Zombie zoo. Tom Petty reference? Anybody? No? Ok.
Yesterday we hit the Red Rover Zoo and we hit it hard! Our zoo is pretty lame by most people's standards, but when you are 4, it is awesome. I like that we can make it all the way through in less than 2 hours and still have happy kids who aren't exhausted. I can't imagine taking preschoolers through the wonders of the San Diego Zoo or some such amazing place.
Two of my sisters-in-law bought the boys a family membership for Christmas. This gift is a win in so many ways. For the cost of taking the kids about 3 times, we can get in free all year, and there are some other membership perks, too. Also, no toy or art or clothes clutter! Just a little card in my wallet!
Their favorite exhibit by far is the ducks. We spent so.much.time feeding them and watching them. The weather was perfect so I contentedly let them stay as long as they wanted, which goes against my nature of wanting to rush them everywhere.
The zoo also has a new farm/petting zoo area we hadn't seen yet, so I gushed over the baby sheep for quite a while. We were at the zoo for two hours and enjoyed every minute of it, except that time we got too close to the peacocks.