Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Z-O-O Zoo!

This weekend was the first weekend that John has been off for about 6 weeks. So we decided to go do something fun, just the 4 of us. We went to Santa Barbara Zoo last year for my birthday, and Julie liked it, but she was still so young, we knew if we took her back, that she would love it. I was telling my mom we were going and I spelt out Z-O-O so that Julie would not get her hopes up in case it didn't work out. Julie came right over and said "I go to the zoo too! Mommy take Julie to the zoo!!!" She totally knew what I was spelling!! That girl is too smart for her own good.

We got up normal time on Saturday and headed to Santa Barbara. We got to the zoo right when it opened and away we went. Julie loved every second! She ran from animal to animal, or enjoyed them from Daddy's shoulders.

Here she is pointing out the lemurs.
And watching the elephants.

And looking at the "Owie Snake" aka Rattle Snake.

Andy was wearing a lion shirt, so I had to take a picture of him in front of the real lion.

He enjoyed hanging out in his stroller watching Julie run wild.

We all enjoyed sliding down the hill.

I tried to get a picture of them on the turtle statue...this is the best one...

Pretty soon, Andy was passed out.

They had a special exhibit of California Condors, and two Bald Eagles. Both amazing birds. I was shocked at how large the condors are!

After fun at the zoo, we went to State Street and got some lunch. Then, we loaded up the kids, who both went to sleep right away, and headed home. It was a great family day!

I am so glad we waited until the next day to get sick!


Tania said...

Looks like you guys had an awesome time! We are looking forward to taking Anna to the zoo later this month!

Christina said...