May 26, 2011

The Zoo!

It's been about six months since I just photo-spammed you, hasn't it?

Those of you who follow me on Facebook probably remember a promise that I made you a few days ago.  A promise regarding pictures...

So here they are!  Pictures of our trip to the Lincoln Park Zoo!

My cousin was in town, and her visit overlapped with Grandma and Grandpa.  Family everywhere!

The tiger paced in front of that window for EVER!  We were inches away, and every time he passed, DD jumped!

SI and my cousin

When you're just a munchkin, bronze gorillas are almost better than the real thing.

"Good gorilla!"

Now that SI has tasted the thrill of riding on shoulders, there's no going back.

DD walked all over, just like a big person!

Daddy is so tall!

SI adores her Grandpa!  I think she's trying to feed him her cracker.

So much easier to push the stroller when it's empty!

"Look Mommy!  A duck!"

Time to go home!

She's not sure she's ready to go home yet.  And yes, Grandma is sitting on the floor between the girls' bucket seats.

The girls had gone to the zoo once before, last summer.  Obviously, they have no memory of that occasion.  But  this time was really exciting- they know so many animals!  It was really fun to see them connecting the pictures in their books to real-life creatures.  Unfortunately, we showed up with only 80 minutes of zoo time left.  They actually locked the door to the gorilla house in our faces!  But as M pointed out, the girls are too young to understand and be disappointed.  Thank heavens for small favors!

"The Zoo" is one of those magical places that is always THE zoo, no matter which zoo it is.  You can be going to almost any zoo on earth, and it's always "The Zoo."  Always amazing.  We'll be going back to the Lincoln Park Zoo many times this year, I have no doubt, and probably also the Brookfield Zoo whenever we get a chance.  Zoos and toddlers just go together.  :)


  1. "Photo-spam" -- love the term! I also love your dress (I get picked on for wearing long skirts all the time.) Zoos are one of our fav places to hang also. The closest one is rather lame now, but if we are willing to drive 1 1/2 hrs in either direction we have some amazing ones to pick from.

    Funny thing is, the adults have more fun than the kiddos.

    Cheers. VB

  2. I am so looking forward to taking my daughter to the zoo this summer! I can't wait for the weather to clear up here so we can! Super cute pictures!

  3. Great pics! We go to the zoo all the time. We bought an annual membership. Our zoo has a splash park, and last weekend, when it was almost 100 degrees, we spent most of the day there. I LOVE zoo days!

  4. Great photos! I am follower 199. Thanks for linking up and following me from BHF. Have a great weekend.



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