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Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Evolved Ape!

On Friday, our playgroup went to the zoo!  We had a blast!  The weather was absolutely perfect and lots of excited kiddos showed up! :D

Here is a picture of Rylan, my friend Sara's son!  He was so ready to get in and see the snakes! :D

We walked around for nearly two hours before anyone needed a break and it seems Addi only needed a break to run in circles!

While we watched Addi, Hadley and Eli run in circles and make themselves dizzy, the rest of us got to visit. Every once in a while, Eli would get bored of running in circles and come beg daddy to play...I got a quick snapshot of my boys, "playing"! We are so glad daddy got to join us, during his lunch break from work! :D

Sara and I experienced some slight embarrassment at the hands of a very silly ape!  As we walked over the bridge to the apes, we noticed an ape sitting on the very highest point he could reach, at the top of a pole.  As we walked up, he clapped his hands.  We were super excited and clapped our hands back!  The ape clapped back again...NOW we were so excited we had to jump up and down while we clapped!  This time the ape just stared back at us and we realized, we weren't making him clap at all, instead HE was making US clap!  Here is a picture of the ridiculously smart ape, that put us to shame:

We were at the zoo for nearly three hours and it was time to go get Ali and Drew from school.  Eli was so excited as we pulled up to the school and sister and brother jumped in!  He just adores them. 
I had learned of some very sad news that afternoon. A little boy in Drew's class was killed in a car accident on his way to school that morning. :'( 
After talking to Drew about it for a few minutes on the way home from school, I realized how sad he was and asked him to choose something fun for us to do, to take his mind off of things for a little while.  Guess! ;)  That's right...he chose the zoo! 
The kids and I traveled back to the zoo and spent the last two hours of the day there, before they closed.  We had fun, as always and daddy was even able to join back in on the fun before we called it a day.


Here is a picture of my favorite thing at the zoo:
What is your favorite thing at the zoo???


  1. LOVE the new blog - so pretty!! And I loved reading about your cool zoo adventure x 2, though I'm sad I couldn't go. :(
    Oh, and my favorite thing at the zoo? I gotta agree with Rylan...the snakes are pretty cool. :)

  2. I love the new blog too! And I have always loved the zoo, although I don't think it is AS fun without the excitement of kiddos running around. But, even without cute and adorable babies to make it exciting, I'm going to have to say that dolphins are my favorite thing to see.

  3. Michelle-Sara would NOT be happy to hear that from you! We took Rylan into the snake house because Sara was skeered! ;)
    MC-Thanks! Dolphins?! Our zoo is NOT that cool! LOL


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