We quickly went grocery shopping and then headed to the zoo.
It was a beautiful day. First we went to visit the sharks. Both B and G were excited because they were able to pet the sharks!
These are Dog Sharks. While we were there the zookeepers were feeding them. Apparently they only eat every 3 days because they are cold blooded. They were fed shrimp.
From the sharks we headed to the dolphin dome. This was the first time Baby M has been to the zoo. It was difficult to capture, but I just loved the look of amazement on her face as she watched the dolphins swim around.
We visited the lions. Usually the lions are asleep in some far off corner when we are at the zoo. It is rare to capture a picture of them awake let alone from such a close angle. While watching the lions B asks "Why are there 2 girls and only 1 boy lion?" Brent replies "He's a lucky guy."
Oh lovely . . . I can hardly wait until this comes back to bite
Baby M looks a little worried about that lion.
Next, we were off to visit the rhinos. I would like to personally thank the group of middle school students who found it necessary to bring it to B and G's attention that the rhinos were sniffing poop and continue to go on and ON about it. I spent the next 45 minutes reminding them that we don't always need to talk about poop.
Oh and the fun 'boy talk' didn't stop at the rhinos. No way! It continued when we saw the monkeys with the red rear ends. B LOUDLY pointed it out to G when he said "Hey G, look at his pink bottom, that's funny!" In an effort to stop the conversation Brent said, "It's not that big of a deal you're bottom is pink too." The next thing we knew G was spinning circles with the back of his shorts held out trying to see if indeed his bottom was pink or not. All I could do at this point was walk away shaking my head.
They managed to pull themselves together when we visited the brown bear.
B comparing his arm span with the wing span of a bat.
Now it's G's turn. B helps demonstrate.
The merekats. Usually these little guys are pretty active. They were pretty calm for some reason yesterday. Either that or my children were so wild it made the merekats seem tame.
Did you know that cheetahs are the fastest land animal?
How appropriate for Mother's Day, an elephant with her baby. How reassuring that even baby elephants have a mind of their own and leave mothers wondering behind.
The tigers were very interactive. This tiger was pacing back and forth. B and G were walking along with him/her. G even tried to kiss the tiger . . . all I could think about were all of the germs on the glass EWWWW gross!
This ends our lovely trip to the zoo. I hope everyone out there had a lovely Mother's Day! Please share how your day was.