Or......otherwise known as going to the zoo. I don't know how the rest of the worlds zoo experiences go.....but ours seem to have a recurring theme. Zoos seem to bring on instant lethargy, and drain every ounce of energy out of small people. The only body part that seem to be in GREAT working order was the oral cavity. "It's HOOOOTTT" "can we go to the play ground now" "I'm thirsty" "did we bring any snacks" "it's gonna be long?" "I need to potty" As we tried to direct their attention to the animals, you know, the ones we came to see.........yeah those. Wren showed much more interest in the lady with the leaf blower who was cleaning grass clippings off the sidewalk, and the most energy they displayed all day was when we found a ramp they could run up and down, never even glancing at the animals that the ramp was built to enhance the view of. We had a mild spark of interest when the elephant did it's business right in front of us. Now the BOYS were quite fascinated with the size of the deposits......the girls just giggled a little. One commented on the gallons per minute that was released......with much admiration. Sorry if this is too much information! But it does happen and it was a highlight.......just sayin...
I forgot about feeding the giraffe! They did enjoy that.......$2 per lettuce leaf......and 2 seconds of fun.
We got 3 leaves for $5, so Sherm opted out.
They are fascinating creatures!
From left to right..... A little Whine and Cheese for you..... :)
Did you just take my picture! The nerve.
Can you feel the excitement?
The boys made it their goal to sit on every bench we passed.
Or surf every bench.....
Watching the Otters......they are SO cute!...the otters........well the girls too. They jumped back when he pushed off the glass right in front of them.
The ramp that was so much fun.
FINALLY!!! We get to go play at the playground!!
This little girl found them and played with them the whole time we were at this playground. She was adorable! Looked like she has some Asian/Indian background. Most of the kids here were Hispanic. Iley and Wren fit right in.
Big brother to add a little excitement.
I. AM. SQUISHED!
Ok, we'll try it this way.
The boys sat here talking and cracking up. I asked them what was so funny. "Listening to all the little kids' imaginations!" Wah.......they should still be inside the log imagining too :(
Sherman wanted to take this one home with us!
Sherman's comment on the Flamingos, "They look like snooty butlers with their noses in the air."
Enduring more waaaaalkiiiiing.....and a few more animals..........
Then.....OH JOY.......another playground!
We had to stop and marvel at the difference in their adventuresome side, from 2 years ago! There is NO WAY you would have got Iley past the first level back then.
It got rather crowded at one point!
This cracks me up......They sat here discussing all the people around them. They did really awesome all day! They didn't complain about spending half of the day watching their little sisters at the playground.