Thursday, July 9, 2015

Zoo trip & homemade slide

Last Monday we decided to visit the zoo! We have two different zoos that are both about 45 minutes away from us, so we decided to go to the smaller one to avoid any crowds. They also had some new exhibits and animals we hadn't seen yet, so that was exciting! It was early in the day and they were feeding all the animals, so we got to see most of them. This mountain lion was pacing around the cage waiting for food. Rett kept pointing and saying, "ki-eee" (kitty)

We also got to see these leopards, one regular and one black. They are so beautiful!

One of the new exhibits at this zoo is a large Rhino enclosure. They offer encounters where you can feed them and pet them, but only on the weekends. It was cool to see them though!

Both of boys looking at a monkey:

We bought tickets for the train ride and the carousal that are right at the entrance of the zoo with the plan to ride them at the end of the day on the way back to the car. After we finished looking at everything, the boys only got to play at the splash pad for a few minutes before it started storming! Out of nowhere it got really windy and rainy, so the rides got shut down for the day. James was really disappointed about it, but I made sure our tickets are good for the next time we go.

It has been so hot outside lately, that we haven't wanted to go to the park or play in the backyard. The boys have gotten a little stir crazy so one afternoon we pumped up our air mattress. I was thinking they could jump around on it, but James got the great idea to turn the couch into a big bouncy slide! I couldn't believe how much fun they had. They spent literally hours going up and down and bouncing around. At one point James decided to get a bunch of matchbox cars and race them down the slide. Rett kept laughing and climbing it saying, "Side! Side" (slide).

I was putting James' shorts on him and helping him get them buttoned, when I noticed something bumpy in his pocket. I reached in and when I saw what it was, I threw it into the air with a shriek! Why do boys think this is okay??

1 comment:

Happy said...

Love the slide idea, I think we'll have to do that! I swear any time ANYTHING new appears in our house, they think it is so fun and exciting! This fish thing is so funny and gross, haha! While I'm writing something to you, I have a new book recommendation for you: The Hypnotist's Love Story by Liane Moriarty. It's so good, and such a different perspective!