Saturday, April 02, 2011

Wild Animals

Zoo Atlanta gave every library in GA one copy of a dvd "The History of the zoo". If you check it out and return it your reciept gets 2 adults & 2 kids in the zoo for FREE! So you know me always looking for ways to save money. I checked our six libraries in our county all week and finally found one available. I raced to the library to get it before some other crazed mommy did.

I tried to imagine what it would be like with 4 kids in public place as big as this...what if we lose them? will it be too hot? can we bring our lunch? How much walking do we have to do? What if it rains? There is a lot of planning that goes into something like this. I read the zoo's entire website learning all about it and looking at all the pictures, trying to get a visual in my head how it might all work.

We dressed them all in the same color and off we went! We got there just one hour after they opened and had to park on the street! They were packed (apparently everyone went to their library this week!

When we got to the gate Jaron was already complaining he was tired of walking so we rented a double stroller and Justus was in his carseat/stroller. We got to see flamingos, elephants, kangaroos, monkeys, lions, bears, birds of all sorts, pandas and gorillas. They boys loved it! We found a table and sat down to have a picnic lunch and a took a potty break.

Then we were on a mission to find that "choo choo". They all got to pick what they wanted to do and Jacob wanted to climb the rock wall. I recorded him doing it but cannot upload it to blogger. (too long) Jaron thought he wanted to but after getting strapped in he decided it was over his head (literally). He broke down crying and asked if he could get off. Of course I let him and the nice man gave him his ticket back to use for something else. So Jonah and Jaron decided to ride the train with daddy. When they got back they found us at the kids playground and they "got some energy out".

It was way past Jonah's naptime and we were all exhausted so we made the decision to head back to the gate. One last potty break after returning the rental stroller and off we went back to the van with a quiet ride home.