Thursday, December 5, 2013

A day at the zoo

One beautiful crisp mid November day we met the Shenkir girls at the Houston zoo.  It's a good mid way point for both of us.  They are moving overseas in the next few weeks so we wanted to squeeze in a visit before their departure.  It seems like just yesterday Lauren and I were college freshmen sleeping through our alarms.  Now between the two of us we have 15 years of marriage, four kids and two large SUVs!  She and I don't get together as often as I'd like but we always pick up right where we left off :)  Elise is 3 and Claire is 9 months old.

Our first stop - the elephants!  

Cheese :)

One of the highlights of our visit was feeding the giraffes.  These gentle giants are amazing!  Owen was nervous and initially didn't want to participate.  It didn't take him long to change his mind and he was a pro!

What a neat experience!  The kids already look forward to doing it again soon :)

Fun in the meerkat exhibit

Checking out the ducks

Before we left the kids enjoyed a ride on the carousel.

What a fun day!  Can't wait to return :)