Sorry it took me this long. . .

Zoo pictures!

Consulting a map to find out where we could board the train.
Consulting a map to find out where we could board the train.

IMG_1480

IMG_1481

IMG_1482

IMG_1483

The Jungle:

This was Lu's first time in the Jungle. I think she enjoyed it!
This was Lu’s first time in the Jungle. I think she enjoyed it!
She thinks monkeys are "so cute!"
She thinks monkeys are “so cute!”
I never noticed before how incredible the way they move is! I tried to get a video of one swinging, but then it just sat there. Uncooperative monkey!
I never noticed before how incredible the way they move is! I tried to get a video of one swinging, but then it just sat there. Uncooperative monkey!
Our girl is so brave! I was terrified of this bridge when I was little.
Our girl is so brave. I was terrified of this bridge when I was little!
I'm not very happy about with pictures I got of the tapers. They swim too fast to take pictures of!
I’m not very happy about with pictures I got of the tapers. They swim too fast to take pictures of!

IMG_1494

IMG_1496

M & L loved the (artificial) vines that had 'grown' across the walkway.
M & L loved the (artificial) vines that had “grown” across the walkway.
This one was made into a swing.
This one was made into a swing.
So. fun.
So. fun.

IMG_1498

IMG_1499

IMG_1500

The Zoo is the BEST place for pictures!!!
The Zoo is the BEST place for pictures!!!
reflection
reflection

IMG_1504

IMG_1508

IMG_1516

Little sister was quite impressed by the "rainbow birds" :)
Little sister was quite impressed by the “rainbow birds” 🙂
Only I would go out of my way to get a picture of a bat. Why not tell you guys? I love bats. They're cute. #WhatIsMyDealWithCallingThingsCute
Only I would go out of my way to get a picture of a bat.  I love bats. They’re cute. #WhatIsMyDealWithCallingThingsCute

IMG_1521

IMG_1522

IMG_1519

IMG_1520

I think this was a capybara (I know them from "Capyboppy" by Bill Peet).
I think this was a capybara (I know them from “Capyboppy” by Bill Peet).

IMG_1528

IMG_1529

IMG_1530

IMG_1532

IMG_1533

IMG_1535

IMG_1536

IMG_1537

IMG_1539

IMG_1541

IMG_1542

The hippos are usually far away and hard to see, but this time they were swimming around and coming quite close to the glass.
The hippos are usually far away and hard to see, but this time they were swimming around and coming quite close to the glass.
The crocodile also is usually not very social, but he was right up in our faces on Tuesday!
The crocodile also is usually not very social, but he was right up in our faces on Tuesday!

IMG_1544

Miscellaneous:

Riding the train! We got round-trip tickets, and Dad drove over to the Zoo (unexpectedly) and joined us for the ride back. In case you were wondering, yes, Dad is the KING of spontaneity. :)
Riding the train! We got round-trip tickets, and Dad drove over to the Zoo (unexpectedly) and joined us for the ride back. In case you were wondering, yes, Dad is the KING of spontaneity. 🙂
Our zoo is building an African exhibit, and the restaurant was already open. They serve African food, and Dad bought a couple of these. Don't ask what they are--they tasted like potato chips.
Our zoo is building an African exhibit, and the restaurant was already open. They serve African food, and Dad bought a couple of these. Don’t ask what they are–but they tasted like potato chips.
We ate our African potatoes here with the lunch we had packed. Lucy loved the butterfly bench.
We ate our African potatoes here with the lunch we had packed. Lucy loved the butterfly bench. And the three-year-old is waving a skewer from the potato-chip-things. Totally safe. 🙂

IMG_1553

IMG_1554

The Butterfly House:

IMG_1555

A little blue bird that Spencer spotted in the Butterfly House.
A little blue bird that Spencer spotted in the Butterfly House.

IMG_1557

IMG_1558

IMG_1559

IMG_1560

 

 

 

One sleepy boy on the ride home.
One sleepy boy on the ride home.

 

 

By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth.  He gathers the waters of the sea into jars; he puts the deep into storehouses.  Let all the earth fear the LORD; let all the people of the world revere him.  For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.  -Psalm 33:6-9

8 thoughts on “Sorry it took me this long. . .”

  1. Awesome pictures! I love bats! I think they are so cute! I didn’t know that tapirs could swim! I love going to the zoo!

      1. Tapirs to me are just kinda………….weird. I mean, they’re just………………………weird. #DescriptiveWordsFailMeAtTheMoment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *