We feel at home at the zoo. Maybe it's the wild animals. Maybe it's the goose poop everywhere. Any way you look at it, the zoo makes us happy.
Swans welcome us with delightful honks.
We check out the polar bear exhibit under construction.
We see sea lions sun bathing.
A stop at the playground is essential.
Lainey helps Jack up the ladder. Cuteness.
Can you hear him? I still can. Jack always alerts us when the train drives by.
We see the "weird birds" playing basketball. Because they're weird.
We discuss what the animals eat.
About half our time is spent feeding or taking care of Meow Meow.
We play in the cubbies.
And, visit all of our sculpture friends.
When Jack sees a hill like this.......
He finds a sudden interest in the stroller. Smart kid. Lainey let Meow Meow ride with him. Buckled up, of course.
We watch our shadows move when we move. And, dance. And, jump. And, run.
The train comes by and all animals come to life after Jack squeals!
The koi pond is our favorite stop. Frozen over right now. Soon enough, it will be lush and green and crawling with snakes.
We have the occasional protest.......or discussion on which animal to visit next......because kids don't understand that the elephants could be 1/2 a mile from the otters. But, we keep moving.
The deer get fed. It takes 30 minutes for Lainey to finally release the three pebbles of food she holds onto after Jack chunks his handful into the cage immediately. But, they all get fed and return to their naps.
And, then we head home to ours!