Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spring Break Zoo Trip!

Today, my friend Whitney and I decided to take the kids (hers: Annie and Gabe, 3 and 2) to a cute little zoo about a half hour from Roanoke called the Natural Bridge Zoo. It's the kind of zoo where you can feed/pet a lot of the animals, and we were a little nervous about losing the two-year-old boys at most points during the trip, but everything (including a picnic lunch) went pretty smoothly.

"Charlotte! Come here and stick your head out of the hippo's mouth like it's eating you!"

Feeding the goats

Charlotte, talking and gesticulating, which is all the time ;)

Jonah liked the idea of feeding the animals, but not the actual physical interaction with the animals.

Taking bear pictures (with Gabe running through the foreground)

For two seconds while Whit was grabbing our lunches, I got all four kids on the hippo. We will love this pic when they are teenagers.

Of course, the water pump by the picnic area was extremely exciting for the boys.

Jonah, practicing his alligator wrestling

No, the children did not make it home awake. I know they're tired when Charlotte gets up from her nap to use the bathroom and goes back to sleep. Hope y'all like the pictures!!