Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Monkeys Visit the Zoo

Today we took Amelia, Sam, Isaac and Alex to the zoo. It was a perfect day for it, a little cool in the morning, but nice and warm by noon. We all had a great time. The boys were troopers about hanging out in the stroller for almost three hours until we turned them loose on the playground after lunch. They wore themselves (and us!) out pretty quickly.  

Our first stop of the day was the monkey exhibit. It sounded a lot like our house at feeding time supper time. The monkeys were whooping loudly and swinging all over the place. Here's what happened when our monkeys saw the REAL monkeys.

Everyone loved the dolphin show and the baby goats. Then there was the rhino exhibit. Usually the rhinos just lay there looking like boulders, but since it was cool and early in the day they were moving around.

"Mom, they are soooo big!"

While Amelia and Daddy took a closer look at the rhinos, I read the information posted. I was particularly interested in this:

Sixteen months of pregnancy, 140 pounds of baby (just one, though!). Sounds pretty brutal, but then there's the trade off: "Time with mother - 3-4 years."

There are days when that might just be a deal I'd be willing to make.

© Trippin' Mama 2010

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