Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jack and Mommy do the Zoo

My friend Tracey and I are both mothers of three, but today we took our youngest kiddos to the zoo.  Our older kids are all in school and preschool doesn't start until next week so it was the perfect time to spend some one on one with the little ones.  

Jenna and Jack 

I told Tracey I'd take her picture with Jenna since moms never have pictures with their kids (we're always the ones behind the lens).

The zoo really wasn't busy since most everyone is busy getting back to school, so the kids were able to get up close for most of the exhibits.

The weather was PERFECT for the zoo.  It was actually cool when we first got there, but I promised I wouldn't wear my coat and embarrass Tracey.  Jenna wore hers though.

There were a lot animals out and about today including the Ostrich....

.... and the elephants.

Jack is almost as tall as a baby elephant!

We stopped for a picnic lunch along the way and actually opted to sit in the sun.  It was so nice to be able to sit outside and IN the sun.  That's one thing I don't miss about Texas.

Pretty soon we were at the aquarium and the kids got to go through the tunnel and see the stingrays.

Jack kept referring to all the sea animals as creatures.  He'd say, "Can we go see that creature?"  It was so random and cute.

The highlight of Jack's day was seeing the Polar Bear.  He must have asked about when we would see the Polar Bear 100 times.  

I even managed to capture a few polar bears myself.

As much as the kids love the animals they love playing at the zoo just as much.  It was ok because I was enjoying my company and the weather.  Did I mention the awesome weather?

I had such a great time spending time with Tracey and Jenna, but obviously the highlight was spending the day with my Bear all by himself.  I stole lots of Jack time and it was a lot of fun.  We might have to do more of this, before this one gets away full time (to school) too.


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