Monday, March 29, 2010

It's All Happening at the Zoo

Zoologically speaking, Riverbanks Zoo may not be top tier, but it has to be one of the best landscaped zoos. The tulips were stunning.

It's also compact, so you don't return home bone-tired.

(Strike that! When we finished the zoo, I was still energetic. Then there was the drive home, unloading of cranky babies (who had been cheerful all day), feeding the tribe, and dealing with a house that had been left in a state of chaos. Now I am bone-tired.)

The weather was fabulous. No one whined. No one escaped. We ran into some good friends and ran around with them for a while.

The animals practically cavorted in their pens, which is a nice change from summer viewing when, like the rest of us, they want nothing more than to nap.

Here's a first - everyone smiling. Of course, this was a mere second before Ainsley wriggled from Kolbe's grasp and planted her face in the pavement. Yikes! She came away with a few nice scrapes or "zoovenirs" as Kolbe likes to say.


Patti Doughty said...

What a beautiful picture. We drove by tonight as Tim was taking the trashcans to the back and stopped to see if you were still awake (at 9:30!). We were all missing the babies and needed a kiss and hug from Jon-Jon and Aisey-girl, but reluctantly decided to wait for another day since Grandma and Grandpa were already in bed. We're hitting the zoo tomorrow, so maybe we can come by before church for our baby-love.

Tim said...

I remember that! It was rad! let's go again.