Tyler forgot his lunch and asked if I could bring it to him, and since he works right by the zoo, I could just take the kids. He had just bought our family an annual zoo pass. I thought it was a great idea. We didn't have long though because I had to be back in time to pick Jake up from school, but it was fun. Ben ran from animal to animal and was very excited. I bought him a kid burger and we shared a Sprite, I got a jalepeno cheese stuffed pretzel and Peyton was quite happy in the stroller, as long as it was moving. I did have to sit and nurse her in front of the Sea Lion exhibit, and Ben didn't like that, he wanted to keep going. I'm looking forward to bringing the other kids and taking many zoo trips this next year.
Like I said, running from animal to animal...
Aww, posing with the "in memory of Nosey" statue. He was the elephant I remember as a kid.
The sting ray exhibit is one of my favorite. You can even feed them for $1. When we went it wasn't feeding time though, but they still will come up and suck on your hand if you put it in there, checking for food I guess! Ben couldn't reach far enough in, but I don't think he really wanted to touch them anyway.
This is one of the smaller ones, I think it was the same one that kept checking for food every time it swam around.
Posing in front of the Seal. I told him I wanted to take his picture when he was swimming by, so Ben watched and as soon as he swam by Ben turned around and said, "cheese!"
Waiting for our lunch.