on friday, i took the day off to go to the zoo with tucker, my sister-in-law and her three kiddos, and my mother-in-law, jamie. the kids had a blast! oh, and i finally crossed another item off our list!
before heading to the zoo, we stopped at mcdonalds to get a quick bite to eat. there, tucker managed to dump about half of his chocolate milk into his lap. it was awesome. he didn't seem to mind, so we were golden. his pants dried up fine over the next hour. :)
it was a beautiful day for a trip to the zoo. i got a TON of pictures. i'll share some of the highlights of the trip. sorry, picture overload ahead.
tucker got up close and personal with an ugly fishy.
then, there was the chinchilla (there's more of this guy later).
this llama was my favorite of the day. not sure she could say the same of me.
tucker enjoyed feeding the llama and the donkey with nana...
...but his real interest was in the pellet dispenser. seriously.
we tried looking for the polar bear, but his 'house' was empty.
we also looked at the big grizzly, but the glare was a bit harsh.
we did get to see quite a few animals. tucker loved the monkey's (every single kind), tigers and lions. he said that theporcupine was 'soo cute'. yikes. he would have played at the zoo playground all day if we would have let him. before we left, we came back into the main building and one of the zookeepers had the chinchilla in a little 'exercise ball'. well, tucker seemed to think it was time to play a little kickball and he went running towards the ball (and i knew exactly what he was going to do). as i yelled 'no!', he gave the little ball a little kick. eeek! then, once the kids realized there was an animal in the ball, they chased it around for a while. poor chinchilla!
on the way home, it didn't take long before they were all snoozin'.
guess it was a successful trip. :)