We were pleasantly surprised by a relatively warm Sunday afternoon last weekend so we seized the opportunity to get out of the house and into some fresh air by driving down to the zoo. We haven't been to the zoo in quite a while and we were thrilled to see that we had it almost completely to ourselves. The girls had a blast running all over the place, all of the animals were out and playing, and we were treated to a few free carousel and train rides from the friendly zoo staff.
I think this is the first time we've been back to the zoo since Maddie has truly been walking. I had such a big smile when I was editing these pictures - these two are such cuties!
Anna loves the flamingos. The zoo has a little gumball machine by the side of the exhibit where you can put in two quarters and get a handful of treats to feed them, and Anna is beyond obsessed with it.
There were seriously about 50 pictures of this, trying to get both of them looking through the circles, looking at the camera, and smiling at the same time. This was the closest we got.
Maddie had her first time on the Mole Rat Playground! She had a ball and Anna was totally tickled that her sister was playing with her in all of the tunnels.
I laughed at this picture. Komodo dragon statue? Coolest thing ever. Real Komodo dragon? Total apathy from Anna.
Maddie's first (real) time on the carousel!