We had to run into NOLA to figure out paint colors for Dean's office so decided to make it a fun trip by going to the zoo.
First off, we went to the member center and dropped the washcloths I'd made for crafthope's latest project.
The girl graciously accepted them and said the donations have been POURING in.
She also told me they've found fewer sea turtles of late and think it is because it is later in the summer and they have moved out of the area. (I genuinely hope this is the case...sea turtles are horribly endangered.)
Then we took the same photo we take each zoo visit..makes me want to put them all in order to look at age progression!
I love how this zoo puts the animals RIGHT in your face....you can't even see the plexiglas in this photo...
we ran into the Reptile Room and did a toy society drop...this little bean bag frog
then we were off for some fun....check out the babies!
with more on the way...
I just love this guy's 'do'
there were lots of monkeys...hee hee
and REAL monkeys too
this pair of Rhea kept pecking at the bottom of our shoes....we'd walked through a bit of mud and they must have found it yummy...
We took a breather outside monkey hill
and got a sweet couple to take a family photo of us in the Mayan jungle.
OH! you know that saying 'boys will be boys'???....yeah.....well Dean and Ripstick Boy had a little fun on the way OUT of the zoo...
On lookers were either horrified or howling as they walked by. Mom's were horrified, dad's were howling.
Me? I'm so used to this sort of stuff that even I find it funny. We had a really good time, we did a lot of silly stuff, cutting up and generally misbehaving....Gunter would have LOVED it.
by the time we headed home, the kids were bushed...
I love how a plan comes together!