Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Zoo!

(Warning, picture overload!)

What could be better than a day at the zoo with my favorite people? We went the Saturday before school started, and it was the perfect way to wrap up Christmas Break. We couldn't have ordered better weather. It was cool and sunny and fabulous!

We don't make it to the zoo often. In fact, last time I took the kids, Mitchell was a baby. He turns 8 this week. Crazy! And Wendell hasn't been since High School.

So when my friend Tiffany called and invited us, I knew it was way overdue.

What can you say about the zoo? The kids loved it. Rachael's favorite part was the petting zoo. Can't you tell?;)
O.K Brenley enjoyed it a little more.

The animals were even kind enough to cooperate.

Bren had the best seat in the house!
Though Abs was pretty comfy too!

All of the kids enjoyed having the Hughes kids with us. Especially Mitch who got to hang with one of his best friends Chase.

Brenna checkin' out the ducks with Graham.
Performing feats of strength:

Brenley is an awesome driver

Kindyl, Mitchell, and Brenley spent a good amount of time just plain hammin it up!

(yes I do realize the boy is wearing track pants with a collared shirt. He got dressed for a primary activity without my knowlege and we didn't have time to go home and change. Like many boys, the kid has zero fashion sense. Yikes!)


With kangaroos. One real, one not quite.

O.K- Maybe this first one is a wallaby. Or some other marsupial. I am not quite sure.

It was a great day, and we can't wait to go back!

10 people know I love comments!:

Crissybug said...

I seriously laughed out loud at that picture of Rachael! I am sure she will love that you posted that. I feel the same way about those goats!

Patrice said...

We visited the zoo over Christmas break, too. It had been a few years, and we really enjoyed it. It's fun to go with friends, too!

Ken_and_Becky said...

Aw, so many fun times at the zoo, you can never get to all of it in one day. haha, that pic of Rachel - Sam had one snort at him last time we went and it made him jump so high! Those wallabies are so cute. PS- Brenley is such a sweetheart - did Sis. Jarvis tell you she fell asleep during singing time on Sunday, hehe. poor sunbeams

Rachael said...

that goat was scary!
it just randomly like snuggled w/me.
NOT a fan of animals...
or their smell

Shelli said...

Looks like too much fun! Betcha can't do that in Canada in January!

macmommy said...

Planning another trip to the zoo now. Super cute pics, that one of Rachael is priceless! Mitchell's friend kicking at him was pretty darn funny, too.

Danielle said...

Ah I miss the zoo. We used to go there all the time in the winter. We are loving our weather here too. 75 and sunny. Nothing better!

tracey said...

We love the Phoenix zoo too. We go there every time we are in AZ. We've probably been there 4 or 5 times in the last 8 years :D I think in winter the animals are so active it has always been a fun time. My kids love the petting zoo too.
The picture of Rachael is great!

Rhonda said...

I wanna goooo!!!!!

Holly Janeen said...

um, hello! look at your cute family!!!!! its like- the dream family... so cute!
and love the pictures.