Today bloomed into a cloudy, overcast day. We were hoping for a pool trip but it just wasn't in the cards. We discussed heading to the zoo. Dave often takes the girls to the zoo on a weekend so I can have a quiet afternoon. (Read between the lines: mommy can take a nap!) Sometimes I go along with them but never remember to take a camera. So today I decided to get off my lazy rear and go along with them for the afternoon. I have pictures of most of the animals because Anna Grace kept saying, "Take a picture of that, mommy!" I will spare you the endless animal photos and just share a few of the girls.
First stop, always the flamingoes.
With the maps telling daddy which way to go----like he doesn't already know.
The mommy elephant saying hi. :-)
Daddy panda chowing down on his dinner. He seems oblivious that he is a new daddy again! A new baby panda was born at the zoo over the weekend.
Mei Lan, the "old" baby panda, is now a big sister!
Abby brushing a goat at the petting zoo. Just a few months ago, she wouldn't even go into the petting area!
On the carousel with daddy
On the train ride around the zoo
On the way home, we didn't want either of the girls to fall asleep for fear it would interfere with early bedtime tonight for school tomorrow. So daddy, the smart guy that he is, got them involved in a game of the alphabet game. You know that game. You probably played it when you were growing up. The point is to find the entire alphabet on road signs. The first one to 'z' is the winner. Today was a joint effort. But it kept them awake for the 30 minute drive home!!!
Note: What fun car games did you play when you were growing up? Or, what fun car games do you play with your kids now?
oh, and the girls dressed themselves today to match---I did not do that to them!