Of course the kids wanted to play around in front of the zoo first. For a moment, I went temporarily insane wondering why we weren't able to complete the remaining ten feet to the front entrance, but then I realized that as adults we kind of forget the fun in the journey. I love how the kids stop to pick the wildflower growing out of the sidewalk on the way to the grocery store, or how they go up and down a set of stairs five times when the beach destination is waiting on the other side of the walk, or how they stop to look at every bug while we "walk" the dog. So here we are, true Waldon kid style, enjoying a romp through the palm trees on an "adventure" to the zoo. :)
Why yes, our zoo lets you walk around in your bathing suit and has random boats on the river canals. :)
A sting ray came to say Happy Birthday to Cael.
The main destination of the zoo for my kiddos is... the pool! Forget that they have a pool in their own backyard and a beach a football field away from home. They had a lot of fun!
They fed the giraffes!
They got REALLY bad face painting done by a "Free. Donations Welcome." sign. That should be a warning. Kaylee asked for a starfish, it looked like someone squirted mustard all of over her face. She was quick to remove it. Cael, after witnessing the so called artistry, declined. :)
After a fun day at the zoo, we swam in the pool (more swimming!) and invited his buddy Branden over. Then, as the day was winding down, Aaron took Cael to the skate shop and Cael picked out his first skateboard. Aaron did not take a picture, but Cael was suuuuuuuuper happy. :) He was also very happy to pick out his birthday cake. We love you little man!
*Birthday Interview Coming Soon*