Monday, January 20, 2014

A Day at the Zoo

For Christmas, my mom gave us a year membership to the zoo. This means that our family can get in for FREE any time we want to during this year. So Exciting!! Going to the zoo, for our family of four, costs about $40. Holy cow!!! So, now it doesn't!! Unlimited visits to the zoo. Yes, please! :)

So, the kids were out of school today and I figured we needed to do something fun. So... the zoo!! I invited my sister and her family, my mom, and my mother and father in law. None could go. Paul was working so... it was just the kids and me but it was still fun!!! :)

Picnic lunch before we went in the zoo. We all started off bundled up because it was 52 degrees. It quickly warmed up to, according to the van when we were getting ready to leave, 70 degrees. Those layers came off! haha!

The kids wanted to go to the aquarium first -- eel!


This croc was freaky! He just stared at us with his nose pressed into the glass. Yikes! haha!

I didn't realize snakes lived UNDER the water. I mean, I knew they lived in the water but anytime I've seen a snake in the water they have been swimming on the top of the water. This one lived UNDER the water. There was no where in this tank for him to get out of the water. I found that interesting. I cannot remember what it was called though.

I just thought these frogs were so pretty! :)



Sharks!! Those shadows are my kids. :)


Jellyfish. OK, I am completely fascinated with jellyfish. I wanted to be a marine biologist because I am fascinated with sea life but jellyfish were where I wanted to study. I just think they are amazing!





Seahorses. There were several Mr.Moms in this tank too. :)






This kangaroo cracked me up. He was rolling around on his back. haha! The sun must have felt really nice. :)




Meerkat!! Cute, right? Can you find it?







I tried to get a pic of the turkey but then he started coming at me and I freaked a bit so the picture is blurry. I didn't want him to pluck out my eyeball.

Feeding the goat. Collin made me laugh because he did not like the feeling of goat saliva on his hand. LOL!




We had to go on the carousel. Collin is on the inside with the green shirt on the ostrich and Ryanne is on the row behind him, on the outside on the baboon with a brown shirt. 




As we walked across the bridge over the river we noticed turtles sunning on the rocks. We counted 6... not sure if you can see it on this pic or not.

Ryanne on the tram.

Collin on the tram.

At the gardens. 





koalas!!! I just want to snuggle up with one.












Penguins!!! Ryanne couldn't wait to get to these guys and then she only stayed there for a few seconds and was ready to move on.


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