We haven't been to the zoo for quite a while. With Alyssa in school all day we don't have the freedom we once did. Now that the weather is finally getting better we'll be able to pick her up and then head down for a couple of hours.
This trip to the zoo we met up with Nana and Grandpa Jack who were looking after Victoria for the day.
The wolves aren't out very often, must have been close to lunch time. They were busy walking all over the enclosure.
Victoria and Alyssa (who is so happy to have some girl cousins after so long)
Emerson and Victoria. I love this pic, Emerson does the tongue thing all the time.
Victoria is a runner, in the opposite direction you're going. Alyssa and Emerson had so much fun chasing after her and pointing her in the right direction.
Grandpa and Victoria watching the otters
They were very busy today playing and swimming.
I love the meerkats, they're so cute!
The hippo Ghost came out of the water as we were walking by
Alyssa and I
He is going through the I don't like pictures phase. Good grief!
After hanging out with Nana, Grandpa and Victoria for a while we went to check out the gorilla talk. It was very good, we got to learn all about the group, their names, how old they were etc.
Showing off and sliding down one of the hoses for the audience.
I think its awesome that they have things for the kids to look at and touch.
Here is Emerson practicing his good gorilla manners. When you have your back to them and play peek a boo you are saying that you're not a threat and you're friendly. Staring at them and facing, facing them and smiling is like baring your teeth and yelling "I want to fight!"
Emerson practicing more good gorilla manners. Hiding your teeth and shaking your head, looks funny but he's showing he's friendly.