Today we finally took the boys to the zoo. A friend's mother gave us 4 passes ages ago, but one thing or another always came up. The boys had so much fun and were completely worn out by the end. We spent the day looking at animals while the rest of the zoo looked at us. We'd say "Oooh, look elephants!" and we'd hear "Oooh, look triplets!" One little girl corrected her mother by saying they COULDN'T be triplets because they weren't dressed the same. We heard "You sure have your hands full." from dozens of adults and "It's a train wagon!!!" from dozens of children. All in all we had a great time. I can't wait to go back.
Simon looked like he was waiting for someone to yell at the Rhino for breaking the wall.
Watching the Giant Eland graze.
Checking out "Liberty" the bald eagle.
This otter swam by the boys over and over. It was so cute.
There was so much to see in the African Forest exhibit.
Dex got up close and personal with a Chimpanzee.
Notice the family staring at us in the background? Welcome to our life. :)
We could get them all to look, but not to smile.
Two smiles and one look of complete & total boredom.
Each of these buttons made different forest animal sounds. It was endlessly entertaining.
Simon made out with this buffalo for a while. What? Giant grassland creatures need love, too.
The boys really liked all of the realistic animal statues.
I love the look on Dexter's face. He's thinking "Yeah, go ahead & put your hand near his face & see if you don't pull back a bloody nub."
Mama and baby Rhinos.
For snack time we laid out a buffet of peanut butter balls, orange segments, cheese cubes, crackers, fruit melts, avocado banana balls, water & milk.
The big boys chowed down on all the yummies.
Linus decided to eat his dirty sweat sock instead...
Yes, yes they do. :)