"Maybe we should do something fun with the kids," she suggested.
"Well, da Boo did say she wanted to go to the zoo..." I joked.
"Hrmmm, the zoo..."
The zoo is an hour away. I wasn't serious. Turns out, my m-i-l had some family matters to attend to in the big city and the zoo wasn't far away from there. So this morning we packed up the kids and headed north to the zoo!
Now before you freak out, we aren't actually in the cage with the lynx but it really looks like it! We're in the viewing area and the big kitty is sitting in front of us. That was pretty cool.
The gorilla was the kids' favorite. Why? Because he picked his nose and ate it...right in front of us...repeatedly. Then the Boy decided this was a good idea and picked his nose. He proceeded to hand me what he found in there. Ewwwwww...
I liked the zebras. These guys are just cool looking! So are they white with black stripes or black with white stripes?
We have not been to the zoo since the Boy was an infant so it was fun to do that! And because the kids were so good, I let them pick out a toy from the gift shop. They both picked tigers. Da Boo's is a mommy tiger carrying a cub and the Boy chose a really soft stuffed tiger. For those of you who know the Boy, you can understand the significance of this purchase (and just how funny it is). After the zoo, both kids fell asleep on the drive home. I almost did, too, but I was driving.
And only one more "wake-up" until the Man is back! Yipppeee!