Friday, July 17, 2015

Hanging out at the Houston Zoo

The Houston Zoo was so awesome and I took so many pictures that it deserved its own post :). Tman spent the first day of vacation watching the Lion King a gazillion times so when we mentioned that we were going to the zoo and would see animals, he was ecstatic. He really wanted to see the lions.

What I loved most about this zoo was the abundance of animals in plain sight every where and the proximity to us. There was no guessing what animals you were looking at. We were so close to the animals we felt like we could reach out and touch them yet we still felt safe enough that they wouldn't just jump out and eat us :). I loved this zoo a lot, I will definitely come back again

Hubby with his cousin, her husband and Bean
 Hanging out with Suzie before we headed to the zoo
 Our family of 5 at the zoo, Bean was passed out
Hubby was always carrying a child on his shoulder
 We saw the Elephants up close and personal
Tman came alive when we got to the Lions, he was so excited he kept calling the male Lion King Mufasa :)
Jbird was not impressed
Tman requested a picture with the sleeping Lion and I of course indulged him
I love this crew of mine
We took a break to have lunch and let me tell you it was delicious (probably because we were hungry)
Hubby hanging out with the boys by the pond
I got so excited when we found the African forest :). My neck of the woods of course and I am totally claiming the entire continent. I made everyone pose for this picture, poor hubby didn't want to know me right at that time :)
The drums were a hit, Tman had to get down with it. My kid is hilarious
Jbird found a car and he was in heaven. It's the little things in life
We rewarded ourselves with some delicious ice cream
Hubby did a lot of shoulder carrying at the zoo, the boys couldn't get enough
We saw some giraffes and those are my favorite
How awesomely close are these giraffes, I could reach out and touch them
Tman and Suzie had a ball together the entire trip
My boys are hilarious
We ended our zoo adventure with a carousel ride, the boys loved every minute of it
We were so tired after spending the day at the zoo that we all passed out by the time we got home. What a great day it was discovering the Houston Zoo. This was a day well spent for sure. Have you ever been to the Houston Zoo? You have to check it out when you are there, it's totally worth a look.


  1. I have never been to a zoo before. Family days looks like super fun days.

  2. What a beautiful experience. I can't wait to plan a trip to the zoo with my little one. Just waiting for the baby to get a little bigger.
    Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  3. Your adventures this summer have been epic Peg...I've enjoyed the ride and your boys travel so well everywhere!