lions and tigers and flamingos, oh my! (the bears were sleeping)

Life is hectic these days (whose life ISN’T, right?) and we rarely have a day when we are home for more than a couple of hours. Monday-Wednesday-Friday are work and school days, Tuesday is gymnastics and errands, then the busy weekends… Thursdays are usually the only day during the week when the girls and I can stay home. They are PRECIOUS. I LOVE MY THURSDAYS. Thursdays are when I catch up on house chores from the first three days of the work week, Maggie and Audrey hang out in their pajamas and play with Barbies and blocks and crayons, and we get to just relax.

But you know… sometimes staying home and putting away the 8 loads of clean laundry that have been sitting upstairs since Sunday night is lame. Especially when it’s sunny and almost 60 degrees outside. So this week, we went to the zoo instead.


weird-looking things

the King

big dude

It was Audrey’s first zoo trip. She was… not quite sure what to think, honestly. But she sure liked pointing at the animals.

watching the tigers. very serious.

her flamingo impression
Maggie as a flamingo

The highlight of the day? THE BABY GORILLA, nursing on his mama about two feet in front of the glass. It was amazing.




Then we shared some Dippin’ Dots.

Dippin' Dots after a fun zoo day!

This Thursday sure beat any Folding Laundry Thursday. DUH.

jump jump jump!


  1. Elisabeth

    April 7, 2012 11:52 pm

    The gorilla photos are beautiful and touching. Thank you for sharing.

  2. CraftyHope

    April 8, 2012 11:52 am

    All of your pictures are lovely, but those gorilla pictures are absolutely STUNNING! Wow. I really feel something deep when I look at those. Amazing!

  3. Amanda

    April 8, 2012 1:03 pm

    I recognize that zoo! We visited the new baby gorilla this week, too! So cute. :)

  4. Jesabes

    April 9, 2012 1:15 pm

    Those baby gorilla pictures are amazing. I love the one where the mama put her hand on the baby’s head. I read this post while nursing MY baby and it almost made me cry.

  5. Erica

    April 10, 2012 12:27 pm

    So great. We took Anna to the zoo for the first time in September and she seemed (typically) underwhelmed, but she STILL randomly talks about how fun it was.

  6. Laura

    April 12, 2012 6:06 pm

    Great pics! I love the zoo so much (we don’t have one though).

    • Jen

      April 12, 2012 9:17 pm

      DUDE. WHERE do you LIVE? You don’t have a zoo, you don’t have Moes or Chipotle! Such a sad and lonely place!! ;)

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