Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Fun Day at the Zoo

Jared and I decided to take the boys to the zoo last weekend and had such a great time. There was a slight chance of thunderstorms but we have an annual pass and decided to try it. Note to readers (both of you): Go to the zoo when they call for rain! I mean I guess it could backfire but there were no crowds and it wasn't too hot. There was only a 10% chance of rain and it never came. It was perfect. Here are the pics!



This was on the train ride. If you ask the boys what they saw at the zoo they would answer "choo choo train". Apparently the monkeys, lions, tigers, penguins and various other animals weren't quite as impressive. By the way, I chopped my hair off although you can't really tell here. The bummer is it won't go into a mess on top of my head (aka ponytail) anymore which is a staple in this mom's life.

I however was impressed by this thing. Seriously, it is so ugly it's cute! The other monkeys gave the boys a lesson that they were a bit young for, if you know what I mean....but it gave Jared and I a good laugh along with the other parents standing around.

The best part was that the long day produced this result! Yay!

10 comments:

Becky said...

what cute pictures! And what a fun day to spend with the whole family;)

m&nmom04 said...

Looks like a lot of fun! Good tip about the rain... our first trip to the zoo, all I can remember was that it was ridiculously hot and I was worried the kids might get sunburned... even with the sunscreen on. From now on, we only plan zoo trips for the early spring or fall times, when its much cooler. Funny that the kids will forever remember the train ride, huh? At least that takes the place of any potentional monkey-business memory engrained into their little heads. haha!

monica said...

Yay I love taking the boys to the zoo and the result is always like yours...sleeping!! The monkey picture is great, love those gorillas! Looks like a lot of fun!

John Deere Mom said...

Gotta love the sleeping on the ride home!!!

Mama Karebare said...

We love the zoo but now its way too expensive love the pics

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Your blog is SO cute! What a darling family, the zoo pictures are so sweet!

Liz said...

FUN!! I am dying to take them--good idea about going if there is a chance of rain.

Alicia said...

how fun! i would love to take my kids to the zoo!! and look how tired they were...so cute!

Mandi said...

That is seriously the hairiest monkey I have ever seen! Glad you all had a great time. By the way, did you get a blog makeover? I think I remember it looking different and I love new look.

Mommy Bear said...

I love the pictures! Looks like it was such a fun time.