It was such a beautiful day yesterday, so we took the kids to the zoo. I have loved going to the zoo (any zoo, really) ever since before I had children. Did I ever mention that our wedding reception was at the zoo? I REALLY love the zoo.
At one time I had this fantasy that I'd visit all the zoos in the United States. You know, the way some people want to visit all the major league baseball fields. It'll never happen, because I have other goals that are more important now, but I still love hanging out at the zoo and now my three children love it, too.
We had a lot of fun at the Family Farm area of the zoo yesterday. Here, they check out the goats.
And here, two goats come over to say hello, and three kids make themselves scarce because they aren't interested in that kind of closeness. This is a little more goat-in-your-face than they were looking for.
They loved the trying out the tractor, though.
This tiger seemed very interested in the kids. And they, in him. There are several inches of glass between the kids and the wildlife here, in case you can't see it.
Why Zack would appear to love this tiger and yet hate our housecat is a mystery to me.
They did a little climbing.
Watched the takins head-butt each other.
Apparently we were keeping this camel from his nap.
We promise to make good use of our zoo membership this summer!