29 May 2012

WW: Fun at the Zoo!

On Thursday, Brynn's actual birthday, we took the kiddos to the Philadelphia Zoo for the very first time {but certainly not the last, since we invested in an annual pass! :}  The verdict?  LOVE.  They absolutely loved it. Carter's favorite animal was the giraffe's while Brynnie just adored the polar bears.  It was a lovely day. See...

Carter got offended when Brynn called the gorilla a monkey.  Because, duh!

The kiddos loved the swans!

The gorgeous giraffe's!


By far the highlight of the day.  This polar bear was amazing and swam right up to the window.  So gorgeous!  Brynn kept yelling "HI BEAR!!"

Monkey's, zebra's, rhino's... oh my!

That tiger was hungry... it kept pacing by the gate where it obviously gets fed.  So fierce. Also, some flamingo's, a waterfall that the kids LOVED, and a hungry giraffe =)

My birthday girl playing in the dirt while waiting for the boys to come out of the bathroom!

And then?  Down pour.

Although it did rain on our little parade, we were getting ready to leave anyway, so it was really no big deal {except to Carter Man, who wanted to ride on the train!}  We waited out the pouring rain under an awning {with a few Capri Suns, Cheez-its and cheese sticks, of course!} and then as soon as it slowed down, we headed home with two very sleepy kids.

All in all, I think Brynnie had an amazing 2nd birthday and Carter Man can't wait to head back to the zoo for his birthday in July.  I just hope I can make it more than two feet without passing out, needing a break and/or turning into a swelling pregnant balloon at that point.  It'll be awesome. ;)
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Happy WW!


Anonymous said...

Great shots. My photos are Zoo photos too. He he. So cool that you have polar bears. We will be in Philly in less then two weeks for Monster Jam. :)

Jill @ Momma Totally in Love said...

Great pictures!!! I will have to take the kiddos to this zoo soon, looks really nice!

Momma Totally in Love

alicia said...

What a fun story your pics tell! Happy WW!

Christy Ann said...

I love your pics, and I love how you made it into a story - makes me feel like I was there!

OrangeHeroMama said...

looks like an amazing day, and an amazing zoo!! (well, minus the downpour!!)

The Best of Both Worlds said...

Love the pics!!! You have an awesome zoo! I'm jealous

Gina Kleinworth said...

So fun- looks like a great day. I am loving that shot of the kids looking at the polar bear. Incredible!!

ana {bluebirdkisses} said...

what a great time! i am dying to take johannes to the zoo...maybe this weekend

RobynHTV said...

SUCH cute pictures - that polar bear is amazing, but of course the kiddo pics are the best. I love taking my kids to the zoo; their enthusiasm is almost worth the aching feet (though it's been a long time since I attempted it while pregnant - so, good for you)!

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Nothing better than a day at the zoo!

Unknown said...

WOW the polar bear pics are INCREDIBLE!!!

Sweet Little Lovings said...

Looks like it was a perfect day! We love going to the zoo as well!

Chloe's Mom said...

we have a philly zoo pass as well(the contributor pass w/ 2 other families!) well worth the money esp when the parking is free whenever you go & bringing guests is an added plus! Happy Birthday Brynn!

Heather said...

We headed out to the Zoo this past weekend too -- isn't it just a great time? Looks like you had a lot of fun and saw some great animals!

Love Brynn's little outfit and her "waiting" look :)

Unknown said...

Great pics! I love the polar bear. We don't have a zoo near us. :(

Happy birthday to Brynn!!

Shayna Murray said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! That bear is amazing!!!!

Sarah @ Vol Family Life said...

Love the Zoo! We have a family pass too! It looks like y'all had a great time!

mel said...

Love "your" zoo! told the hubs today I want to go next year, we are lucky to have a nice little zoo near us that Lexie loves!

Lindsey said...

Looks like a fun day! Love brynn's shoes - where did you get them? I'm looking for a versatile sandal for my daughter. thanks!

Anonymous said...

To make nouns plural (monkeys, hippos, zebras, rhinos, etc.) you just need to add an "s". No need for an apostrophe. You aren't saying that the animals owned or possessed anything, just that there were multiple animals. :) Your blog is great!

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