Monday, April 20, 2009

We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo!

This past week saw some beautiful sunshine in the Northwest, so we had to take full advantage of it and get outdoors. My friend Lindsey and I packed up our four kids, two strollers, diaper bags and coolers and headed to the zoo on Thursday. I was a little nervous about our outing, simply because I knew Kennedy wouldn't get a nap (I foolishly hoped she'd sleep in the car but no luck) and that we'd have our hands full with the four kids. But our worries were unwarranted as we had a FABULOUS time. The boys, Carter and Andrew, were so excited to see the animals and run around (and did they ever run!). They were on their best behavior and really enjoyed the day. Lauren and Kennedy were total troopers. They both hunkered down in their respective strollers and enjoyed the fresh air. Lauren got excited seeing the animals, too, which was cute to see. Kennedy ended up dozing off peacefully a bit before lunch and took a quick cat nap. It really was a super fun day and I'm so glad that we were able to enjoy our little adventure to the zoo.

Carter and Andrew watching the giraffes, although at this point the telescope was even cooler!

Kennedy riding in style. I was so proud of her, she did such a great job.

Carter and the baby elephant (way in the distance) It wasn't easy to see, but we did get a good glimpse of the little guy.

Also one of the highlights was the cement statue area

I was amazed that Kennedy fell asleep in the stroller, as Carter never did this. Not once. It gives me hope that she'll be a bit more flexible about things.

In the polar bear cave. The polar bears were really active and the boys enjoyed watching them play with a ball.

Our last stop at the zoo, Stellar Cove and the sea lions - very cool!

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