When it was time for the kids to go back to school last fall, I felt like we hadn't really done anything over summer vacation. I didn't want to be slug-mom again this year and vowed to do lots of fun things with the kids. We went to a sprayground a couple days ago and we went to the zoo today. The kids were awesome there. I think the secret is removing them from their habitat and taking them out in public. They're confused and disoriented when we leave the house so they temporarily stop fighting with each other and get along. That's my theory and as long as it works, I'll take them on fun trips.
The gang at the zoo
petting the fake wombat
not so sure about the fake wombat
This box was in the wombat's habitat. Now you know the secret to their glowing skin.
Awwww. This looks like such a sweet picture, doesn't it? Austin being a great big brother and carrying Brooklyn who is resting, right? Actually, Brooklyn is pouting because she wants to ride in the wagon.
"Look Brooklyn! There are zebras!"
"I don't like zebras!"
"Look! There's a giraffe!"
"I don't like giraffes!"
"Oooo Brooklyn! Do you see the baby giraffe?"
"I don't like babies!"
A picture of the kids eating lunch? Nope. A picture of Clayton the Destroyer, squishing a bug. He lives to hold, collect, and look at bugs. Then he squishes them. Yep, he's well adjusted.
Forget the wild animals. We go to the zoo to see the geese.
and the ground squirrels
All I can say is - I'm glad I'm not a kangaroo
It's a water buck. I just like the fact that he has a bull's eye on his butt.
rhino (I can't believe I'm labeling these pictures. If you don't know what an elephant or a rhino looks like, there's something wrong.)
hmmm, this used to be a fountain. I wonder what it is now....
Oh I see! It's the human exhibit! Here are the humans in their natural habitat. See how they interact with each other.
I have no idea why Jackson's tongue is hanging out. I do know that Brooklyn is listening to the cup though. Maybe she hears the ocean?