For my birthday my Mom renewed our zoo membership, so we can visit free for another year. Our zoo has added lots of cool things for kids, so we like going even if we don't really look at the animals. We knew the new Kid Zone would be open today, so we started at the opposite end and walked all the way through, stopping at a few different places. Here are the highlights:
I thought the elephants were cool but the kids like the helicopter you can climb on and the Safari Tent better (the cot in the tent is an excellent diaper changing station!)
I looked at this next picture on our way home and went, "Holy Crap! We have four kids!"
Rachel is way too grown up here:
Holy Cannoli! We've been trying forever to get a glimpse of the Red Wolves and FINALLY a red wolf was out and awake! I don't know if you can see him, but he's there by the fence!
I LOVE this outdoor kitchen/mud/dirt play area. The Ingram Homestead will have one of these even if we don't build a house until our kids are all grown. I love this!!
There was an awesome wall and sidewalk area with tons of chalk, water, and brushes. Rachel liked drawing hearts on the wall,
Ford drew a train on the sidewalk,
The last place we played was a shallow stream that was so cool. There were pipes, tubes, fishing poles, buckets, and more. Our kids basically ended up swimming in this area. Even Baxter dipped his toes in the water. We will be wearing bathing suits an sunscreen next time because we could have played here ALL DAY!
Luckily, we had a change of clothes for almost everybody (Ford had to let his pants dry, but it was worth it). So we sat in the warm sun and ate some peanut butter tortillas before getting on the tram ride back.