summer vacation is quickly winding down - Monday I had both boys home, and it promised to be a gorgeous day - so we headed to the Philadelphia Zoo.
the zoo is my personal favorite family spot in our area - i could go once a week and not get bored. I think we've been members for 10 years now - since Ryan was born.
it was a picture perfect day - and not too crowded since some kids in our area are back-to-school already. we saw lot of animals!
there were 2 prairie dogs out . . .they were eating sweet potatoes
there are baby otters which are absolutely adorable!
the hippos have a great new habitat - we checked that out TWICE - the boys really wanted one of the hippos to go in the water.
the baby giraffe is not such a baby anymore. . .but i caught her trying to nurse from her momma and it was so cute!
we caught a glimpse of one polar bear. . .
we saw a zoo patron agitating the sloth bear - the bear was very upset and the patron and his friend ran away when we got there . . . in all the years i've been going to the zoo that is my first experience like that and it really upset me.
the penguins are always a favorite.
plenty of snakes out too. . .
the tigers were walking around and this one stopped and stared right up into Ryan's face. . .of course i missed that shot. . .
and the McNeil Aviary Center - always such fun. . .
we rode the carousel and the train. . .
learned how they make the orangutans work for their treats. . .(personally I love how there are people around to interact with the kids and answer questions!)
and posed for some pictures near 2 new friends. . .
it was a great day spent with 2 of my favorite boys.
catch you soon -