Monday we went to the zoo with Grandma. Josh took the day, well, actually he has the whole week off, so we decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather and go to the zoo (plus, we have a year long pass, so it was free). It was a FABULOUS day to go, the kids were GREAT and the weather was perfect. There was hardly anyone there, so it made it so nice to not have to worry so much about where the kids were all the time.
The kids decide where to go first.
Keira is just happy she isn't in the stroller and she loves to run!
Family picture...like the cast?
Okay, so I have been to the zoo several times, but we have never ventured over to this side where there are....penguins....who'd a thought there would be penguins here. This was my favorite, the kids loved it too, the penguins came right up to the glass where we were standing...very cool
We then went on a "safari"...well, when we were done, I was slightly disappointed....after all, the first ever safari I went on was in Africa....this one was a bit disappointing...no lions, giraffes, or elephants, just variations of zebras, deer, and cats....don't get me wrong, it was nice to sit and let the monorail take us through the zoo, but the animal selection wasn't what I was expecting. The kids thought it was pretty cool, so I was glad that we went.
After the "safari", we went to the kid's area. This is their favorite place for several reasons, there is a little stream that they love to play in (not today though, it was too cold), a slide, and a big spider web. Here are some great pics of the kids from the kids area....
A rare picture of Caleb and Keira.
Don't we do great work?
Heading to see the monkeys, giraffes, elephants and any other animal on this side of the zoo.
Keira imitating the monkeys
Chloe helping Keira see the elephants
Of course, we can't leave the zoo without stopping at the gift shop. Apparently, things are a lot cheaper in the fall and winter....Chloe got the mask, Caleb got a "yoo hoo".... and Keira got a stuffed frog...she didn't want to be in the picture.
Can't tell you how much fun we had today. I am sure the kids had fun too. Thanks Grandma for coming with us and getting the kids their souvenirs to commemorate their trip to the zoo with Grandma Lunn.