Monday, November 9, 2009

Family Day at the Zoo

This past weekend was beautiful, the weather was gorgeous and we were able to spend a lot of time outside together. It is hard to believe but this will probably be the last weekend where we are able to be outside so much until we had to get out and enjoy it!

Minnesota has two zoos, the MN Zoo, which Karter and I are members of, and Como Park Zoo, which is free. Since Kristoffer isn't included in our zoo membership we decided to hit up the free zoo. There is a reason this zoo is free, it isn't as nice or clean as the MN Zoo but it has all the main characters that we care about seeing at the zoo.

Of course, Karter's favorite animals to watch were the monkeys and he wanted to make sure daddy knew where each of them were. A lot of the monkeys were outside enjoying the unseasonably warm weather too, and we were able to watch a little baby monkey cling to his mama for dear life as she swung around the exhibit.

All of the African animals are inside for the winter. It is pretty small quarters for them and they will probably get bored all winter, but it was really neat to be so close to them.

Giraffes are huge animals!

We even got to see some of Santa's reindeer! (Can you believe Santa comes next month!!)

Part of Como Park is a Conservatory and it is filled with beautiful flowers and ferns. We didn't have much time (because someone was getting a little hungry and we needed to rush to get to our picnic) so we just visited the Sunken Garden. They change this exhibit seasonally and are gearing up for the Fall Flower Show that is next weekend. Unfortunately for us, because most of the flowers weren't blooming yet since they timed them to open next weekend.

Karter could have cared less about the flowers, he was more into trying to dive into the koi pond. We really need to get this boy a fish tank!

All in all it was a great day...

...especially since I was able to spend it with my two favorite boys!!

1 comment:

Grandma T said...

What a wonderful little family you have there! Love you all!