Family-Sized Trip to the Zoo

When we do a family trip to the zoo, we go big.

The older kids at the zoo

The Webmaster was the only one who missed out on this trip to Woodland Park Zoo.  The kids and I met Grandma, Gichan, Auntie, Ressis, Little Cousin, Little Cowgirl, and Baby Cousin there last Friday.  Our objectives – see animals, wear the kids out.

"Let's go!"

We started off in the African savanna, and saw zebras and hippos and lions.  The highlight of the area, though, was seeing the zoo’s newest baby – a baby boy giraffe, and his mommy.

Baby giraffe and mom

Speaking of babies, Thumper and Baby Cousin did very well at the zoo.  Thumper was attached to me…

Thumper and his mommy

… while Baby Cousin had a pretty nice ride.

Baby Cousin in his stroller

Some people who are too big for strollers at the zoo still found ways to bum a ride.

Rerun catches a lift on Auntie

We tried to get some good pictures of the kids together – at least the older ones – but that proved elusive.

The big kids

I settled for some nice shots of everyone having fun together.

Tad and Little Cowgirl watching the elephant


"Look at the elephant, Auntie!"


Aunt Ressis and Rerun at the penguin exhibit


Ane and Little Cousin look at turtles


In the reptile house

We had a very full day, walked everyone’s feet off, and saw lots of animals.  The weather started off cool, but ended up fairly warm and pleasant.  But everyone had their fill of the zoo!

2 Responses to “Family-Sized Trip to the Zoo”

  1. linda
    August 20th, 2013 06:23

    Beautiful Happy Treasured Memories!
    Thank you for sharing these with us!

  2. Aunt Lynda
    August 20th, 2013 09:22

    I especially like the on of Ressis and Rerun, but they are all good. The baby giraffe is darling.