Sunday, May 31, 2009

I Went to the ZOOOOO!!!

I don't want the title to be misleading. Really we go to the zoo several times a year. Buy a yearly zoo pass, get your money's worth. Know what I mean? If you don't, for us to go to the zoo and just pay regular prices it would currently be $48 ($55 when Erin turns 3!), family zoo pass is $80. When I renewed it last, we went three times within the next month, which rounds us out to it equaling $26 each time, not to mention how the $80 price gets divided even more every time we go (at least five times now). Now that's value!

But that is entirely beside my point. The kids and I decided Wednesday morning that it would be a great day to go to the zoo and we went, only this time I decided that it was high time that there was proof that I actually went with them. All the other moms out there know exactly what I'm talking about. Every family activity shows dad and the kids having a great time, mom is nowhere to be found. Well THIS time, *I* went too.

That results in pictures like this:

I deleted many overly terrible ones, but I got several that weren't too terrible.

Isn't this almost perfect - all of us getting ready to watch the bird show together. Would have been totally perfect if Carolyn hadn't leaned back right when I took the picture.

I also handed off the camera to the kids a few times so they could get something more than a head shot.

All in all, a wonderful day. On the way home we even stopped at temple square to track down where a falcon family is nesting that we've been watching on a live cam. And guess what! I went there too.


  1. So good to hear you are finally getting out of the house! I know exactly what you mean. :) We'll have to zoo together sometime, we are planning on getting a zoo membership this week. :)

  2. I loved this Marni!! Thanks so much for sharing your fun day!

  3. You're a fun mom. John and I have been talking about taking the kids to the zoo. And before July! It's too stinkin' hot that month. We always buy Lagoon passes. They're spendy and we always sort of do a big 'gulp' when we buy them, but we ALWAYS get our money's worth. You only have to go two and a half times. And who would want to pay full price those other times? Not me. Hail season passes!