I’ve been planning a zoo trip for the kids for a couple of weeks.
I’ve kept my eye on weather.com for a nice 60 or 70 degree day to go. We’re going to start an animal unit (mammal unit) for homeschool soon and what better way to kick it off than to go see some animals?
We bought a carousel pass when we bought our tickets. I really love the carousel, I wish I could sit on one of the animals and ride!
Standing next to my kids with their huge smiles is fun, too 🙂
After the carousel we went straight over to the giraffes. Sierra had requested seeing the giraffes and the zebras more than anything.
This might be the only picture of Payson from the zoo. I let him walk around for half an hour with us but around 20 minutes into that he stopped staying near me and starting sprinting off. It was busy so after I took this picture he got strapped into the new wrap I bought and stayed there (very happily) for the next 2 hours.
The girls were looking at komodo dragons here.
We headed over to the children’s area after a while. It was so pretty over there.
Sierra really wanted to get a turn to sit on the alligator. After some other kids left she went and sat right on its head. lol
Near the bird cages there were these pretty flowers. The girls spent some time smelling the flowers.
Reflection in the gift shop window as we left the zoo.
Brooklyn fell twice during our zoo visit. The first time she was running full speed down a hill and fell at the end. Her knees got a bit scraped but nothing too drastic.
The second time she was walking along the curb and tripped and her left knee hit the curb as she came down. It was a really nasty scrape. I washed it out with some water and tissues and a nice gentlemen stopped and gave us these bandaids.
I obviously didn’t take picures during all that but this was 15 minutes later, the blood had dripped all down her leg into her shoes. It looked pretty awful in the midst of it all.
I bought Payson a new elephant at the gift shop. I wanted something smaller for him to bring on shorter errands. He loves it. Of course not even close to as much as his elephant, but it’s a good filler.
On the way home we stopped at Pizza Hut since the girls were “starving!”
I didn’t feel so hot so I barely picked at mine. The girls didn’t like this pizza as much as Barro’s so they only ate half a slice each, too.
Which was fine because that means lots of leftovers.
Payson had a gluten-free granola bar. He also had a wedge fry.
So about those leftovers…
I guess I was more tired than I even knew. I’ve never left something on the top of the car like that in my life. I guess there’s a first time for everything.