I guess the good thing about yesterday is that the house was clean and the laundry was done to free up today to go to the zoo! On this July visit, it is the first time I had the pleasure of going with a 5 year old Alivia, 3 year old Addison and now a 20 month old Asher (last month, obviously, Addi was still 2 and Asher 19m).
We arrived shortly after zoo opening (at 8:30). Alivia wanted to see the penguins, Addison wanted to see the monkeys and Asher wanted to see the Tigers. So, we started at the Aquarium. Asher was much more curious this time, running up to all of the fish in the glass and sticking his little head right up to them. Alivia and Addison were more concerned about which fish would bite or sting and how. We did have a penguin almost play with us, and we got to watch the zoo keepers feeding fish in one tank. That was fun to watch. Asher just sat down and watched, but Addison was scared of the lady in the weird costume!
We dropped into the butterfly exhibit, which was still quiet with butterflies. The jungle was quite busy with people and the smell about shot us out of the place! YUCK! The monkeys were really loud, which Addison liked. Next we went over to see more monkeys, then onto the Tigers. Asher liked the white tiger best, crying when we finally started walking away from him. Alivia wanted to know if the Tiger was wearing a costume. Ha! We walked through the cat complex before walking to the desert dome.
The Desert Dome was wild crazy with people as usual. We walk through this almost every visit, so we know the animals quite well. This is probably still Alivia's fav spot at the zoo, though. We then went into the building with the Jeep so the kids could play a bit and I could rest my legs. Addison then asked to go home. She had walked a lot this time and appeared wiped. So, homeward bound we went - making it home in time for lunch actually! That is the good thing about the zoo pass...we can go for 5 minutes everyday if we wanted.
Until next month...we will just be wild at home.