We’re going to the zoo, zoo, zoo…

…you can come too, too, too. Wish I could get that tune out of my head! So, about three weeks ago we planned to meet Andrea and Andrew and their fam at the zoo in Ashboro. After breaking the bank to fuel up for the 3 hour drive, we arrived only to find the zoo closed due to a water line break. What?! Luckily Sweats knew of a Nature Center in Greensboro (about 40 mins. away) so we went there instead. We ended up having a great time!

However, we really wanted to see some bears. And giraffes. And elephants. Our branch had an assignment to clean the temple in Columbia, SC. We signed up and decided to make a weekend of it and see the zoo there. Avery got car sick on the way down. But not before I had handed her an empty bag! Nice timing kiddo! I took the kids to the park while Ryan worked in the temple. Then we were off to the zoo…

We saw bears (excersizing, no less.)

Girraffes…

and Elephants!

Which were a big hit and 2nd only to…the common house kitty. I kid you not! But the proof is in the picture!

Mason’s reaction when I told him to tell the kitty “bye,bye”

I then had to pry him off the bar and this was no small feat. Ryan said next trip we’ll go to Petsmart and save on gas!

Now, for my favorite pics of the day. Avery kept finding animal statues “take my picture with this Mom”, “wouldn’t this be cute!” and so on.

Avery struck a pose and I guess Mason didn’t want to be outdone!

1,2,3… how many monkeys do you see?

Startling resemblence, dontcha think?

My monkeys in the tree!

And this little monkey slept almost the whole time!

Okay, enough monkey business. I can’t beleive any of ya’ll are still reading this post-turned- novel! Here’s one last pic of Avery and Mason.

Anyway, we had a wonderful time! Good thing because we’re not going ANYWHERE for a while! Mason got car sick on the way back but his timing was not as great as Avery’s. Then we had to pull over to clean up the mess, which woke Brittain up and she cried for the next hour! And that’s what memories are made of!