Going to the Zoo

My kids might both be adults now, but they’re never too old to celebrate with their mom on Mother’s Day at the zoo.
Okay, “celebrate” probably isn’t the right word.
How ’bout:
They’re never too old to humor their mom on Mother’s Day at the zoo.

I’ve been so anxious to pet the stingrays at our zoo this year. And my lovely boys obliged me today.
So did the stingrays.
These creatures were silent, shy and oh-so-awesome.
Tanner got to pet several of them.

(To be honest, I don’t know whose arm is in this next photo. Sorry, dude.)

After we moved on from the stingrays, we almost spent as much time watching the prairie dog colony as we did the stingrays.
The cause: a few of these goofy babies.
Look at this little guy. Isn’t he the cutest thing?!

And peacock sightings were as random as this photo. These birds would just show up in the weirdest places.
What keeps them from leaving? We saw some boneheaded guy poking a peacock with a stick in an attempt to get it to  fan its feathers.
Really, dude? I’d make a deposit on stick-guy’s head and get the heck outta there.

Then there was my other goal for the zoo visit: baby lions!
It was tough to see them because they wouldn’t leave the covered area by the gate where two keepers were seated.
Not sure what that was about, but the lions really seemed to be pleased to see them.
But one thing is for certain even from a distance — these little ones are all ears and feet. SO cute.

Then we made our way through the crowds, headed back to the car and stopped for ice cream at Crown Candy.
Time with my kids, ice cream, a loooong afternoon nap…today was about indulgence. What a great day.

Someone else had a wonderful day as well…
A big congratulations to my dear friend Amy who graduated with her Master’s today.
Two years of dedication and hard work have paid off. Super, super proud of my friend.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Amy says:

    Thanks, Laura! Happy Mother’s Day to you! I love the zoo pictures…always a good time at the zoo. So happy you were able to celebrate with your boys.


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