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Thursday, August 13, 2009

I almost left my monkeys at the zoo!

We (finally) made it to the zoo. It's been a long summer full of therapy for the boys and so the zoo had to take a backseat. It was a little warm and I wished we would have been able to go on some of the cooler days we had, but at least it wasn't 100 degrees.

We went without a stroller. That's the first time in 11 years that I haven't pushed a stroller at the zoo. We put the "Curious George Backpack" (monkey harness and leash) on Rebekah so we could track her. Andrew wanted the first turn walking with her. Ha!!! He wasn't ready and she took off running as fast as she could. She was dragging him down the sidewalk. All I could do was snap pictures and laugh!

The monkeys were out of control that day. We saw the outdoor Orangutans and then did the Gorilla complex. Two male gorillas were obviously having an Alpha-male battle to see who was the Alpha and who was the Beta. It was scary a few times as they would be chasing each other and stop to run at the glass and roar at all of us humans watching. What a show!!!

I'm now telling the kids when they get too rowdy that I'm going to take them to live with the gorillas for a while!! I thought about leaving my monkeys at the zoo, but thought it would be frowned upon. Ha ha (giggle)!

Rebekah loved the birds next to the glass. They were just her size!

We had to see the globe before we left. It's thousands of pounds, but it floats on water so you can move it with your finger. It's amazing. They love to make the earth spin the wrong way and put the poles in the wrong places. Kind of fun to be Atlas for a day.

Of course, we had to go see the butterfly pavilion. My mom LOVES butterflies and we all enjoy seeing them up close. My sister got a butterfly plaque in her honor at Christmas and we found it so she could have her picture taken by it. We also had to sit on the beautiful butterfly benches for a photo.

Lots of fun times and hopefully a memory or two!


Lara said...

Great pictures!! I miss going to that zoo so much!

MommyRU said...

SOOOO cute! Looks like a great time!

MommyRU said...

SOOOO cute! Looks like a great time!

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