Thursday, June 21, 2012

Zoo Day

Last Thursday, we had a playdate at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium!  We have a zoo membership, and my kids love going, but it was even more fun with friends!

We met my friends, Tracy and Amber, at Tracy's house, and followed behind them to the zoo.  Once there, we got the kids ready to go, which with 7 kids between us, took a while! Luckily, I'm always overly prepared and had an extra outfit for sweet little Charlotte to borrow. 

We met Steph and Amy, two ladies we met through blogging and twitter, at the zoo.  It was great to see them, and their adorable kids, again!

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Lily was looking tired by the time we made it up the elevator to the zoo!

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Sure enough, she was asleep by the first exhibit!

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The zoo was an exciting place that day!  They were filming a commercial, and the animals were active.  There were several up close encounters of the animals!

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Lily is never one to miss a meal, and woke up just in time for lunch!

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After a nice, long lunch, at which we ran into Grant's sweet cousin and her girls, and at which a bird flew into my ear (NEVER a dull moment), we continued on!

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After cooling off in the water spray area, we headed into the aquarium.  It's my favorite part of the zoo, but was really crowded that day, thanks to the super hot weather!

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My sweet baby was mesmerized by the aquarium!  (Plus, she was relieved to finally be released from the stroller!)
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The kids were so excited to finally be able to burn off some energy at the zoo playground!

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By that point, everybody was hot and tired, so it was time to head home! 

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It was a great day at the zoo, and sure enough, my three kidlets fell asleep on the way home!

The fun didn't end just yet.  That night, we went swimming and had a cookout with our friends!

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It was a perfect day!  We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends!

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11 comments:

  1. Great pictures as always! At the top of my list is a zoom lens....someday soon....

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  2. Close encounters?!?! It looks like you guys were IN the cages in some of these shots...sorry I missed such a fun day!

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  3. Great pics! And you left one out ;) Monkey monkey. Oooo Ahhhhh. Yeah!
    LMAO!

    Charlie's hair looks almost blonde in that one pic :) And thanks for the outfit. Darn kid blow outs.

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  4. All of the pictures are great. Love Lexie and Lily's outfits. Of course, Dylan looks as cute as ever too!

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  5. Another fun day! I love the zoo, no matter what city!

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  6. I love all the pictures. Amazing shots! I need you to come and be my photographer:)

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  7. What fun keeping up with you across twitter and your blog! Looking forward to doing more of that in the near future. :)

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  8. Aw, what fun!! I love the zoo. :)

    I love how Lily pops her thumb in her mouth everywhere she goes....the aquarium, in the pool...too cute. ;)

    xo
    purposelyathome.blogspot.com

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  9. These pictures are fantastic! It looks like so much fun! You got some great pictures of the animals too! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

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  10. Looks like a fun day! You take some great pictures.

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  11. Wow! I bet they all slept good that night! :-) Your kids are so adorable. I love Liliana's little bloomers. Avery loved the aquarium too!

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