adam had his first day off in 8 monday and so we spent the beautiful day as a family at the zoo! it was exhausting of course, but we had such a good time. i love to see little faces light up at the wonder of enormous animals and giggle at their antics. this year, both marit and graham were afraid of the monkeys and gorillas. favorites included the koalas, lorikeets, merry-go-round, and the farm animals
i think this is the saluda river...on the way to the botanical gardens that adjoins the zoo
graham loved this
miles and i took pictures of ourselves while we waited on the big kids to ride the train
cutest way to keep that bald head from getting sunburned (thanks for letting us borrow the hat kel!)
planning our next destination and rocking out the kavu visor (we have both enjoyed that hat since you left it at our house a few visits ago, dad)
marit's dream house
just their size
seriously getting our money's worth out of the ergo this time around...in the beautiful botanical gardens
feeding the lorkeets
marit's very favorite part...she told me she rode a "turkey-horse"
intimidated by this huge gorilla
the way home...graham fell asleep immediately, marit closed her eyes for about 5 seconds and then resumed her normal chattering. the ride home was a little unpleasant. any tips for getting toddlers to keep their hands off each other in the car (can't really address behavior when i'm driving...ends up being a lot of screaming)? we are saving for van
we are so thankful for such a sweet family day!