My life as a Mommy of 4 little boys

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Zoo trip!!!

Today I took Hayden and Preston to a playdate at the zoo!  It was Preston's first time ever going to the zoo and Hayden's first time in a long time.  So long, in fact, that he swore he had never been before, he didn't remember it lol. He has been asking to go for awhile and was so excited about it.  

So we got there and I started unloading and saw one of the other moms from our playgroup, Shari, parked a couple spots over.  We walked in together and as I was walking in I started thinking what a bad idea this was.  Just from the car to the gates I was already in quite a bit of pain, and I had taken some medicine already to help.  But we get in there and went to the Children's Zoo section and met up with the other moms.  In there they have a river type thing for the kids to play in, get wet and cool off.  Hayden loved that and ended up soaked!

They also had huge eggs that the kids could climb in

Also a big nest.  Hayden climbed in and started saying "tweet tweet" lol

There were also some chickens that were hanging out with us, eating food other people have dropped...and I might have dropped 1-2 crackers for them....

After playing for awhile we decided to go look at some animals and Hayden REALLY wanted to see the crocodiles so we headed in that direction.  We stopped and saw some other things on the way.  Hayden seriously was loving every bit of it, he was so excited to see each animal.  

It was pretty hot so he kept cool with his spray fan

Then we started heading towards the monorail.  Hayden was SO excited about this, couldn't stop talking about it, didn't want to stop and look at anything else on the way, just wanted to make it to the "train".  So we get up there and he sees how it's open on one side and pretty high up and he freaked out  lol.  He decided he did NOT want to go on it and that he was scared.  But after some convincing he went and got on and absolutely loved it.

On the monorail we saw some zebras


Went under a waterfall

Then we saw Hayden's favorite, again, the crocodile!!!!!

After the monorail ride a couple of the moms were ready to go so me and Dawn headed with our kids over to the carousel so they could ride

Dawn left after that and I took Hayden over to the gift shop to find some crocodile stuff.  We ended up getting him a stuffed croc and a gummy croc

Then we made our way back to the car.  By this point I was in so much pain I honestly didn't think I'd make it to the car but somehow I did.  Hayden was also hurting because when his pants got wet at the very beginning they never dried and they rubbed the insides of his legs the entire time he was walking and now it's really red and sore :(  But we really had a great time.  I wish Mark had been there with us (the older boys too).  Hayden seriously enjoyed every second, I'm not sure I've seen him quite that happy before.  It was awesome <3 

Preston really didn't do much, he just hung out in his stroller, took a nap and did seem to enjoy the monorail ride.  But he didn't pay any attention to any animals or anything yet.  So hopefully mark will get to experience his real first visit to the zoo, when he actually participates.  I did get him a cute little zebra though :)

1 comment:

  1. It looks like a fun trip. I hope you're feeling better though!

    You left a question about shark teeth on my blog and I wanted to follow up with you.

    Unfortunately, our teeth were purchased at a beach store, so I haven't done much looking around on line. Have you tried eBay, Amazon, or a local science museum? Santa did buy a megalodon tooth from eBay a couple of years ago. The teeth we used were around an inch long and nothing too fancy. Hope this helps a little.