My mom's current work schedule allows her to have every other Friday off. So this Friday we spontaneously decided to go to the zoo! We packed up the two kiddos and left to enjoy the sunshine and 50 degree weather.
Lion tamer Faye.
Sam got hungry a bit into our adventure, so he and I sat on these bleachers by the elephants while Mom and Faye continued to explore. I rather enjoyed my tranquil half hour of watching the elephants. They, too, were eating. I was amazed to watch them pile up bits of hay that had fallen, and then dusting off the hay before they ate it.
It looks like Mom and Faye found some fun play areas while Sam and I were busy.
Happily fed and unaware of the excitement he can't participate in.
Faye had been riding on the polar bears when she asked for Baby Brother to come sit with her. (Yay! Love hearing her mentioning Sam.)
The seals and sea lions are always fun to watch.
Faye giving Grandma a princess pose next to the bear size chart.
I love this picture of Faye. Partly because it captures so much of her personality, but also because there are numerous pictures of me and my siblings on this very wall from every zoo trip we've ever had. I'm so glad they kept this wall between all the renovating of the grounds.
Faye did so well with walking/running all about the zoo. She didn't become tired until we were making the downhill walk back to the gate. She adores my mom, the two are thick as thieves. So, naturally, when Faye became tired, she insisted on Grandma carrying her.
Thanks, Mom, for such a fun outing at the zoo!