Saturday, February 14, 2009

What A Zoo!

This morning we took the kids to the Minnesota Zoo. What a blast! The kids had a great time looking at and pointing at all the animals. We learned a quick lesson....the stroller will no longer be brought on outings like this. None of the kids wanted to be in it and it just became a cumbersome thing to push around. In the future it will be a compactly packed diaper bag and four free hands rather then three.

After we got home from the zoo Jake's brother, his wife and their kids came over and played. Peder and his cousin had a blast playing, even though there were some naughty spots along the way.
It's been a great, relaxing day. Here are some pictures from our zoo trip. FUN!
Me with the kiddos on a big bronze turtle. Yes, Emmy has the tag to her blanket in her mouth.
The kids looking at the Sunshine Bear. Very cute and EXCITING!
Peder looking at a gigantic fish. It scared the living daylights out of the little girl on the left of the picture when it popped out in front of her.
Emmy and Daddy looking at the animals. How cute!
For a large part of the walk through the Tropics Trail, the girls would switch between Jake and me. Of course, they had to both be with the same parent. We were switching A LOT because boy does that make your arms tired.
The kids looking at the otters with Daddy.
Emmy and I checking out the Babboons.
At the shark and fish tank. This was very exciting to them!
Peder looking at the big shark swimming by. Exciting and scary all at the same time.
Mari was the first to cash out after we left the zoo. She lost her pacifier within 3 minutes.


Beth said...

Oh what fun! It is so good to see you all out and about!

Carol E. said...

Cute! It's so fun to see their excitement, and isn't it a great way to ensure some sound sleeping on their part?? [smile]

Jill said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun, and is that a belly button I see?? Cute Cute! :)