On the Wednesday of my Spring Break we planned to head to The Denver Zoo for a day with the animals! The weather was supposed to be nicer then in turned out to be. But we wore layers and hats and it was just fine. A bit cloudy and a bit chilly at times, but the zoo was pretty empty which was so nice! There were times when we were walking around when we saw no other people. It was great!
Here are a bunch of pictures from our day...
The boys loved spotting the peacocks all over the zoo! They love that the colorful ones are the BOYS!
This baby Leopard was one of our favorites of the day!
They LOVED the Feline House!
And they spent a long time watching the giraffes too. I think they are so pretty. And they remind me of a pretty friend of mine too. You know who you are! ;)
We warmed up for awhile in Tropical Discovery. It was nice for Brooks to get out of the stroller and walk around a bit too. He really enjoyed looking in all of the tanks that were at his level.
Nolan thought the chameleon in this tank was pretty cool!
Can you see the HUGE fish behind us?
The elephants are pretty amazing!
Brooks was waving and waving at this guy!
Being a monkey with the monkeys!
They were waiting all day for the penguins. One of their many favorite animals of all time!
Bird World…oh Bird World…I don't know why, but my boys LOVE you!
They even said that Bird World was their "dream come true"!
After Bird World the boys were pretty hungry, so we stopped, for a hot minute, to eat our PBJ sandwiches by these big hippos.
But the boys didn't want to stop for long…we pretty much ate our lunch as we went.
The boys think that this monkey is so funny every time we go to the zoo because it's a TITI! Just like what they call their Auntie! We texted her this picture!
The Orangutans were very cool to watch. They were swinging around and eating and we even saw a baby.
I loved how this little guy was sitting. Ha!
After we made it all the way around the zoo and had checked out almost every animal, I asked the boys if they were ready to leave of if there was anything else they wanted to go see again. And what did they choose…BIRD WORLD!
So we headed back for a second tour of BIRD WORLD! Can you tell how exhausted Brooks is in this pic? He fell asleep in my arms as we walked through. We stopped on this bench to check out the parrots and he woke up.
On our way back to the main entrance/exit we spotted some more peacocks.
And the lions were out now. They weren't when we passed by earlier in the day.
So amazing. How can you not be so in awe of God's creation after a day at the zoo?!
We had a great day. And it was so nice to feel like I can take all three boys to an all day outing and manage it by myself! We are turning a corner here people. And it's pretty awesome! My boys are at a busy stage, but they are also becoming so much more independent. And this day went pretty seamlessly. We had a whiny, or cold, or stubborn moment here or there, but really, it was fun!