Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Beautiful day for the Zoo

I had made a list of things I want to do for the summer. The Zoo was one of them. When September came I was a little disappointed I hadn't taken the kids to the Zoo. 

So on Sunday when it was a beautiful 80 degree day I took full advantage and we went to the Zoo. 

It was the perfect day for it, too. 

But we almost didn't stay because there was absolutely no where to park. The Zoo was packed! We drove around for close to 45 minutes looking for a place to park. No kidding. Troy kept telling me to park in the grass. Sweet child, I really wish I could have. :) Austin would've been OK with just leaving because he was tired of driving around searching. It took us 50 minutes to get to the Zoo from our house.

We prayed that God would provide a parking place for us. Within several minutes...we were behind a family getting into their car to leave. Hallelujah! God is so good!!

I am so happy we went for it!

When we walked in we saw these beautiful photos. I had never seen such bright red flowers like them before. Gorgeousness!

When ordered food at the Cafe and watched the pretty birds while we waited. The kids loved seeing the birds and at that moment I was so grateful for coming. 

Troy loved the huge tortoises and couldn't believe how big they were. 

While we were walking by the "Seal's Island" we didn't see the seals out. And then an announcement came to tell everyone that the seals would be fed at 1:30. Which was 5 minutes away. Awesome! Here's Austin wiggling his loose tooth while watching the seal. It actually fell out that night :)!

My parents met us at the Zoo since they were already in the area. It was so much fun! Here's my sweet Mom and I.

I stopped taking photos after this because we were busy eating snow cones, watching the polar bear, gorillas, zebras, giraffes, penguins, wolf, buffalos, fish and walking through the "rainforest" and flower garden. 

Jamie :)