Our Saturday was spent at the zoo, with two babies, the two big girls, and Kristen. The minivan was jammed! So was the zoo - the first nice Saturday in months and half the state was there! (I have to say that watching the people was as much fun as watching the animals - sometimes more! Oh, my, what some people wear - or don't wear - when the air warms up!)
One of the most beautiful creatures God created - fighting with a hot dog!
The mountain goats have a great time on their rocks.
The giraffes seemed to be a bit confused - thinking the protective fence was the tree it was trying to protect.
One time when I was at the same zoo, years ago, I was taking a rest - noticing the crowd around the giraffe fence. I was privileged to observe the birth of a new baby giraffe - falling 8 feet to the ground, getting right up on its spindly little legs, able to get up and walk immediately.
Mom and Dad are being very attentive to their new baby.
God has such a great sense of humor!
This little guy is doing his best to get rid of that log.
The King of Beasts looks regal, no matter where he is.
It was a fairly exhausting day, but well worth the exhaustion. The big girls, Kristen, and DC went to an IMAX show after a couple of hours at the zoo. I stayed with the babies, since taking two babies into an IMAX show is not such a great idea. (The big girls slept through most of the huge movie). We ended the day at Chili's, thinking everyone would fall asleep on the way home. Fortunately, the babies slept, but the bigger girls were a bit too wound up. Memories are made of days like this.
For more about the kiddoes, check out Kristen's place.