Wednesday, January 18, 2012

You should go to the zoo! Really!

Sorry I’ve been MIA for a few days. I’ve been meaning to post about our trip to the zoo this weekend. The high was 17 degrees but I think it was the most fun I’ve ever had at the zoo! We went with our friends and had a great time having the place all to ourselves. 

We started with the inside stuff then had some lunch. After fortifying ourselves with zoo-burgers we bundled up and headed out. The great part about going in the cold weather (besides being the only people there) is all the animals are moving around to keep warm instead of hiding in the shade. We got to see a lot!

Bud really wanted to see the Reindeer (he thought Rudolph would be there) so that was our first stop. We figured they’d be out and about not caring about the cold but they ended up being the hardest to see of any animal! Figures!

There are reindeer there (but don't ask me where).

Babe watching the fish

Hoping to see the penguins

I'm not certain but they may have been playing Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.

Babe's hat kept riding up, I swear she isn't a Cone Head.

Making snow angels

Follow the leader

The sheep were SO CLOSE! They are usually way up on the hill and you can never see them. They even have binoculars to view them because they never come down. It was great to see them so close!

This little girl had more fun than anyone! She loves being outside and the animals were just an afterthought for her. 

The tigers were having a good time playing.

And this tiger was sleepy...

Babe liked her the best!

The Snow Leopard had his face right up against the glass. The kids thought it was GREAT!

Because navigating the trail on your feet is for losers.

So we had a great time. Although I was a little skeptical about the zoo in the winter I have to say, it's going to be on our agenda every winter from now on!!

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  1. YAY for zoo visits! I used to do PR for our local zoo before Gracie was born. We always told people to come during the winter because it was waaay more fun that the jam-packed summer days.

  2. Loving the photos. I would never think to go to our zoo in the winter. Maybe I should reconsider. Well, maybe once Tay is a tad older. Then again, we have a really cute snowsuit we have yet to use. Wow, I'm totally rambling right now.

  3. Bah, just posted a long post on your blog and my computer got all wonky.

    Recap: love the pics, zoo in winter is a great idea. taylor needs to wear her snowsuit.


  4. Never mind, they both posted. YAY!

  5. How fun! Now I want to go to the zoo.

  6. Love the photos! It makes me desperately miss snow and cold weather. It's supposed to be 80 here today and that just seems wrong in January.

    Looks like a great time!

  7. All I have to say, is you are quite the mom! I would never take my kids out in the snow...because I am from Baltimore and anything more than about 1 cm freaks me out and chills me to the bone. In fact, I am such a bad mom, A doesn't even have a snowsuit! I hoped that by not buying one, we just wouldn't get any snow :)

  8. I love how that little cutie is blushing. I love the zoo during winter, I think it's more quiet.