When you see someone a lot you don't notice changes, but when you go back and look at pictures or an old blog post, it hits you just how much children change over a few months.
Back in the Spring my good mommy friend, Jen and I decided we needed to put our zoo memberships to good use, we were hauling our butts and our baby's butts to the zoo every single week on Tuesdays, weather permitting. We may not have made it every single week due to travel schedules and the ridiculous heat wave we had in Ohio this summer and it may not have always been on Tuesday, but we made it there, A LOT!! I would have to say we both got good use out of our memberships. They paid for themselves 10 times over, I'm sure.
I noticed that we were going to have some wonderful spring like weather this week so I asked Jen if she'd like to get a zoosday in. It was a gorgeous day, the zoo was not crowded (i think there were 20 cars in the parking lot), the animals were very playful, it was a great day. Best of all we were there for nearly 4 hours and our kids were angels the entire time, much like our first trip to the zoo. Please check out Jen's blog post to see photos from our very first zoo trip with the kids, really, look, so you can see how much these two have changed. Here it is. I would have posted my own photos in this post, but then I remembered I had left my camera in the car that day. Davis was 13.5 months old and Stella was 8.5 months old when we went on our first zoosday. Davis was still taking a bottle and Stella wasn't even crawling yet. My how things have changed. Stella is now a mover and a groover just like her friend Davis and they had so much fun exploring the empty zoo today. Today Davis is about 19.5 months old and Stella is about 14.5 months old. Now onto the pictures.
Siku, the baby polar bear born January 2010, our first zoo trip was the first day he was in the habitat for viewing, he got big too!!!
Mama bear, don't know her name, but check out the shot I captured! Proof I need a Canon Rebel DSLR (hint, hint Jeff)
Infatuated by the bears
Diggin' his Uggs (yes, Davis has real Uggs people) and I know he is a boy, but come on, they are 100% cuteness
Hi Mommy!! Peek A Boo
They loved playing on the Lion sculptures
Do we have the most fashionable kids on the block or what?
They were also obsessed with the crap they found in that hole in the ground, more so than the Lions I think.
Trying to get "behind the scenes"
Good Bye Lions, see you next time