Monday, August 22, 2011

Hangin' with the Monkeys

This past weekend we enjoyed a family day at the Columbus Zoo. The day started out beautiful and we were all excited to see our favorite animals. The zoo is one of my favorite places to go.

Everyone was in high spirits as we planned our route while eating our packed lunch.

Don't all zoos have fun statues to get pictures with? Kids seem to love them so much! This one was my favorite because the matinee was my favorite animal sighting of the day. Why not the hippos you ask? Yes, the hippos are my favorite animal ever but alas, no hippos at the Columbus Zoo (no giraffes either...weird, huh?)

And of course the day wouldn't be complete with out a train ride using our eagle eye to sight animals.

or without a thunderstorm to make us run for cover in the Gorilla house. This was the second thunderstorm that caused us to sit for awhile. This may sound like a miserable zoo trip but it actually made it even more fun and a great memory. We enjoyed snacks during the storm and enjoyed the rest, and it cooled the temperature out a ton!

The boys loved hanging out with the gorillas during the storm.

Anna loved dancing in the rain.

Joel may or may not have loved being the hero and wading Josie through the streams while the rest of us clambered over fences. Yes, a memorable but lovely day!


  1. You learn something new about your friends all the time...I never knew hippos were your favorite animal of all time!!!

  2. Sometimes the worst trips/vacations/outings are the ones with the most memories!! We went to the zoo last weekend too but ours wasn't as memorable.