Last week we headed up to the Santa Barbara zoo. We hadn't been in ages, summer crowds are finally gone and the weather has cooled off, not to mention Mimi's sister is in town which made for the perfect formula for a great zoo day.
We got there when it opened and quickly realized that many of the animals weren't up yet. No worries. We killed some time at the play ground.
Hello ant hill!
This nugget really got the hang of the ant hill for the first time. He went up and down more times than I could count. He did great until he took a pretty bad fall and scraped up his chin. That just meant he didn't have to pried away from the fun because up next was a train ride!
These two could probably spend the whole day at the zoo and never see an animal and be totally cool with that. There is lots of construction going on right now (read: backhoes and excavators out the wahzooo).
Classic cheese face. Love him.
Stealing smooches from my seat mate. Already trying to push me away. "Mom!!! The train is about to start, be cool." - occ
Then we finally saw a few animals before we sat down for our picnic lunch (which Scott had been asking for since we walked through the gates)
Giraffes, always a highlight
Look at these three big kids. When did this happen?
Elephants are always a favorite too
After the zoo we headed back to mimi and papa's for more playing and of course some ice cream and popsicles.
Thanks for a fun day Mimi and Papa and Mimi's sister!