Life Is A Zoo
We started out our day with spending 50 cents to make a cool 1 cent :p (which was almost lost at the telescopes by the giraffes…tragedy! drama!)
After this we were off to see the animals! Polar bears, penguins, gorillas, and lions topped the list of Abigail favorites.
The KC Zoo has lots of fun little playgrounds within it so Abigail was able to expend lots and lots of built up sitting in the car energy- on top of walking the entire day! She rocked it.
…..and my family sitting on fake hippos. (I’m sure they’ll be thrilled I included this photo! lol)
There was a hilarious moment when Abigail rode the carousel the first time with Aunt Clairen- we all thought she had chosen to ride on a tick. Turns out it was a ladybug, but it looked hilarious with her sitting on it. A tiger the second time around was a much more traditional choice. And my brother sitting on a bright pink flamingo beside her was equally fabulous.
After the zoo we enjoyed dinner at The Cheesecake Factory on the Plaza and then we were able to stop in at Grandpa Monty and Grandma Jenny’s house for a quick hello before our 2+ hour drive home. It was a perfect way to end our day! (Oh, and did I mention the weather??? It couldn’t have been better!)
It looks like an absolute beautiful day for the zoo! You guys closed that place down! lol! I wonder how many times that happens to the workers? Our zoo closes at 4, too. I wonder why so early?
So much fun! Love their sweet smiles!
How is Abigail looking so grown up in these pictures?! Must be the hair up and the cute vest 😉 Im dying to go to the Zoo, my poor deprived 4.5 year old has yet to go to one. Guess we're just slackers.
What a fun day! Glad you had great weather and fun times with your family 🙂
Ah, I miss Cheesecake Factory (notice how my mind goes to food first!). What a fun day!!! Love your little family…you are all so cute!
Oh, how fun! I love that they offered you a free tram ride to get you out of the zoo. ha! I wouldn't have thought a zoo would close that early! It sounds and looks like you all had a fun day. We're planning to go to the zoo this weekend and are hoping for equally wonderful weather!
I just love the zoo and wish I made it more of a priority for us to go!! Maybe one day soon! And way to get a free team ride for lingering too long!!
Sounds like so much fun! Our zoo closes at 4, too… I wonder why zoos close so early. Mila loves the zoo so much, we literally go every other weekend. (Luckily we have a small local zoo very close to us!) And The Cheesecake Factory to cap it off? Yum!!!
4:00?? Come on, Kansas City Zoo! I mean, I know you're not the biggest of tourist attractions around here, but that seems awful early!
Hi Courtney! I've been reading your blog for about a year now. I just want to say I really love the way you mother and bring Christ into your life and teach your children what matters most. My church had a general conference this past weekend and there was a talk about motherhood and how it relates to Christ and as I was reading your blog post I had the thought that you might enjoy it. In another week or so the text will be available but for now its just the audio or video. Here is a link. Thanks again for being who you are! https://www.lds.org/general-conference/watch/2015/10?lang=eng&vid=4529689466001&cid=5
i love Mabel's outfit 🙂 how funny you all were walking around the zoo after it closed lol. definitely a good day!
So fun! I had no idea there was a zoo in KC! We'll have to check it out next time we're there! Ho much fun!
SO much fun…not ho. Ugh.
How fun! The family picture is adorable! We love going to the zoo!