The kids were not disappointed. They do enjoy story time but a trip to the zoo? I've told you how they always ask to go. Generally, though, they know days in advance and anticipate the fun. It was fun to just pull up there and see the excitement in their eyes. I might just have to surprise them like this more often.
There was hardly anyone there. Ironically, we did run into some very dear friends who found themselves there also because of the glorious day. The kids very much enjoyed the company and socialization. We also deviated from our normal walk through the zoo. Usually we start with the giraffes but that day we went the complete opposite direction.
The penguins were not so active as they are laying eggs and nesting. Hopefully, we'll have some baby penguins soon. T Rex asked the zoo keeper if they ever "hooted". He's really into a library book called Penguin and Little Blue right now. When his dad reads it he does a great "hoot, hoot, hoot, hoot" when Penguin calls to his friends. The keepers said that "yes, indeed, they hoot". T Rex just beamed.
We already have a tiny baby wallaby. I don't think it even has fur yet - it looks like a hairless rat peaking out of its mama's pouch but it is still SO cute.
The snow leopard also put on quite a show for the kids - back flips, tale chasing, leaping. They just watched in awe.
I suppose shaking things up once in a while does a person, particularly a young one, good. Do you like to be surprised? Do your kids enjoy surprise outings?