Wednesday, April 2, 2008

The Lion Whisperer

Last night our school had a family night at the public library. We took all three boys for a puppet show, snacks and fun with Leo the Lion. Now we've met Leo the Lion before. On that day, Aiden was excited to see him but scared to get too close. It was like there was an invisible wall that he hit if he got within 3 feet of him. So last night he got a little worried look on his face when they said Leo the Lion was going to come out. But he overcame his fear quickly this time, too much in fact. I called him The Lion Stalker. He would not leave this poor lion alone. And the lion sat with the kids throughout the puppet show. (see picture #2) Poor Leo. At one point, Todd went over to try and get him away from the lion to give him some breathing room. Aiden replies "Weave me awone! Go over and hold mom's hair!" as he points at me. Anyone that knows Aiden knows he has an obsession with my hair. I guess he thought that would appease Todd. Afterwards, we got to get our pictures taken with Leo which was big excitement and we even got our own miniature Leo the Lions to bring home. Aiden now has a thing for lions.
By the way, the puppet show was Wizard of Oz. When the Cowardly Lion came out, Aiden points to him and says to Leo. "That's you!"


I tried to capture his kiss to the lion on film but with the delay, I got this.
Poor Leo huddled against the wall with his fans crowding in around him.

Noah and Aiden with Leo. Drew thought he was too big to get his picture taken with a fake lion.

9 comments:

OHmommy said...

YOUR story hour is way more intersting than ours. Wowzers... a lion?

Aunt Cindy said...

You can see the joy on Aiden's face. Precious. I LOVED the "go play with mom's hair" comment. How cute.

You tell that Drew to quit growning up so fast.

Weber said...

Cute!

Oh, by the way, we were in Rushville, Illinois. Do you know where that is? Maybe next time we are up that way we can get together. A friend of mine suggested an indoor playplace in Quincy so we may end up there next time.

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Kellan said...

So much fun and cute pictures!!

Have a good evening Kelly - see ya - Kellan

Kathryn said...

Those pictures are great! I'm pretty sure that lion would scare the crap out of at least 2 of my 3 boys. ;)

Abbie said...

Go hold moms hair?! HAHAHAH That is so freaking cute!!

Mom said...

Love the pics and story...Poor Leo-hope they pay him Big Bucks.

Kellan said...

Hi Kelly - hope you are having a good Friday. Have a good weekend - Kellan