can see, they really liked what we had to offer because we couldn't keep them away!
After Jeremy had his turn with the Lemurs then Jessica wanted to feed them also. She just didn't want to do it alone so, I volunteered to hold her (you can't pass up a chance to have a Lemur on your shoulder, right?!) It was fun to see how excited Jessie was about the Lemur taking the food right out of her hand.
One thing that we found fascinating were the Lemur's little hands. Look at this guy, he just wrapped his fingers around Jessie's arm to hold it steady while he ate the treat out of her hand.
You can almost tell what Jessie was thinking by looking at her expression in this picture. Probably something like,"This is so cool, I sure hope he doesn't decide to bite my finger!"
Once Jessie had her turn and we knew for sure that the Lemur's weren't going to bite anyone we decided to let Janie have a turn feeding them. She was in the stroller hollering at us the whole time and waving her arms for a chance to touch one. She was mesmerized by the animals and couldn't keep her eyes off of them. It was pretty neat to watch them jump from the tree to the rock wall across the way. We weren't sure if getting so close would scare Janie at all so Jeremy was careful at first, but she couldn't get close enough so we let her feed them too.
Being a little older and wiser, Joseph is also a little more cautious. It took a bit of coaxing for him to decide that he wanted to get close to the Lemurs. His wide eyed expression in the photo is telling. He did think they were cool though and ended up talking about them the rest of the day!
All in all, we are ready to go back and feed the Lemurs again. We just need to stock up on our baby snacks so we'll be able to hold their attention long enough for a family photo this time!
Jeremy, Makell and the family