Thursday, September 16, 2010

Field Trip to the Zoo

After last year's zoo trip, I swore I'd never go back. But time has a way of making you forget the bad. And when my friend, Amanda, suggested a zoo trip as part of our homeschool science studies, we jumped at the chance.
The plan was to see only the African animals. We figured on fewer meltdowns if we focused on just one continent instead of trying to see the entire zoo in one morning. We had to make a few stops on our way to Africa, though. We couldn't pass up the mountain goats; they were right at the entrance, just begging for a photo.

And the tigers. I just love the tigers.


And the monkeys . . .

hehehehe, just kidding.

And finally, we made it to the African Savanna. We were in charge of learning about giraffes before our trip, our friends took the zebras. And we swapped info.

I thought this little guy was pretty cute.

And this little girl, she's cute too.

And these two ;)

We had such a fun day!

We are scheduling a field trip once a month along with craft days twice monthly with Amanda and her kiddos. We are so blessed to be able to share our experiences with our precious friends.

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14 comments :

Foursons said...

I think my favorite are those monkeys. How cute they are!

Geri said...

♥ the monkeys!

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

What a fun field trip! Isn't it funny how time has a way of making you forget the bad?! Our "zoo" is pretty lame in Central FL but some of the theme parks around here have awesome animal exhibits. Thanks for the idea!

MomBrose said...

Isn't it amazing that when giraffes are born, the mom gives birth standing up? And the baby giraffe falls nearly 6 feet to the ground (breaking the umbilical cord and waking them up)?? God is so amazing! Glad you made good memories at the zoo this time :) And those monkeys are the cutest!

Connie W said...

What a great idea to learn about an animal and swap info with a friend.

Last night, Keith took the kids to the mall. They thought they were going to the Zoo and were very disappointed. LOL!

Kelli said...

That is really nice that you have a friend to share you studies with. When we used to go to the zoo we'd focus on one continent at a time too. I hope you have many more good trips with your monkeys!

Rhonda said...

Monkeys are my FAVORITE! Your monkeys are adorable! ;O) So much fun!

shortmama said...

We already have our zoo trip planned when school starts too LOL. By then it should finally be cool enough to go.

Kelli @ RTSM said...

LOL! I love picture of the monkeys:)

jennykate77 said...

Your girls are PRECIOUS!!! I love the zoo. We try to go a few times a year...I love to visit during the different seasons. Great idea for learning about continents/countries/animals/etc!! I love that you swapped info with your friends.

Cute pics!

Jenny said...

That is so great that this trip went better than last time. The girls look adorable as always!

I can't wait to see where else you go on field trips to!

He & Me + 3 said...

The zoo is always a good trip for us. My kids love it. Your girls are precious little monkeys! How fun to have craft days too with your friends.

Becca said...

I am so jealous that ya'll are in jackets!!

~Becca

Tara G. said...

So jealous you have a nice zoo to visit- the one here is pitiful at best (and of course the reason behind it all involves a scandal with $$$$$$$$$$$$$). Rejoicing with you over a wonderful time! :)

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