We took the kids to a local zoo today it was great. They had so much fun. Christopher was so supper excited he would run in place! It was soooo cute! Evie knew what many of the animals were without being told! That was fun. They absolutely loved it and we only spent 11$. We stayed away from the gift shop! I am a sucker for gift shops. We took the stroller and only used it in the parking lot and to carry all the stuff we brought in. I bring everything just in case. Bad habit and good one! Bad only when you don't need the stuff, but a life saver when you do.
The zoo had an area with goats that the kids got to feed. Last year Evie was petrified of them, but this year was more than thrilled to feed the animals. Christopher was feeding them, petting them ,and trying to kiss them! I got tons of pics I might add later.
The zoo also has a few peacocks that run wild. A couple of them were near us and started calling to each other. Which was a horrible loud noise. It scared Christopher to death. He jumped and scrunched his face up then cried like crazy! I felt so bad for him. I tried to show him they were just talking, but he didn't care! Later we went in the monkey house and there were these tiny white monkeys enclosed in glass. I brought Christopher close to see he instantly screamed (like I had never heard before) . He was petrified. The house had just been hosed down so everything was wet. I think a wet plant toughed him, but he must have thought it was a monkey or something. Either that or the monkey scared him! After that he was not interested in seeing the monkeys. I felt bad.
It is a small zoo so we were only there for about an hour and a half which is perfect for little ones, since they insisted on walking everywhere. Christopher took the longest afternoon nap ever, we all did!