Brandon's office had their company picnic at the zoo back in October. We got there right when they opened, so the elephants were taking baths. ;)
I think I have a picture of Mackenzie and Brandon just like this at the zoo. So cute.
Next came the orangutans. This guy was pretty funny. Miranda cried "Go! Go!" until we left. She did not like any enclosed spaces after the gorilla incident. ;)
While Brandon mingled after lunch, I took the girls to the children's zoo. They played on the playground until Miranda saw a child with a mask (for Zoo Boo) and started screaming and crying again! Next up, the goat petting zoo. Unfortunately, all of the goats were resting in their special "do not touch me" confined area, so the big girls couldn't pet them. However, Miranda was glad we left because even though I was holding her she practically climbed up to my shoulders when she saw the goats! ;)
So, the big girls went into the prairie dog area alone so I could take their pictures in the pop up tunnels. As you can see, Meredith wasn't too thrilled with this exhibit.
Meredith came out crying, so that was fun with a 4 year old and 2 year crying in the zoo, neither one of which wanted to ride in the wagon I was pulling. :/ That was about the time I decided we needed some dippin' dots! Everyone had their own cup and then we were all happy - including this momma! Brandon met up with us just after the dippin dots and we continued to look at more animals as we waited to feed the giraffes.
This baby and momma were pretty cute.
Meredith stood a little too far and the poor giraffe was practically poking it's neck on the fence. They sure were hungry.
Miranda still said - Are you kidding me?!
Miranda was falling asleep in the wagon as we walked out to our car and all 3 girls were asleep by the time we got on the freeway, so I'd say it was a successful trip!