Sunday, March 24, 2013
Charlea and Jude take the zoo
Over spring break, my friend and I took our littles to the zoo. Jude and Charlea are both in the 2/3 year range, which is awesome. We got there fashionably late (or late like moms of little kids do...) which aparently translates into waiting 30+ minutes in line to get in. Luckily, the kids were fine. They played around in line. We chatted. It was perfect.
We were probably in the zoo 1.5 hours. Maybe 2. It was the perfect sized zoo for toddlers. It had enough animals that they recognized and were into seeing. It had enough wide spaces for strollers and allowing them plenty of movement. It had plenty of just low enough for toddlers to get up and see themselves. Just high enough to be able to see everything. Great for littles wanting to be independent. There weren't too many people since its just a little zoo in Gainesville, so you never felt like you were losing them. Which also gave them the freedom to wander about a little. And then right about the time they started wearing out, we were at the end. So it was cheap, we saw everything, and we got our money's worth. I have always been a big Ft Worth Zoo person- and it is awesome. But if you have toddlers- it's Frank Buck all the way as far as I'm concerned. Highly recommend.
The rest is just super cute pics. I think my personal favorite of the whole afternoon was at the end when Jude and Charlea were losing interested. We were treated to some toddler crab walking, some toddler giraffe walking (with songs), and then they proceeded to walk down the ramp on their feet and hands like gorillas. Seriously, I should have videod. And then they walked the rest of the way singing together. Most of the songs were made up. Luckily, Jude and Charlea both have a certain affinity for song writing so they just picked up where the other left off. So cute :)