Friday, July 30, 2010

Woodland Park Zoo

Last week Granny Kat's daughter, Jesica, was up from California with her kids, Elias and Alina. The boys love spending hanging out with their cousins, so we tried to spend as much time with them as possible. While they were here we spent a day at the Woodland Park Zoo. We got there a little bit before they did, so we wandered around the family farm, the bug building, and the habitat playground (which the kids loved, since I never let them play in there).

After meeting up with everybody, we headed off to see the rest of the animals together. We visited the Northern Trails exhibits and Sawyer got to see his first bear up close. I wasn't sure if he was going to even notice the animals, or that they were something out of the ordinary. But right when his eyes locked on the bear, they almost popped right out of his little head. He threw his hand up, started pointing at it and babbling up a storm. It was so cute. After the Northern Trails we went to feed the birds in the Willawong Station. Sawyer held his little stick of food out the entire time. He eventually got one to land on his stick. He was in absolute awe of the birds.

The rest of the day was a lot of fun. Most of the animals were out for viewing, which is always a plus. The kids all had a great time together. Until the last 5 minutes when my boys had a meltdown when it was time to leave. I could have done without the screaming and crying in the van as we drove away. But all in all, it was a good day at the zoo.

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