We spent the morning slowly walking through most of North America animals. Blaiden loved the bears. We took a train ride and looked at prairie dogs. There was also a place that you could ride a small pony and Blaiden wanted to take a ride. I was going to walk with him but while we were waiting in line he just kept saying "mom I can do by myself." I guess he is starting that independence phase that last the rest of his life (so sad). I let him do it and I think the smile on his face says it all, he was so proud of himself!
After that it was time to take a break eat a snack and let Adilene drink a bottle. There was a lot going on so our break didn't last long. Then we were off the the petting zoo with all the farm animals. I think this was Adilene's favorite part of the day. She could not get enough of petting the sheep and goats. Blaiden also had a great time. Fred and I had to keep the kids moving because we wanted to see as much of the Zoo as we could and didn't know how the rest of the day was going to go.
buying PB&J sandwich stuff the night before because that is what I had packed just in case we needed it, so we ate that for lunch. I had to use an apple slice to spread the peanut butter but it all worked out and Blaiden thought it was a great time. Once the rain calmed down a little we went into the closest building that we could find and it was where the elephants were. I think these were my favorite animals to see because they were so active.
We ended our day with a fun little carousel ride, although I am not sure how much fun Adilene thought it was in the end. We also got a few different treats to cool us down, Blaiden got an icey thing, Fred got ice cream, and I got dippin dots, Adilene got the best deal and shared with all of us. By the time we got back to the car we realized that we had been at the zoo for 8 hours, that is a long day for the kids.
The original plan was to find another hotel to stay the night again but once we got to the car the only person that wanted to stay was Fred. The kids were very tired and getting grouchy, we hadn't ate dinner yet so we were all hungry and we didn't have a specific plan so doing anything would take a while. For me the thought of the kids sleeping in there own beds was much more appealing then everyone trying to get some good rest in a hotel. Fred conceded and we came home. I was a little sad when we all woke up the next day but we had a good trip overall.