Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day at the Zoo

We had such a great time at the Ft. Worth Zoo today!! The kids and I met up with Alli, Chloe, Andrea, Claire, and Carter for a fun filled day. We were there for over 5 hours and all the kids were SO well behaved! I was a little nervous that they would start acting up around nap time, but there was never a problem.

All of the animals that we attempted to see were out and about and close to the windows! It is so rare to get to see all the animals up close and for all of them to be out in their habitats when you walk by.

It was half price day at the zoo today, so we were a little concerned that it was going to be a mad house. Although there were a lot of people there, it wasn't too crowded, so we were able to let the kids get right up to the rails for almost every exhibit!

All of the kids had a favorite animal of the day; Peyton loved the rhinos the best, Parker's favorites were the monkeys, Claire couldn't stop talking about the chickens from the petting zoo, and Chloe loved the penguins and the giant fish tank! It was such a great experience to see their little faces light up when they saw a new animal!

As usual, I took a ton of pictures, so I hope you all enjoy them!

Precious Chloe! LOVE her eyes!
Look how excited he was to see the monkeys!One of the chimps
Peyton was waving to the chimp!
Alli and Chloe
Doesn't she look nervous?
I LOVE this picture! He was watching the chickens.
Bitty wanted to see them too!
Self portrait of Alli, Chloe, and Me!
Self portrait of Annie and Me!
CoCo was trying on the cute Sesame Street hats.
They loved playing with the "chompers"!
For those of you that know Peyton, you will know that this is her "up to no good" face!
Parker and Claire loving on each other outside of the Texas mines
Peyton giving Chloe a hug!
She had to give her kisses too!
Parker in his miner's hat!
Peyton got one too! That is what they picked out from the gift shop.
The beautiful Jaguar...this is not zoomed in...that's how close we were!
CoCo Bear!
Claire and Peyton on the crocodile
Please look at you think she's obsessed with "lipstick"?!?!
Chloe, Parker, and Peyton looking at the penguins
Isn't he cute?!?! I swear he was posing for me!

1 comment:

Aunt May said...

Looks like everyone had a great time and the pics were fab. The picture of Peyton giving Chole kisses melts your heart. Since P & P don't really have cousins like Grumps and I did growing up I'm so glad they have Claire, Carter, and Chole. Love everyone May May