Yes, another ZOO post.
How many times can you go see the same zoo animals without wanting to poke out your eyeballs? Well, if you're three years old, there are no limits...
But if you're 12 going on 13, you've seen it all and done it all. And riding the stupid train is particularly boring...especially when your mom makes you leave your 500-page, hardcover library book in the car...
Not happy. :(
Personally, I never get sick of the zoo. You never know when you will see something that makes your jaw drop...like an elephant penis...or something that makes you go "awwwwwwwwww"...like an adorable baby giraffe.
Baby is next to the tree on the left. See? It's the small one. ;-)
I let the kids take most of the pictures this zoo visit. I could have made several thumbnail collages of 'finger shots' but opted not to. Instead, I am sharing some very mundane animal pictures...sorry, no penises...
Left: the zoo now has 7 otters. They were frolicking wildly in the water and having a blast. It reminded me of my kids fighting, but the otters looked like they were having fun.
Center: this is the first time EVER that I have seen the warthog. I actually used to think they were lying about having a warthog. Right: the emu was out of the corner.
We went to the Reptile Room. I try to stay out of that place because there are a bunch of 'quiet please' signs posted all over, and my kids have sign-blindness. This time, though, they begged. And were relatively quiet...and took lots of pictures. Thankfully, for the sake of the animals, without the flash...
Left: the frozen frog. Another visitor kept insisting that it was a fake...but I could see it breathing.
Center: Big G insisted this turtle is his 'spirit animal.' He launched into a 20-minute dissertation on what that means and why he believes this. I have no idea what the other 3 kids were doing during this time.
Right: super cool bright blue frog that was only photographed because I insisted it be.
Big G did eventually get with the Fun Program. He was the primary photographer and even played nicely with his little brother...
Pretending to surf on top of a swimming tortoise.
Q-Man went on his first-ever roller coaster ride with his more-experienced sister...
...and loved it!
...not entirely sure what that's all about.
And it isn't even in focus.
Maybe I took that one...I've been having real 'focus' issues lately.
Happy weekend to all :)