We went to the zoo for our January end-of-the-month field trip.*
It was freezing.
I bundled the kids in their snow gear, slathered their faces with Aquaphor, and we had a great time!
|parking wasn't a problem|
|pacing tiger, waiting for something|
|he kindly walked by this window, even rubbing his giant head against it,|
like he wanted us to pet him
|the elephants indoors|
|got to see the polar bear dive in for a swim;|
he too graciously swam near to say hello
|the three baby tigers were out by the time we left!|
The monkey house was CRAZY!
I think the animals are more fun when it's cold; my brother had mentioned this to me a while ago. There aren't as many of them, but they're certainly more active than in the summer. The Pittsburgh Zoo is really a lovely place. If you come to visit, we'll take you along!
*A new school tradition we established this year is to take a field trip the last day of the month, preceded by a "fun" breakfast (ie: better than cereal). It keeps me using our memberships and it's good to just have fun; school can sometimes get to be a little monotonous.