I had been trying to decide for a few days what I should do with the kids today. Dh was going to Daytona for the day for some car stereo show thingy so we would be on our own. After much thought and a last minute decision this morning I decided to surprise the kids with a trip to the zoo. It turned out to be a beautiful day for it. Eighty degrees and sunny with a light breeze. Our passes expired last year and I guess today was a good day to get new ones as we got 2 ride wristbands free today so the boys got to ride anything they wanted all day.
Our first ride was the carousel. While it wasn't Bella's first ride on a carousel (we've done Disney but I wore her) it was her first ride on an actual horse and she really wasn't sure about it. I don't think she felt safe even though my arms were around her. She whined the entire time but never cried. She looked so cute though on her white horse. Just like a little princess. :)
I felt for this poor mama. I know how she feels.
My boys love roller coasters!! I had no idea this was even there. It took the place of a car ride that they used to ride.
The meerkats are always so adorable. They were up close today and almost seemed to pose for the camera. Say *Insects*. (instead of cheese, get it? ;))
This picture just fits their personalities so well.
I bribed Logan into riding the camel with Ian. Ian really wanted to go. What did I bribe him with? Fruit Pearls. They were yummy!
They were itching to play in the water by this time. Bella fell asleep once we sat down so she didn't go in to play.
My wild boy
They've changed this since I was there last too. Now it's a very shallow pool. Just a few inches deep.
Look who woke up!
Oh and for my local friends, there are new restaurants!
This one is at the Safari Lodge at the beginning of Africa near the meerkats.
This one is across from the zebras/giraffes. It's a sit down/table service restaurant.
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