Friday, April 6, 2007

Won't you join me at the Zoo?

Today's sunny, 81 degree day, was absolutely perfect for a visit to the Oregon Zoo, so Katie, Laura & I packed up all our kids and their mountains of gear, and had a play date!!

Apparently the entire city of Portland (and part of Vancouver) had the same great idea :-(

In addition, the new Black Bear exhibit opened recently, which happens to be at the front of the zoo, so that combined with great weather, brought out the moms, kids and their strollers en masse, all converging in one rather narrow area.

It was kinda like going to Disneyland when it first opens for the day, and all the rides near the entrance are just jammed packed. If we'd been smarter, we should have started at the Alaskan Tundra exhibit on the far,far side of the park, and then worked our way back.

Although, when we were leaving around 1pm, as Kyra was done (naptime!), there were still really long lines to get in, and I was literally stalked as I made my way to our parking spot. So, maybe it wouldn't have made a difference either way.

Anyway, we had a really fun time, and I've included some pictures of the kiddos. Unfortunately, I couldn't get any pictures of all of them together, as inevitably one or more would get up just as everyone was settled. Oh well, that's what Photoshop is for :-)

not so excited about my shades....

stroller buddies

just call me the zoo diva!

we needed one more seat...

3 little ducks at the pond

Freedom to finally run! Did someone say lunch?

Have a Blessed Easter!