Laresa Watkins

Taking the Zoo to the Zoo

Apr 26, 2013
mommyinbonlee

We are so lucky to live just a short drive from the NC Zoo.  It is a wonderful habitat zoo broken up into 2 continents: Africa and North America.  There are polar bears, lions, chimps (we saw the little baby chimp riding around on its mama’s back today-so cute) elephants, bison, giraffes, and so many other beautiful animals there, all living in miniature versions of their natural habitats.

It was quite a day for a few of my mommy friends and I to take all of our kids to the zoo! All together we had 7 kids, and I will just tell you that I am exhausted.  The stroller logged in many, many miles today, and so did my feet.

I was feeling pretty good about myself when I was pushing the stroller around the zoo, sometimes up hills and with 3 kids squeezed into it. Then I looked over and saw one of my former students AND HER 3 CHILDREN!! Now that was an eye-opener.  Someone that I taught has grown up and has a family BIGGER AND OLDER than mine! Suddenly the stroller became a little more difficult to push.

All I had was my cell phone camera today, so I didn’t take too many pictures, and the pics I did take were mostly of the kids and not the animals.

Madster posing in a boat in the swamp.  She is such a diva-this was before she dropped her pants and peed like a man in the middle of the playground.

Madster posing in a boat in the swamp. She is such a diva-this was before she dropped her pants and peed like a man in the middle of the playground.

There is a spiderweb in the park at the zoo.  This was Charlie's dream come true!

There is a spiderweb in the park at the zoo. This was Charlie’s dream come true!

One of the highlights of my day was seeing Charlie’s reaction to the dinosaur exhibit.  This exhibit is so awesome.  It is full of really big, really lifelike dinosaurs.  They move and roar and make other noises, and one even spits water at you.  Charlie thought they were real, and told his friend John, “No, they are real,” when John told him they were fake.  He still thinks they are real even now.

Charlie was afraid to turn his back on the dinosaurs.

Charlie was afraid to turn his back on the dinosaurs.

 

 

Digging for fossils.

Digging for fossils.

So I would consider this a very successful trip to the zoo.  The weather was perfect, and both kids and I were in bed at 8:30.  I bet the former student that I ran into today got in bed even earlier.

 

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