Saturday morning, we all hit Zoo Atlanta. I got a discount combo price for both Zoo Atlanta & The Atlanta Aquarium on the zoo website. Oh and we got the best price for the tots – FREE. I might cry when Will turns three….just because all the free admissions will be gone. I’m so sentimental.
The sunglass crew….
I was hoping that Jer would come down in his Coke shirt (so that the boys could match and continue that t-shirt bromance)…but no dice. It’s just so much funnier when it happens organically. I guess now we can all just joke about aviators. Will is totally included 🙂
I think Will could have stood by the flamingos all day. He called them pink ducks….
…and he showed us his one legged standing abilities.
The elephant just gave us the cold shoulder…err….rear end.
And these guys were all “Pumbas” in Will’s book. I think we may be watching too much Lion King 1 1/2 too much.
This is how I feel most days…
Sher & I as merecats…or prarie dogs….or something. I have no idea. When someone gives me a hole, I stick my head in it. You can quote me on that.
These guys are my favorite….I wanna make a paper mache version. I have all the materials…just gotta do it.
Every time I see a giraffe I think of an amazing picture of a kid’s room I saw on Pinterest. It’s weird how Pinterest wormed its way into my mind constantly. Sometimes if Will says something funny, I say PINNED! or if Jeremy is looking extra bootilicious, PINNED! or if I get a lower number on the scale than I was expecting – DOUBLE PINNED!!!!
All the zebras and ostriches (ostrichii?) are in with the giraffes…so the view wasn’t great. We had just missed their breakfast time so we didn’t get to feed them…maybe next time.
Don’t drop him Jer! Nobody would want a holier-than-thou kid 🙂
Clara kills me how she puts her hands through the face too…and Will actually has a little lion cub face to me. He’s my Simba…aka Jonathan Taylor Thomas to anyone that was as weird as me.
Horny guys. No idea what species.
Willie B. – the gorilla memorialized – was a hit. Will and Clara kinda adopted him…it’s like a 400 lb Burger 🙂
Will spotted these birds in the exhibit but the branches hid them from us taller-than-a-toddler folk. So at first, I thought, well, it’s okay if he’s not as smart as other kids. Then I realized I should just say that about myself.
Making a nest together….already they understand they are gonna get married….
There are no words. Except maybe one. BREASTFEEDING!
We all loved seeing this mama with her baby. She was so protective and that little one loved being so close.
The boys pushing strollers….Sher & I are lucky girls 🙂
Will just called this guy a big lizard. He probably thinks that the salamanders at our house will get this large. That would be scary.
The Panda exhibit was CROWDED. Probably the most people at the zoo….which didn’t stop Will from monkeying around.
I swear this Panda is smiling at me…
Will didn’t understand what was wrong with the Panda. Frankly….none of us did. Hopefully this big guy was okay.
So this is gross and random…but I just had to note that this was the first day of swollen ankles. It could have been leftover from Haven…or it could be just the first of many water-retaining days…either way, I indented my left ankle and got a nice little dimple. Ignore the ugly toenails please….I’d rather paint furniture than digits.
Ahhh!!! The animals are breaking through the fence!
Then came the best parts of the park….accidentally of course that they were last on our trip…The Petting Zoo, The Train & The Carousel.
The other kids were nicely grooming. Will was an anti-groomer.
Clara was also a rebellious one…she was attempting to feed the goats. She also attempted to do that to Will once. The crying lasted a while from the bite.
Eventually we all got a hang of it. I love the fact that the zoo provided these little brushes. Otherwise, I do believe there would have been a whole lot more tail-pulling and body-part-touching.
We all loved the goat. The teeth cracked us up. I must have taken eighteen photos of goat teeth.
I could frame this bad boy…
I think Clara looks like a nail salon technician. She’s taking that job very seriously.
Talk about self-control. Check out that goat’s eyes….it’s like he’s look right at me saying “You have gotta be kidding me.” Pun intended.
The train rides right by the petting area. It was over after that.
We got our tickets and boarded. Jer & John took like a billion photos. The people behind us probably thought we were nuts for taking so many pictures. Memories, people…..don’t lose the memories!
Overall – it was a really fun day. I had forgotten how much I love the zoo. And that was Will’s first official Zoo Atlanta visit…so the map is going in the baby book to never forget the day of monkeying around with the Petersiks 🙂