Thursday, July 22, 2010

Hogle Zoo

Saturday (the 17th) we took the kids to Hogle Zoo up in Salt Lake City. It's been years since we went there last. Some of my kids had never been to a zoo, so it was really exciting for them.

One of the first things we did was go into the "Nature's Nightmares" greenhouse. There were skunks, scorpions, bugs, a vulture, & free-flying bats. I can't believe we actually walked underneath bats. SCARY! (Thank heavens they were sleeping.)

Taya especially loved the elephants. We watched a little elephant show & everything. She was so cute watching them.

We walked all over the zoo & looked at lots of animals. It wasn't until we found the small monkey pens that Bladen got into seeing the animals. One monkey got right up next to the glass with him & his mouth dropped open like he'd just discovered a treasure! He was SO amazed at the animals. He was definitely a monkey lover.

Bladen got excited for the wild cats too. I love how his eyes get big when he's excited about something.

Korbyn & Taya loved each other at the zoo. They stayed together for most of the day.

Taya is missing her daddy, so she was attached to Justin. She walked around the entire zoo holding on to his shirt. It was SO cute. Thank you Justin for putting up with her. It meant the world to both of us.

All 4 kids were up against the glass at the gorilla pen & the gorilla came right up to the window & looked at them. They LOVED that.

Bladen didn't last long before he was sound asleep in his stroller. Poor little guy. We exhausted him in that hot sun.

Korbyn is such a crack up & my brother will kill me for posting these next two pictures of his son. . . but he reminds me of Justin SO MUCH!! SO FUNNY!

The last thing we did was ride the train around the zoo. The girls were SO excited about it.

Bladen was happy to be with his Baba.

And like usual, Korbyn was just cute.

FUN DAY! I love my family.

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