Friday, October 28, 2011

The Zoo

On Sat my sister, her husband, myself and our kids all went to the Phoenix Zoo. I hadn't been since Autumn was 1 1/2. I don't know what took us so long to go back, but the kids love it and we will definitely be going back more often. But it was especially fun going to the zoo with family.

Seriously- you can't tell but my kids were really excited. I am glad one kid knows what to do with a camera in their face. :)
Autumn was happy. :)
While waiting in line to get into the zoo the older kids looked at all the turtles.
It figures that my kids were the uncooperative ones, but out of the 3 pics I took at this spot- this is surprisingly the best one.

The boys on their way up to the tree house. Which overlooks animals.

Autumn, Parker, and Weston looking at the Rhino's.
This is how Bailey was the whole time. Easy Peasy. Man I am so grateful she is so easy going and happy all the time.

Parker wanted a turn pulling Ben in the wagon. It was really cute.

The kids took a break and played in the play area by the petting zoo.

Then we ate lunch.

It was Boo at the Zoo, but we didn't do anything really related to all the festivities, it was really just another day at the zoo for us. But at the Radio Disney area near where we sat to eat lunch there was this pig, which Autumn just adored. Weston wanted nothing to do with him, and I couldn't keep Autumn away.

Next we went to the petting zoo area, which was just goats. But Weston loved it! It took Autumn a minute but Weston was totally in his element.

 Parker and Christy.

 Weston just wanted to be on their level.
Christy and Bailey. 
Autumn pretending to milk a cow, surprisingly she sat right down and knew exactly what to do without anyone showing her.
 Parker and the tractors.

 Parker needs to show Weston how to operate a tractor properly.
 Mark and Ben...while the kids were in the petting zoo and playing on the tractors.
 The babies basically sum up how we all felt once we were leaving the zoo. It was fun but exhausting.
I am so glad we went. My sister brought up that her childhood memories of being at the zoo involved being with our cousins. And so this was a special trip for Parker to have all his cousins who live here with him. They go to the zoo pretty regularly so just being at the zoo was a treat for my kids, but anytime aunts, uncles, and cousins are involved it's an even bigger treat. I am grateful my kids get to make some memories similar to those that my sister and I have from when we were kids.


Rebel said...

How fun!! Thanks for sharing! I miss you guys! That would of been awesome wrangling all those kiddos!!

Christy said...

How long did it take to upload all those pictures to blogger! I like the picture of all of them. We don't have anymore like that. I'll have to get a copy of that one.

Jessica said...

FUN!! We were considering a zoo pass... :)

Heather said...

Thanks for sharing all the pictures of the cuties! I love being able to see them on blog since we don't see each other often enough. My kids loved the zoo! We use to go all the time before everyone was in school and life got crazy busy. You should definately take them back often while they are young.

Cindy Ardis said...

So much fun! I love the pictures, could of used more! Glad you guys are creating memories. I love the picture of the babies sleeping, that just tells it all! One of our favorite things to do was take our kids to the zoo. I was just asking dad the other day if he wanted to go to the Dallas zoo, he said just us? I said yep! He looked at me strange. It's not just for kids!

Kristine said...

We love to go to the zoo too. It's about an hour away, but I'll go every time as long as I have someone to go with me :) And going to the zoo reminds me of you and your sisters singing, "We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo, How about you, you, you" :) I have that song on a CD and Mason loves singing it too.