Yesterday we made a trip to the Hogle Zoo. It was Kapri's first time.. and also mine and Cody's first time together. It was so much fun!! We bought a membership so we can go multiple times over the next year. I am pretty sure that I'm going to go once a week for exercise.. I will have the buffest calves EVER from walking up and down those hills pushing a stroller. You'll all be jealous of my "zoo walking calves".
It was a last minute idea.. but we ended up with a pretty good turn out. Shonni, Josh and Addison came. Traci, Jesse and the boys. My mom and Jay even came along.
Koston and Teagan are such "posers".. they learned from the second best, their mom. I am first best, of course. Don't be haters.
Cody had the camera for most of the day and we had very simple instructions for him. "Take lots of pictures of everyone." He did a fantastic job.. and also got MANY pictures of the animals. You see, he's just as obsessed with our new camera as I am. I had to tell him to stop taking pictures more than once. By the end of the day he had taken about 600. I stole the camera a few times to get some shots of him and all his studly-ness.
"What was my favorite part?" you ask. I loved the ELEPHANTS!!
Ooh,ooh and the giraffes.
Wait, the monkeys. Oh gosh, I can't choose!!
At one point Kapri had pooped and was voicing her disatisfaction of my non-noticing ways. Everyone had gone into the reptile habitat, and Cody and I stayed out with the strollers and the babies. We were frantically trying to clean Kapri's bum, while trying not to make a mess of poop, when Addison starting voicing her disatisfaction of our "babysitting" skills. Apparently she wanted someone to pay attention to her. "Shhh Addison, you're not allowed to be upset right now." I am pretty sure everyone thought we had twins. I had Kapri's bare, poop covered bum in the air. Cody was searching through our mess of a diaper bag looking for wipe 'ems. Addison was crying. You should've seen the people walking by.. some had looks of sympathy, others laughed. One person even walked by and said "she's not a happy camper". Really? I hadn't noticed. Shonni came frolicking out, so excited to share her "pictures of the humping turtles" that she had taken. She was oblivious to the chaos that was happening outside. All in all, the moment only lasted about 5 minutes, but seemed like forever. I'll now show a picture of the love making turtles, since I know you're dying to see it.
That was the only "incident" of the day, which I think is pretty good considering we were there for 5 hours. There were no gorillas, alligators or hippos which was disappointing. The black bears were hiding in the moat. (Which isn't such a bad thing since I have a fear of them attacking me in my sleep while camping.) The tiger was asleep.. which also might be a good thing because apparently they like to pee on people.
Kapri and Addison happily (most of the time) rode in their strollers. I'm pretty sure they talk to eachother. What do they say? I can't believe these dummies push us around in a stroller, feed us when we cry, change us when we poop. *Leaning back with hands behind head. This is the life.
We will definitely be making a trip back in June when the baby elephant graces us with its presence. Next time I'll make sure to wear sunscreen.