8.30.2010

And I Am Now DONE Paying To See The Animals ...

We took the kids to the Oakland Zoo yesterday. On another outing to see animals. And relatives. Where we ate junk food. And listened to the girls whine and beg about all the things they wanted me to buy. Basically, a typical Sunday for us.

No need to go into the details of what we saw at the zoo. You can pretty much take a guess at what was there... Baboons with ugly butts. Elephants eating and pooping. Animals that the zoo claimed were there, but never materialized (the lions, the tigers, and bears, oh my!).

In all a great day. Despite everyone's crankiness. Though I have a ton of photos to show for it, I decided to spare you and just post a few of my favorites. I think you'll see why...

Tomorrow we head back down to Orange County, where we'll still be in limbo until Sunday when we FINALLY move into our rental house. Until then, enjoy the photos ... and wish me luck that we fit everything back into the car.









16 comments:

Kirsten said...

GREAT photos!

I love the Oakland Zoo. I don't take my kids over there very often though. Too many hills, and then there's the rides...

:-)

The Bald Guy said...

The kids look adorable! :-)

Donna said...

Loving the thumb sucking photos. And glad to know mine aren't the only kids who constantly want to buy things.

San Diego Momma said...

Can't wait to take you and the gals to the San Diego Zoo.

You've probably been...but not with ME and my gals.

It's a real treat, believe me.

Lots of ugly baboon butts.

In other news...YEAH on moving into the rental house!

Connie said...

Ah... kids, animals, junk food and gift shops :D Fun! Going to the zoo is a good thing, despite how crazy it can make the kids (and parents). Good luck on the move!

Christy said...

Too freaking cute! You are one amazing photographer lady! LOVE the last ones in particular. I'd put that on my holiday card for sure! Ha!

It's ALMOST the weekend! Moving day! Yahoo!!!!

www.shetalkslikejune.com said...

Lying zoos, sometimes cranky children, moving across countries and then moving again, living in a limbo...you make it sound so easy!Are you sure there are no 48 hour benders and tear stained pillows involved? - June

Mom24 said...

Your pictures are great. Seriously. I especially love the b&w of Grady. And the one of the three of them...and the tree and...your dad sucking his thumb and...

You all deserve to be cranky by now. Hope things go well until Sunday. Hang on, a couple of weeks and you'll hopefully have a routine that even feels old hat.

Bfiles said...

so cute. glad you're finally moving in this weekend. You deserve a rest, and a home!

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Tell those people to quit sucking their thumbs. They're going to mess up their dentures...:)

Daniela Swider said...

Oh, going to the zoo and asking for everything in sight is just part of being a kid in America, isn't it! Lovely pictures! And only a few days until you get to have your own place - amen to that!

Issas Crazy World said...

Love the photos. Am not a fan of zoo's. But I'm glad you guys had fun. That last picture cracks me up.

Jen said...

I loved the Oakland Zoo...perfect for a day trip, just the right size for kids and I always got exercise! National is nice but just sooo big...Ooh, and all the play areas in OZ...we miss it :-(

Barking Mad! said...

What absolutely darling photos!

I still haven't survived our last trip to an animal park because we ended up seeing two bears go at it...rather enthusiastically and that ended up igniting a firestorm of questions from my 4 year old. Oiy!

Glad you guys had a great time. Hope you managed to get everything back into the car. And hey, just think, in a few days time, you'll be all settled, once again and can maybe breath a little deeper for a while!

Audrey from Barking Mad!

Lisa said...

love the thumb sucking photo...priceless!

Loukia said...

Love the pictures!

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