Friday, April 22, 2011

April Showers

My oldest had a homeschool class at the Zoo today and since schools are out the zoo was holding a fun Easter event. Despite the fact that it was cold and rainy I couldn't convince my children not to go to the zoo early. So we packed up all our zoo gear and snacks and headed out. The 2 middle kids were super excited to use their umbrellas!

The first stop we made was at one of the indoor exhibits to take shelter from the cold rain. My kids had a lot of fun running around in the Arctic exhibit and watching the seals. My oldest pointed out to me that we could see the rain falling from the bottom of the water, due to the underwater viewing of the seals, it was very cool.That was one of my favorire moments of today.

One of the special events the zoo was doing today was hiding egg themed goodies in animals exhibits and watch them find it. They put plastic egg filled treats in the octopus exhibit and we got to watch him open them and find the snacks. My daughter got to decorate a paper muche egg and fill it with goodies then watch a zoo keeper place it in one of the zoo's bird exhibits. My oldest was able to see the tortoise feeding. He said the were running to their treats super fast and fighting over them. I couldn't get my double stroller and 5 year old through the crowd but they did get to pet a lizard, snake and turtle while they waited.

My oldest when off to his zoo class while I hung out with the little ones in the indoor kids play area were they had so much fun.WE played in the indoor sand box digging for bugs like we were birds with tongs that we were pretending were beaks, decorated paper bunnies, painted our faces and so much more.

I was really surprised at how much fun I had with the kids today even though it was cold and rainy and very crowded (I hate large crowds)But it really was a great rainy April day!

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