Sterling still hadn't had a chance to see the dinosaur exhibit at the zoo, so we made a day of it and saw almost the ENTIRE zoo in one trip (just missed the last loop where the giraffes and zebras live). That is more zoo in one visit than we have ever accomplished, it was so much fun! The kids did AWESOME and they absolutely LOVED showing off the dinosaurs to daddy. We even had time to splash at both splash pads!
|These little otters gave us quite a show, the kids loved them!|
|Watching the otters play.|
|First time the wild dogs have moved while I've been watching. They are a lot bigger when they stand up than laying down!|
|Ruth was trying to be brave and yell "RAWR" at this little guy. He spit on Will twice, it was hilarious.|
|T Rex broke through the fence and he's coming to get us!!!!|
Take a good, long time to look at the following photos. Sterling's faces make me laugh out loud every. single. time. The fact that Will was terrorized only made it funnier. We are mean parents sometimes. Haha.
|The fearless T-Rex tamer.|
I guess I didn't take that many photos of the dinosaurs, but they are in previous posts. Ruth was ecstatic to show daddy "the spiky ones". She kept telling Sterling how they were her "fwav-wet". I love her little girl pronunciations. Also, Kayli, is it stuttering when Ruth will say the same phrase three or so times before she can find the right word to finish her sentence? Sterling and I were commenting on that today. Also, also. My kids are the most adorable.
|Will's eyebrow. Classic Will.|
|Swarming for fish food. Kinda gross.|
|Giant Waxy Something Frog. Haha. It was a cool name, sad I forgot. They were GOLIATHY GIANT though. I don't think I've ever noticed them before.|
|Fresh-water sting ray.|
We decided to keep going since the kids were doing so great and we found this part of the zoo we have NEVER BEEN IN--and we have had a year pass for almost a year now. This zoo is so big, it's crazy. We did the Amazon very first thing when we first moved here and I thought we covered all three sections of it, but I guess we called it a day without finishing. They had Giant Sea Otters (can't remember if Giant was actually the term used, but they were something like that) and bats and anteaters. Unfortunately, my camera died. The otters were definitely my favorite part--they put on such a great show! I guess it was the day for otters, since we saw both exhibits.
The following picture is the greatest because Will had been sitting right in the corner on that ledge and that otter swam right down like that and Will SQUEALED and jumped right out of his seat SO FAST. He was not impressed. He even walked right over to the stroller and started pushing it away so we would leave. He had a few scares at the zoo, poor kid.
And that is where my camera died. Probably a good thing, as this post would have gotten much much much too long. My kids at the splash pad are one of my favorite things, and they had a great time cooling off. We even splurged a bit and bought fries (I ALWAYS want to, they always smell SOOO good and it is RIGHT by the splash pad.) for the first time, they were delish! So between the dinosaurs, the new Amazon section and getting food, it felt like a completely different zoo experience, which was so much fun. We love Spring Break!