Zebras, monkeys, tigers, alligators, giraffes and snakes, and faraway elephants are just a few of the animals we visited today at the zoo! Yeah, we met several of our buddies and one of our cousins for an animal extravaganza and a truly wild lunch!
Briley and Braxton had so much fun even though we skipped the petting zoo part. Sometimes mommy can't handle that little part of the zoo and thank goodness it was lunch time when we passed it - so we got to keep moving. The petting zoo is really one of their favorite parts and I hate they had to miss it but...it is a slightly dirty adventure! There is always a next time. And, we made it thru without a "prize". Briley has a very hard time passing up the sweet little stuffed animals that are srategically placed for quick and easy purchase and that she says will be sad if she doesn't buy them.
Barron was a champ. He viewed the zoo from the confines of his stroller. Which I have decided is somewhat not fair even though he's only 8 months old and really doesn't know. I felt bad not getting him out and showing him the animals, but, with 2 big kids trying to get a good view - it just didn't happen. He managed to catch a glimpse of a few animals and his eyes did light up. It's fun watching him try and soak in the world around him (which is usually a crazy world with his sissy and brother around).
What a wonderful trip we had! Thanks to our fellow zoo friends (Aunt Hayley and Tyler, Emily and Lila, Ashley and her large crew, and Amanda and Will) for sharing in our adventure.