Sunday, August 22, 2010

So, We Took All Five Monkeys to the Zoo

At the entrance to the primate world, there was this huge gorilla. We couldn't miss a photo opportunity, so we took the time for everyone to say cheese.
Aiden with a mouthful of very expensive zoo food. Oddly, it didn't taste expensive.
Really cool flower on the swamp path.
A stained glass window you could look through to see the swamp. How amazing would it be to wake up to that every single day?
Toucan! I love his colors.
The Children's Zoo had a goat farm where kids could brush the goats. My kids loved it! Their favorite part? Watching the goats' rear ends open to poop. Classy.
Drezden and Rachel really are best of friends.
Liam had so much fun in the sand box. He even tried to digest a little bit of it.
More goat farm fun!
Drezden also enjoyed dining on overpriced food.
This monkey really enjoyed interacting with the kids through the glass. I think they speak the same language. I know for sure they have some of the same habits.
This bird was on the swamp walk. If you got too close to him, he'd turn and honk at you like "Hey! You're on my bridge. Move it!". He was totally the boss of that place.
CJ was so proud to bring me some flowers he'd found. With a sweet smile like that, I hated telling him picking flowers was against the rules.
At the entrance to the bug house. It was quite possibly the most fascinating part of the whole trip. For the record, hissing cockroaches are GROSS.
Drezden with his monkey friend.

We took the kids to the zoo yesterday. Our realtor got us season passes, and we intend to make full use of them. The kids were so excited when they realized where we were taking them. The weather was mighty fine, the kids were well behaved, the animals were frisky, and the memories were there for the making.
I have to say that Rachel probably won the prize for the quote of the day. She was looking very intently into an alligator display when I came up behind her. I asked her if she like the alligator, and she replied by pouting, scrunching up her nose, and saying "I can't see the alligator. That giant lizard is in the way." After that she stormed off. Yep. I'm pretty sure we have a loooooooong way to go with her.

1 comment:

Corina said...

Cute pics! Looks like everyone had a great day! I think you need to make that one picture giant size and hang it by your bed - that way you could wake up to it every morning. The colors in it are amazing!