Since today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Chad didn't have to work. The weather was gorgeous outside, so we decided to take advantage of the beautiful day and go on our first zoo trip! We decided to purchase a family membership today, so we can now visit the zoo whenever we want for a full year! Since we live only 15 minutes away, we hope to go often, especially if the weather is nice.
We invited our friends the Dermody family to come with us to the zoo this morning. All of the adults and children had a fun morning looking at the animals. I have included some pictures from our day later in the post.
These first pictures aren't really too zoo-related other than being taken at the zoo, but I thought Chad did a great job of taking these close ups of Brady and Chloe.
One of the most visible animals out and about today at the zoo was the tiger. We were able to get quite a few pictures of him.
This last picture of me and Chloe was taken at the tiger exhibit:
Another fun exhibit was the lion area. The lion was sleeping right in front of the glass enclosure. If you look closely you might be able to see him in the left corner.
Brady was not impressed by the lion at all.
Here is a great picture of the Dermody family in front of the lion enclosure:
Here is our clan:
I like this picture of Chad and Chloe:
One of the highlights of the day were the giraffes. You could pay $5 for several pieces of lettuce to feed to the giraffes up close. We decided to do it, and it was really cool to get to see them up close and actually feed them. In the background of this picture, you can see other people feeding the giraffes:
And here is a good picture of one of the giraffes, although it is not close up. Neither of us remembered to bring along the camera while we were actually feeding the giraffes (boo!), but we were a little busy managing two babies, a bunch of lettuce, and hungry giraffes.
It was an eventful and fun filled morning. We look forward to going back soon! I will leave you with one last picture, this is poor tired Chloe in the car on the way home:
We were all tired from our fun day at the zoo! Now when is it time for my nap? :-)
Hope everyone had a great day today!