Monday, January 18, 2016

A Day at the Zoo

We've been having a great 3-day weekend.  M and Michael are in Vegas for a soccer tournament so it's just been Mark, Matthew and me this weekend.  We miss them, but I have to admit that it's been nice with just the two kiddos. Less fighting and bickering for sure.

The highlight of the weekend was a trip to the Fort Worth Zoo. I thought it would be too cold and almost decided against it, but I'm glad we went. It was still a little chilly, but it was awesome because there was hardly anybody else there. All the animals were out and we could take as much time with them as we want because there was no crowd. 

I love that Matthew loves to take pictures and read about the animals. He was giving little facts as we strolled to each exhibitions.  Mark was super excited to see the giraffes.  He loves giraffes. We got to see both baby elephants - though they've really gown since the last time we saw them.  They are not as cute as when they were babies.

Eating some breakfast with his happies before we head out to the zoo.

All the giraffes were out! Of course, Mark was not up for pictures.

It felt like we were the only ones at the zoo. The kids had room to run around - which is not typical at the Ft. Worth Zoo.

I loved this tiger exhibit. The tiger was not shy and was pacing back and forth right by the glass. Mark got nervous that the tiger was so close and wanted to leave. I asked him later that night if he was scared of the tiger and he said yes because he thought it might be able to get through the glass. Poor baby.

This was my first time to see the lions at the zoo.  Every time we've been, they were not in their exhibit. You can barely see it, but there was a male and a female lion behind us, chilling and staring at us.

I love these boys!

Matthew was such a good big brother.  He was encouraging Mark to touch this thing -Yuck! They told us it was a leg-less lizard. Not as bad as a snake, but still yuck.

Just us at the zoo!

They wanted to stand next to the animal they were closest in size to.

It was a perfect way to spent our day together! On our way home, Mark slept and Matthew remarked on how peaceful it was.  Yes, it was very peaceful and I'm so happy to spend time with these monkeys.

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