i took my herd to the zoo today.
it was sunny and 82 degrees.
perfect zoo weather. apparently other people thought so too because the ticket line was half way down the bridge leading into the zoo. but the zoo is huge and there really weren't insane amounts of people.
my in laws were the ones who wanted to go in the first place and they ended up flaking out and ditching us and not going when they saw the ticket line.
So we had a fabulous time by ourselves. the hubs took the day off and went with us. so it was a family outing.
the big kids were a huge help with the baby. they took turns getting him in and out of the stroller and carrying him.
in the petting zoo, one pathetic goat was surrounded by my 7 kids brushing it.
we posed by/on the giant sculptures.
when we stopped for a snack at monkey island the free roaming peacocks came to visit us and were eating out of the kids hands.
by the end of the day we were all hot and dusty. all i wanted was a shower.
the kids jumped in the pool when we got home.
it was a glorious day together.