Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Lions and Tigers and Bears... Oh My!

This past Saturday, we decided to take the kids to the St. Louis Zoo. We hadn't gone since Avery was born, so this was her first time! The kids both really loved it and the weather wasn't too terribly hot, so it was a really fun day. We waited til after Avery's morning nap to ensure she would hopefully be in a good mood. :-) We also brought Jake's mom along for the adventure. ;-)

New this year at our zoo was the Polar Bear Exhibit. I was super excited to see it because everyone was saying how cool it was. Unfortunately, we waited in line and then when we got up there, the Polar Bear was nowhere to be seen. I guess they must have taken him inside for one reason or another, so I guess we'll have to make another trip back... maybe in the Fall when it's a little cooler. But other than that, it was a really fun time!

I haven't been very good about getting my big camera out lately. However, I never leave the house without my phone, so I snapped a few pictures with it.

Here are a few of my favorites.

And just for fun and because I love a good side by side comparison photo, here is our first trip to the zoo with Jackson in 2012 and then our first trip with Avery in 2015.