Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Fun Day at the Zoo

Yesterday I took a vacation day from work and Steph, Gray, Abby, Ivy and I headed for Chicago Lincoln Park Zoo. I packed a bag with some of their favorite snacks (it's a grandma thing). It was a perfect weather day with an overcast and very warm. There were signs of fall, with the trees starting to turn their rustic colors and falling leaves along our path, some of the leaves were huge. We didn't get to see our friend, Lee, the polar bear. The exhibit was closed, but Gray & Ivy posed for a picture.My camera is not the sharpest, but these are zebra's. Trust me, they did have black and white stripes.

See the BIG giraffe in the background? The ostrich didn't get in the picture. Abby is holding tight to her container of chips.

After lunch we let the 3 cousins run off some energy in the park area. Ivy thought she was as big as Gray & Abby.
Gray and Abby had a discussion over their rice K treat. They were so cute together. We ate lunch at their food court and I must say, for Zoo food, it's the best! Steph and I had a chicken, veggie panini. The kids had chicken strips with fries, but were more interested in the dessert.
Abby was trying to find Nemo in this HUGE fish tank....still holding tight to her chips.
Ivy, Abby & Gray in the African Rain Forest looking at a waterfall. They enjoyed hanging on to the netting.

This was in the Ape house......You ask, where are the monkeys? They are standing looking into the glass....Actually there were lots of apes and monkeys but the pictures I took didn't turn out so good. Luckily Steph took some good pictures with her camera.
A perfect day. No cares. 3 out of 6 grand kids to love on. I could actually go to the zoo on a weekly basis. Abby & Gray were best buds! And very well behaved! Steph will be posting much better pictures, I'm sure, so check out her blog.


Erin said...

Looks like you had a great time! Thank goodness for vacation days where you can spend quality time with family! :) What a blessing!

Erin said...

Thanks for the compliment on the new blog was time. That picture in the heading is from last Sept, but I love it. :)

I needed some fall colors going on! I can't wait to do Christmas! I just googled "Cutest Blog on the Block" and used one of their templates. Pretty simple, and then chose the colors of text and such.

Adventures In Babywearing said...

We had so much fun!


Sharon - Mom Generations said...

What a perfect day. The zoo is such a great place to run and walk and learn and look and snack and sleep! Your photos are awesome! I will head over to Steph's, too!

Bacardi Mama said...

It sounds like the perfect day with some of your beautiful grandkids. I'm so jealous. I was at work all day!

Cheffie-Mom said...

What a wonderful day celebrating family!! The photos are too cute!!

chrissy said...

sounds like soo much fun! Abby and Gray are too cute together! I love the photo of Ivy trying to catch up with the other kids! I love that Mimi packed her own snack bag for the grandkids, that is something my mom would do too! What a great day!