Saturday, June 22, 2013

Fresno Chaffee Zoo ~2013

We LOVE going to the Zoo! This year we got to attend with other employee's from Matt's Work for a Company Party ~ 
We got there early and decided to see the Sea Lion Attraction FIRST...
 It is really neat because you start above the sea lion cove area then as you walk down the path you get to get a sea level view... the kids LOVED this!
 On the path we found a bird that the kids just LOVED as well!
 We were walking by when the Lemur's caught Hailey's eye. The kids knew all about them because they are featured in the children's cartoon Madagascar! :) We loved that we were able to hear from the Zookeeper about these interesting animals! We headed to the Company Picnic area after this and enjoyed some GREAT food and fun times with work friends!
On our way out of the Picnic area we were able to catch the Bird Show. This was a GREAT show! If you go to the Zoo make sure to check the time for this and enjoy it!
 Landon and I had a little fun with the camera while we were waiting for the show to start...
 The kids liked being up close and personal to the Birds after. Hailey told each of the trainers that her last name was BIRD so she was the "birds bestest sister friend!"
 Of course Mommy can't leave ANY Zoo without seeing her FAV animal! I have LOVED Flamingo's ever since my very first trip to the Zoo back when I was a little girl. The Sacramento Zoo has them right at the front gate and I remember just sitting and watching them in awe... I still love watching them! We were able to hear about them from the Zookeeper again! Hailey asked alot of good questions about them. 
 THEN the kids and Daddy headed to Stingray Bay. This is an interactive area of the Zoo that is usually only around during the warmer months. We have not been able to attend it earlier; it was either not open or the line was too long so this was very exciting. (it also may have been because there is a cost... we all know how mommy is cheap... ha ha) I stayed out with the baby and listened to the kids giggle and just have a great time!
 Near the end of the exhibit there is a smaller area for the "baby stingrays" Hailey is holding what they call "a Mermaid's purse" because it holds the small egg for the stingray. The kids were very excited to tell me about this part! 
 Hailey liked to point out all the Boards she could stand by to get good pictures! Amazing because she is not usually very photogenic!
Sweet Baby Kylie was SO good all day long! She ate well, slept well, and watched everything she could!
The kids also enjoyed the petting zoo area. They were able to brush the baby goats hair.
 Above Hailey is looking at the monkeys to the left, and on the right both kids are enjoying the elephants!
 The kids last spot they HAD to see was the reptile house. The Turtle Shell is a favorite photo spot too!
 As we were heading out the baby ostrich came near the kids and they thought that was SO cool!
We sure are lucky to have a fun Zoo so close that we can enjoy!

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