This morning I woke up late and was immediately reminded by my beeping phone, that today was free zoo day for homeschoolers. I quickly got it in gear, fed everyone, grabbed the camera and headed out the door. (I make it sound like that all happened quickly, don't I? I'm such a creative writer. LOL!)
The buddy system is very important for outings like this.
This is the most action we got out of the sleepy gorillas. So Elena took advantage and gave the big guy a big hug. He was so tame and tolerant.
Oops, I forgot to mention who we were with. My friend, Amber and her daughter, Hannah came with us. Hannah and Chloe stuck pretty close together all day. They're both very impulsive, so I don't know what we were thinking pairing those two together! They look cute and innocent in that picture, don't they?
This guy was really an entertainer! He clapped and waved and held out his hand like a beggar. When we didn't respond like he liked, he threw grass toward us.
Please don't turn me in, but I broke the rules and encouraged the kids to throw dried fruit to the funny chimp. (I wasn't going to get caught doing it myself, you see. If we got caught, I'd turn on my kids in a heartbeat. It was their idea! Their idea, I say!)
He was very appreciative of our criminal generosity. I think he signed "thank you, friend" before we left. The line up. There's seven kids there, right? There should be seven. (I know, because Amber and I spent half our time counting kids.)
Look at my beautiful butterflies! I sure do love those girlies.
Lydia was jumping up and down and squealing: "The penguin swim to me! He swim to me!!"
Elena was more interested in the penguin mating practices. She's all about the romance.
It was a great day at the zoo. The End.