Saturday, May 18, 2013

Trip to the Zoo

While Matt went to his seminar, we went with Rachel and her kids to the Oregon zoo.  We recently purchased a family membership which got 2 parents and 4 kids into the zoo plus 1 additional adult, so we were all covered!

We got to see sea lions (Liam got a little nervous when the sea lion came close to the glass)

and a polar bear

and lots of monkeys.  Everyone was excited to see the different animals.  Kate and Liam liked yelling, "MONKEY" over and over and over.

In one of the exhibits, there was a little cave that we were able to fit the kids into - and get almost all of them looking at the camera at the same time!

We also saw elephants

including a little baby elephant, just 6 months old.  We watched it follow its mom around and scamper around the pen.  He climbed over a big log, getting high centered for a minute before he figured out how to get his back legs over the log, too.

One cool temporary exhibit was a Lego exhibit put on by a school.  Of course Jacob, Claire, and Madden were really excited to see that!  There were lots of creation, including many Legos in motion and Lego robots.

We went to see the lions, which Kate and Liam were sure to growl at.

We must have worn Jacob out - he fell asleep not long after we got into the car.  Fortunately, he was able to recover and had a great baseball game (in a constant rain).

Rachel stayed with Claire and her kids and saw most of the other exhibits in the zoo (and managed to miss the rain until she was getting in the car!).  I'm sure we'll have more zoo trips later this year.