Thursday, June 30, 2011

The Zoo. Or As my Godbaby Says: Da Jungle!

Hey y'all!

Ok, I know promised something fun with my hair, and I DID get something fun done to it... but I don't have any pictures.

I got some purple extensions, but they are buried in my super thick hair, so it's hard to get a photo of them. I love them, though, and when I go get my hair touched up in a few weeks, I'm definitely having them put closer to top of my hair. Haha. :)


Today was spent on our first camp field trip!

We went to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. I may be biased, but Jacksonville's zoo is the best zoo I've ever been to. And yes. I've been to San Diego. I was super NOT impressed with San Diego's zoo in fact. (Though I did love the Panda's and the Polar bears!)

But Jax's zoo is HUGE, with lots of different animals, and all of the animals have HUGE areas to roam around in. For being in captivity, they sure are living the life. (That was the worst thing about San Diego. They had a flippin elephant in a enclosed area about the size of my bedroom. It was so awful.)

Speaking of elephants. There was supposed to be one in this picture with me.... Photo taking fail, Baylee. Fail.

We had a lot of fun, and being a Thursday, it was pretty empty, so we were able to actually see the animals without fighting the crowds. (In Florida, it's usually pretty miserable to go to the zoo in 100 degree weather just to see the backs of people's heads...) I liked this lion, because we have the same idea of a good time. Laying in the sun. :)

For the summer, the zoo did this Dino Alive exhibit where there are animatronic dinosaurs. It cost $3.50, and would have been cool if I was under the age of 11. Since I was not, I felt it was a waste of money for me.. but the kiddos loved it a whole bunch, and I did come face to face with my favorite... a velociraptor! (A very green velociraptor!)

My favorite area of the Jax Zoo is the Jaguar enclosure. Jacksonville Zoo has had a huge Jaguar enclosure for as long as I can remember (but especially since we became the Jacksonville Jaguars!) and now they have built an entire area/South American part of the zoo around it. I love them so much. I took some pictures, but my kiddos are in it, so they don't get posted. :)

Bets of all, my kids were SUPER well-behaved today. Maybe it was because we had the group of the oldest, but regardless there was minimal whining, and no misbehaving. It was bliss. :)

We came back to camp, and proceeded to run around with the kids. Their favorite game was to lay across my stomach while I did sit ups saying "One Tubby Tubby. Two Tubby Tubby. " and so on. That is, when I wasn't spinning them in circles. By the way. Saying, "I can't spin you in a circle because I'm about to vomit," does NOT work on 8 and 10 year olds. They just say, and I quote, "That's ok."

Little twerps.

Then after my pt session with the kiddos, I went and ran three miles with Isabella! Haha. It's been a long, exhausting day, but it was one of the best I've had in a while!! Tomorrow is the camp 4th of July party, and I'm pretty excited. Baylee and I made a flag of red, white, and blue cupcakes. :) Stay tuned!



  1. BAHAHA. I love that photo of you and velocorapter. Hilarious. I also laughed for about 10 minutes about the elephant photo fail. Perhaps next time. I love the zoo. I could seriously go there like everyday ha. ;)

  2. I think if I'd gotten that close to the velociraptor I would have peed my pants. As a small child I was always very concerned that the dinosaurs in the museum would come to life and eat me (now I assume they just want to play fetch).

  3. oh I love the zoo!! i am a dork there too. and can't wait for the cupcakes!

  4. The zoo is always fun!
    The Dino looks cute.. Haha

  5. I haven't been to the zoo in years!! Haha! I'm sure the kids loved it!

  6. I totally love going to the zoo... Apparently, I will never be too grown-up to not appreciate wild animals. Ha, ha.

  7. i love the central park zoo! i'll have to check out jax one time :) i love aquariums, zoos etc!

  8. ah I've missed so much! Congrats on reconciling w/ shane and glad to see you're having fun adventures :-)


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