Thursday, June 20, 2013

family time at the zoo

last week we had some fun family time at the zoo. what a blessing a zoo membership is!! thanks mom and dad ;) it is the perfect place to kill a few hours in the morning walking around looking at animals, packing some snacks and drinks and ending with a run in the water fountains. so that's what we did. micah brought his backpack with supplies so he could make observations about the animals and their habitats. {his words} this kid. it seems micah is the most himself when he is writing about animals. we had to stop at the otters because they are bea's absolute favorites and then micah needed a minute to write some things down so he wouldn't forget. the mosquitos were eating me alive though so he didn't get to write as much as he would have liked. 
 i only took my point and shoot camera on this day and i can really tell the difference in the picture quality. 
oh well, they may be blurry but they sure are cute!

 micah needed to write more observations while we looked at the macaws. 
  we rounded a corner and came upon this gorgeous peacock. they walk around the zoo wild! beatrix was enamored and so i asked her to stand next to it so i could get a picture. {notice her socks! haha}
 micah sneakily touching his feathers.
 got one of us. 
i love this man. 
blurry love.

  and i did something i want to do more of.
hand my camera to strangers and ask them to take our picture as a family. 
i want the kids to remember what i looked like with them. 
 it was a hot sticky fun morning. 
we love the zoo!

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