Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lucas's First Trip to the Zoo

Last week, while we were visiting my parents in Virginia, we went to the Richmond Zoo! It was SUPER hot, but we powered through the heat and had a really fun day! 

It was Lucas's first trip to the zoo! 
{To see Ella's first trip at 5 months, click here! And here's last year's zoo trip for fun, too!}

Ella loved riding on the carousel while Lucas watched :)

Ella absolutely refused to cooperate for pictures for about 80% of our time at the zoo. So I have lots of shots like the one above.

Does she look hot?!

Lucas finally managed to break free of his car seat for some pictures in the hot sun. Totally should have brought his sunglasses, or at least a hat!

Oh, and of course Ella and Lucas had matching outfits!

Then it was time to feed the giraffes!! Always a favorite part of our zoo trips!

{This giraffe was able to cooperate for pictures much better than my 2 year old...just sayin}

{Fist pump for the zoo!}

Next up was the birds...please notice my child trying to climb into the birds' area. 

I think Lucas liked the camels?

Ella was obsessed with the goats. OBSESSED. She has absolutely no fear of them hurting her with their horns...she just reached right into their pen! She wanted to make some new friends, I guess.

Lucas, on the other hand, could care less about the goats.

After our zoo trip:
"Ella what was your favorite animal at the zoo?" 
See him in the pic above? Rameses?! Clearly it's him. 

{We told Ella she could sit in this choo-choo if she went potty. I am not above bribing my children in any situation.}

We thought we should take Lucas's picture by the stork...since, you know, the stork brought him. Although not really...because if that were the case, he wouldn't have all of these blood issues!

Pretty sure Lucas was trying to say "Stop taking all these pictures, Mom!!!"

I had actually brought my double stroller, since I figured Ella would want to ride in it for at least some of our time at the zoo. But, no, she did not. She walked pretty much the entire morning, except for the last little bit, when all she wanted to do was ride on Nay Nay's shoulders. 

Oh, my poor sweaty children.

I think next time we go to the zoo, we need to pick a day where it's not 90 degrees!
But thanks, Mom and Dad, for another fun zoo day! 


  1. I love that Ella's favorite part about the zoo was seeing "Rameses" - y'all are raising one little UNC loving girl!

  2. I just love Ella's face while feeding the giraffes! So adorable! And of course the matching outfits too - love, love, love them!!