We go to the zoo ALL THE TIME, meaning every week or two when the weather is nice, and at least once a month in the winter. Mary and I braved the elements to see the animals in the SNOW. It was awesome.
Red pandas (not related to actual pandas, and pictured top right) are the cutest animals I’ve ever seen. They’re featured in the Zoo Calendar (November) and Isaac woke me up one morning pointing to it saying, “Look, Mama. It’s that cute thing.” I guess I’ve made it clear to everyone that I think they are adorable.
Well, they like cold weather, so both were climbing all over the place. Adorable! The bears dug around the snow in their enclosure. Elephants left massive footprints in the snow as the sun came out and steam rose off their backs. Isaac chased a poor peacock into a corner, where it looked around in a panic, looked back at Isaac, and pooped. Isaac literally scared the shit out of him. Hee hee.
I don’t know why I do a blog post about the aquarium each time we go and never the zoo. WE LOVE THE ZOO!
Even when we get home crying, grouchy, and late for naptime, we know we’ll go back soon. We love the zoo! Next time I might buy the kids some sweatshirts to wear next time we’re there.
When we went to the Halloween thing at the zoo right after Eloise was born (For the record: IT WAS A MISTAKE) Chris looked down at his shirt and realized he was wearing a Gulf Breeze Zoo sweatshirt to the Virginia Zoo. “Wow…y’all must really love zoos….” we pictured someone observing. Oops. The ONLY reason Chris and I have (matching) Gulf Breeze Zoo sweatshirts is because it was 10 degrees cooler in Gulf Breeze that day than it was at our house and we were unprepared! Really!
But we really do love the zoo.