Today a great girlfriend of mine, Gwen, invited us to the zoo. It is such a fun place to visit. I love hanging out with her, whether at home or on the go. We always have a great time.
The first stop we made was at the Flamingo pen. These are my favorite exotic animals. Levi checked them out from the stroller. Next stop was the penguin display and bird house. These didn't seem to arouse any emotion. I suppose later for the boys they will become exciting. However, Gwen's 2 1/2 year old daughter LOVES birds. From there we cruised by the petting barn (Hooray for the goats and chickens!!!), the hyenas, alligator, giraffes, lions and monkeys.
Not only did we get some fresh, but chilly, air and a nice walk around we got to ride the Merry-Go-Round. By we, I mean L., W and C. I held L. up as the Panda Bear slowly swooshed up and down. He sat on the saddle and held onto the pole just like it was old hat. He loved it. The brightly painted animals, mirrors and music made it even better. It was a wonderful first visit to the Zoo. I think with the tips from Gwen found here we'll make it a weekly event next year.