What a wonderful spring day yesterday! It was the most perfect time to go to the Topeka Zoo.
My oldest kiddo decided to stay home and help dad with cows and run errands. So, I packed up the other 3 boys and the two cutie patootie girls that I watch and we headed to the zoo.
Last year we went right in the middle of summer,it was way too hot, and they were renovating a majority of the animal habitats. It was rather disappointing but I bought a season pass nevertheless in the hopes that with all the work they were doing would greatly improve our little zoo.
Wow, what a great improvement from last year! It was not too warm out, so we saw just about every animal they had. Our highlight was the mama hippo and her baby. We had seen them last year, and it was exciting for the kids to see how they were getting along now.
I think we watched the orangutans for 15 minutes. The kids were fascinated by their climbing and jumping skills....I could not tear them away. I think maybe they could relate with them and was just hoping they were not picking up any new ideas.
For some reason, the girls were enthralled with the African Crested Porcupine. ???? They had a blast!
She was very taken with all the flowers in bloom. She's a woman of not too many words....but said over and over..."I loouvvee flawoors". And in case you can't speak "2 yr old", it's, I Love Flowers!
After seeing the zoo, we went across the road and enjoyed our picnic lunch....then the kids played at the awesome park for nearly an hour. I was exhausted just watching them, but I knew if I just let them keep going.....it was going to be a nice, peaceful ride home....minus the snoring.
I think the older "cutie patootie" was a little worried about the squawking geese roaming along the path near us. I think she's going to make a break for it.
We can't wait to visit the zoo again next month for their homeschool education program. The Topeka Zoo also has a summer camp, and tons of other fun experiences for kids!
One exhausted mom,